CUMMING — A local author is celebrating his first novel, which was published earlier this month.
Jim Henninger’s “Recording a Kill” tells the story of Kevin Harrington, who is falsely accused of sexual assault and then witnesses a murder and must flee from the gunman.
Henninger, who has lived in Cumming since 2001, wrote the novel over a five-week period last year while recovering from hip replacement surgery.
He had always wanted to write, but never had the time. He used the break from his job as a field representative for an insurance company to fulfill his goal.
“My recovery was really easy and really complete, so I took the time while I had it,” Henninger said.
He credited his late wife, Linda Montgomery Henninger, for encouraging him to write. She passed away in 2012 from pulmonary arterial hypertension. “She always told me I should write a book,” he said.
While “Recording a Kill” is Henninger’s first published work, he has had a passion for writing for years. He majored in journalism at Indiana University and briefly wrote verses for greeting cards.
Henninger also plans to write a sequel to “Recording a Kill,” which is available for purchase online through Tate Publishing, at several national bookstore chains and as an e-book.