Kelvin L. Reed grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin along with his five brothers. He attended college in his home state, eventually earning a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kelvin's first novel, Rookie Year: Journey of a First-Year Teacher, about a teacher who tames a group of unruly inner city students, was published in 1999. His second novel, Midnight Sunshine, a love story about a shy American accountant and his Philippine "mail-order bride," was published in 2003. His third book, President Pro Tem, published in 2010, was the first American novel to feature an African American female as the president of the United States. His fourth novel, Guilt by Association, about a black attorney defending a white supremacist who has killed a twelve-year black girl, was published in 2013. Once a Month is Kelvin's fifth novel.
Kelvin resides in Las Vegas with his wife, and currently works as a public school counselor. When he's not writing he enjoys reading, taking walks and watching reality crime shows.
Our Only Chance: An I.A. Chronicle (2017) by Ray Else is a unique novel set in Japan in which Manaka, a brilliant scientist, creates Einna, a super intelligent android with feelings, creating an exceptional mother-daughter relationship. Their bond is threatened by a greedy, dangerous silent partner who wants to create an army of androids in order to reap huge profits. I found the somewhat open-ended ending unsatisfying but enjoyed the book overall. Strongly recommended November 19, 2017
Murder Corporation (2012) by Victor Methos is an effective thriller about a fairly new cop who reluctantly joins an elite force of police officers known for its effectiveness at bringing down drug dealers. Unfortunately the young man discovers the members of his unit are worse than the criminals they arrest—or kill. No great prose but a solid quick read. Strongly Recommended. November 12, 2017