Meet L. K. Urban, Author of the "Henchman Training Academy" series
L.K. Urban is a dreamer, writer, and adventurer.
When she is not on the road traveling around the United States in her burgundy Mini Cooper (affectionately named Ron), L.K. lives in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, close to her four wonderful children.
Upon becoming an empty nester and entering into the pandemic of 2020, L.K. became one of many quarantine writers. Thanks to COVID, her first series, The Henchman Training Academy, was born and fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a published author.
In addition to being a creative, L.K. also holds a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist and is a working practitioner.
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About the Book
The Henchman Training Academy 1: Evolution
No one roots for the Henchmen—the big, dumb, tough, disposable guys who blindly follow the villains . . . but are they all bad?
. . . Or are they just poorly trained, mistreated workers with evil bosses?
Recent college grad, Matt, is an insurance salesman whose life has turned into routine and monotony.
All that changes when he finds himself in the middle of a deadly bar fight and, in a split-second, is forced to make a decision: kill or be killed. Matt chooses self-preservation, saving himself, and, unbeknownst to him, the head of cybercriminal organization, DMF Enterprises.
Suddenly a murderer and a fugitive, Matt now also finds himself to be the latest target of a notoriously dangerous, rival cyber-criminal. For protection, Matt is offered the chance to join DMF's league of Henchmen.
But Matt quickly learns that the modern-day Henchmen are not like the ones in the movies. They drink Starbucks and watch Netflix on the job, and they make fatal mistakes, like accidentally locking the doors of the van mid-kidnapping.
If Matt can't survive as a Henchman, he will face the streets and the Outside Threat all on his own. But, if he can unite them, Matt can begin the evolution of Henchman, and better yet, stay alive. Does he have what it takes to triumph, or will he, too, become disposable?
Join Matt in the first book in this laugh-out-loud, action-packed Henchman Training Academy series, and get your copy now!
The Process Behind the Henchman Training Academy Series
Q: What inspired you to write your story? Tell us a little about your background as a writer.
A: I’ve always wanted to write a book, and it took me a long time to finally decide on the genre. I had a silly idea in my head, and with some encouragement from my editor, I jumped in and began to write.
Q: As a first-time author, what was the most difficult part of the writing process? How long did it take you to write the book?
A: The most difficult for me was how much I didn’t know about the craft! I started writing in my mid 50s and at times questioned if I really wanted to start over, again. It was a lot to try and understand, but I really wanted to finish what I started. It took me a few months to write the book, but much longer to have it edited, since it really was a crappy first draft!
Q: What do you hope to achieve in releasing your story to the public?
A: I would like people to see that marking something off your own personal Bucket List at any age is very satisfying. If I can do it, anyone can.
Q: What is one piece of advice you have for other first-time authors?
A: Keep going, finish it! You are probably closer than you think to being done. It still hasn’t sunk in that I am a published author. The first time I signed a book for a giveaway, I felt pretty proud.
Q: Which of your characters do you relate to the most and why?
A: I think I relate to Matt the most. He thinks he’s got things figured out, and as it turns out, he really has a lot to learn. That’s what life is all about, learning and growing.
Q: Did you take any inspiration from people in your life when creating your characters?
A: Yes, Matt is also a mix of my two sons, and Liz is a mix of my two daughters. It was fun to pull things about their personalities and include them in.
Q: What is your favorite moment from the book?
A: My favorite moment is at the beginning of the book when Liz silently, without hesitation, kills the two Henchmen while she is waiting for Matt to come downstairs in his condo. It sets the tone for her being a bad ass.
Q: Do you see yourself writing any future books? Are you working on any other projects currently?
A: Yes! I will have at least three books in the Henchman Training Academy series, and I hope to begin work on a non-fiction book. I do have an idea for another series, we will see!