Dr. J. Robert Kinney is an award-winning mystery/suspense author. Since his publishing debut in 2016 (Precipice), Kinney has three published novels, including the ongoing Volya Series. His most recent novel, Ring of Conspiracy, was awarded the Best Suspense Novel of 2020, winning the Silver Falchion Award from the Killer Nashville International Writers Conference.
Born and raised in the great state of North Carolina with his parents and younger sister, Kinney has a PhD in political science, with specialties in international relations & terrorism studies, as well as degrees in psychology (Duke, B.S.) and forensic science (GWU, M.S.). Kinney has worked in research for a government contractor, in federal public policy in Washington DC, taught university courses on global politics, and lectured on crime scene investigation. Currently residing in Tennessee, he loves reading, playing basketball and tennis, traveling the world, trivia nights with friends, and teaching on international politics & foreign policy. He has also enjoyed podcasting on international political topics & current events, having hosted a show called Nutshell Politics for a while, which can still be found on Spotify, iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, and more.
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