Sad Day…

Yesterday I lost a good friend.

Author, veteran, shooter, pilot, husband, father. JD Kinman died suddenly yesterday morning. JD was an Air Force veteran, one of my original alpha readers, and I was proud to be his on both the novels he wrote. He was putting the finishing touches on the third novel in his series and building his dream house in the hangar where he kept his airplanes when he died.

JD love to tell stories, shoot guns, poke fun at himself, and eat BBQ. We had collaborated a bit on my novel Twilight, where I ‘borrowed’ a couple of his characters, and he was going to use John Cronin in his third novel. Sadly, I won’t ever get the chance to drive over to the airport and pick him up after he flew in and go eat BBQ again.

JD didn’t want a funeral or flowers, he wanted to be cremated and people to celebrate his life.

Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed.

Rest in peace.


Sad Day… — 31 Comments

  1. I knew him on Facebook, but never in person. A great guy who will be missed.

  2. It’s quite the sucker punch to lose someone suddenly. My condolences.

  3. I’m very sorry your friend passed away. Although I never knew him, if you liked him and enjoyed his company, he had to be a good man.

  4. RIP.

    Ask not for whom the bell tolls. We’ll all walk that road. One hopes that we can live life as completely as he did.

      • Sorry – meant to leave that comment below. Looks like he had three books: Tales from the Dogs Side, Above Reproach, and False Gods. I just entered “JD Kinman” at Amazon in the “books” category.

  5. Sigh……I enjoyed his books. I’m sorry for you loss, my friend.

  6. Heaven better have a bar and a BBQ joint, just off a grass runway… ’cause otherwise how am I going to find him?

    Blue skies and tailwinds, JD.

  7. Hey Jim;

    I am sorry for your loss, I knew him on facebook, and he seemed to be quite a character.

  8. Is there any chance that you might finish off his last book? I really want to see the threads wrapped up and a guest appearance by the Old Man would be the icing on the cake.