You can find many articles written about my work in newspapers and magazines. In a 2014 article, Publisher’s Weekly labeled me as one of the “Writers Who Rocked Self-Publishing” and reported how my books “exploded” on Amazon (their words, not mine). Prior to that, Publisher’s Weekly also did a full-page interview of me: “The World Has Completely Changed.”
I started life as a scientist and software/hardware engineer. While still in college, I invented an advanced electric car propulsion system and started a tiny company to build a prototype. Many years later, I started a successful high-tech consulting company named CPrompt, which specialized in AI software robotics expert systems and e-commerce. I ran CPrompt for decades before I was lucky enough to become a bestselling techno-thriller novelist.
I was widowed at a young age after my first wife tragically died from pancreatic cancer. A few years after being widowed, I put everything I owned in storage and did my own version of Eat, Pray, Love by wandering the California coastline renting oceanfront cottages while searching for a good place to heal and write.
Along that journey, I published my second bestseller and found and married my second wife, the second love of my life, a remarkable woman and artist named Dana. So I have loved, lost, grieved, created, founded companies, wandered, invented, written about it all, and been metaphorically reborn more than once. All this life experience is distilled into my writing.
I feel that the purpose of my life is to make as many small positive differences with my writing as I can, whether that’s giving someone a few minutes of escape or a new idea to act upon.
When I’m not busy writing op-eds and essays about science, green technology, education, society, or the environment, I’m busy writing what I love to read, fiction with some depth, some real meat on its bones. More than anything, I love realistic contemporary techno-thrillers with a Twilight Zone edge to them. So I write what I call literary techno-thrillers.
All my novels wrestle with the big questions of life, love, and where we are headed. This comes out in the form of a genre-bending weave of action, mystery, love, hard sci-fi tech, paranormal elements, and thrills, all told with meticulous realism. Cautionary themes about the double-edged nature of AI are featured heavily in almost all my works, as is the double-edged nature of humanity itself.
People often ask how I write. The answer is that I have a muse named Calliope.
Here is a biography written by my first wife, Mazelle, not long after my first bestseller in 2007 and several years before cancer stole her away…
At 3 years old, he made spaceships out of his parents’ discarded moving boxes and pretended he was flying. By 4, he’d built motorized dinosaur models that walked. By kindergarten, he was taking toy robots apart and building them into other creations.
By the ripe old age of 8, he’d moved into making “future-predicting” computers. Engineered with a large box, electric motors mounted on the front, big tape wheels mounted on electric motors so they would spin and the tape would move, tons of little flashing computer lights, and a tape loop with computer sounds on it, his computer would allow his patrons a.k.a. parents to pay to ask “future-predicting” questions. After a certain amount of flashing lights, sound effects, and time had elapsed, he would drop an answer on a card down a metal chute, a castoff part from his sister’s Betty Crocker’s Kitchen.
Thus are the humble but extraordinarily resourceful and creative beginnings of Kevin Bohacz, founder and President of CPrompt. Educated as a physicist, by age 21, he’d designed and applied for a patent on an electric car. His electric car system has yet to be replicated in efficiency and simplicity. Kevin continued with his unquenchable thirst for creating cutting-edge technology and inventions, utilizing advanced engineering and creating custom software and hardware solutions for clients.
At the dawn of microprocessors, as an electrical engineer, he designed early hardware and software microprocessor systems. His career evolved with the birth of the personal computer revolution and with the emergence of the internet. He foresaw the web revolution and was a first-mover in e-commerce, developing an early e-commerce system Sendsafe that continues as an innovator today.
In 1994 Dream Dancers was published while Kevin was living in Los Angeles. This was his first and some consider his best novel.
In 1994, he relocated his company to Dallas, Texas to take advantage of the web-broadcasting potential of the Central United States (and to find his bride). Over the years, happily in love, he wrote several more novels, the second of which became his first bestseller, Immortality.
Where am I now? I was born in Manhattan, in the city that never sleeps, and have “literally” lived all over the country, from our largest cities, such as New York and Los Angeles, to small seaside towns such as Santa Cruz and Redondo Beach, to interesting arty small cities such as Santa Fe New Mexico. I can currently be found dreaming and writing in Boston, absorbing New England charm and marveling at my wife, who is an amazing artist, choreographer, dancer, and teacher at schools of the arts.