The Trial of Midnight Rider. A documentary film.

It happened on February 20, 2014, on a railway trestle way down in Wayne County, South Georgia, USA. A train ploughed into a film crew shooting a scene on railroad tracks for a biopic about Greg Allman of the iconic band the Allman Brothers. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was struck and killed by the locomotive. The film’s director, Randall Miller, was subsequently charged with criminal trespass and involuntary manslaughter.

Podcast with moi

I can’t remember doing this podcast, which is a concern. I was either drunk or have Alzheimers. I do hope I haven’t slagged anyone off. Unless it’s one of the top three – Hitler, Stalin, Trump…

The Lost Second Book

It’s prophetic, right? The legion marches off into the desert never to be seen again, and maybe ends up fighting in China. And then I go and write a trilogy about this lost legion and the second book just, like, disappears…. Wow, it’s a plot for something else entirely, perhaps. Author writes novel only to have it swallowed by the mists of time. How can a book just, you know, vanish?


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Multi Media Bar

1. What’s your idea for your book? But first, what’s an idea?

 #1. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author. “I’ve...

How to write your best selling book, by a best selling author.

Let’s assume you really do have a best selling book in you. I’m gonna help you write it with a series of posts aimed at the first time novelist. David Rollins.

KINGDOM COME – Sample Chapter

Secretary of State, Samantha Bernstein, early 60s, pencil thin, voice like a coffee grinder, her makeup applied so that it would last the whole day without too much maintenance, wearing down slowly layer-by-layer like an archaeological dig. “Mr President,” she announced, “you’re not going to believe this.”

KINGDOM COME – the back page blurb

The President’s chopper goes down over Syria. Extremists parade him on the Internet, battered and bruised but alive. They also have the man who carries the briefcase that contains the launch codes for the superpower’s thermonuclear ICBMs. And those missiles are still targeting US cities. Yes, it’s the RUSSIAN PRESIDENT that has been captured.

Field of Mars

Marcus Licinius Crassus’s lust for gold and glory was legendary. What became of his army is myth.

In Crassus the tyrant, Rufinius the soldier, Appius the historian, Mena the hag and Lucia the Golden Whore, David Rollins brings to life a mystery that has plagued historians for centuries. Field of Mars coverThe only constant in this world is Mars, the god of war, and who he will favour is anyone’s guess.


Sometime before dawn, mystery assailants shoot dead 27 people at Horizon Airport, a...

War Lord

Vin Cooper is hunting for a kidnap victim. The CIA is hunting for a missing nuclear...

Ghost Watch

Special Agent Vin Cooper is feeling reckless, so he volunteers for the dumbest and most dangerous job going: personal security operations in Afghanistan protecting bent politicians. But when his principal is killed in a suicide bomb attack, Cooper is reassigned to a cushy job nursing a couple of needy African-American entertainers putting on a show for US military advisors at a secret base in Rwanda…

The Zero Option

“Halfway between a Jerry Bruckheimer mega-spectacle and one of those frightfully clever...

Hard Rain

When the US Attaché to Turkey, Colonel Emmet Portman, is found butchered in his Istanbul residence, Special Agents Vin Cooper and Anna Masters are sent to investigate. Within days of their arrival, Portman’s associates begin to die gruesomely. There’s a serial killer at large.