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Trial of Midnight Rider – the review Amazon won’t let me post

Spoiler alert here, I’m the film’s director. The film’s title starts with the word “Trial”, because that’s what this is, an examination of the evidence. And there has not been a serious attempt to examine the breadth of this evidence and rebut the assertions of the prosecution, otherwise known as the Hollywood trade media, at […]

KINGDOM COME signed copies

I’ve decided to do this, but I don’t think there’ll be many takers because it gets pricey. It works like this: I buy the book, have it delivered to me (postage), sign it, then take it up to the post office and, well, post it to you. There ain’t a lot of magic in this, […]

Cooper, now posting on Instagram

My buddy, Major Vin Cooper, late of the USAF OSI, is currently in Syria (I think…he won’t confirm in as many words) and posting daily on Instagram, when circumstances permit. I gather the posts are vaguely relevant to a novel I have written, titled, KINGDOM COME, which is set in Syria, among other places. So, […]

Kingdom Come has come

  KINGDOM COME, the 7th book in the Vin Cooper series, is now available. This is Cooper’s most controversial, brutal, and darkly humored outing yet. The Russian president is missing in Syria, the US president is tweeting and playing golf, and meanwhile the dead appear to be rising from their graves, the End of Days pr ophesized […]

TRIAL OF MIDNIGHT RIDER overview and evidence

A freight train runs through a film set. A camera assistant is killed and the director held responsible and jailed. But that’s far from the whole story which focuses on a corrupt little town in south Georgia, United States.

War Lord, Kindle Edition

Some people in the US have found it impossible obtaining a copy of WAR LORD in Kindle. And it’s particularly in my case because my books are published officially in both the UK and Australia, but not currently in the US (which has created a bit of a hole).

Blog series: How to Write

8. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author.

Getting your book published. I wonder if you’ve skipped forward to this part because, like the people who jump ahead to the conclusion of a murder mystery novel, this bit is the point of it all for you. Well, like the revelation in a whodunit, the answer to getting published really has no worthwhile context […]

6. 40 Words on Grammar.

#6. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author. If it feels right, start your sentence with and. And starting it with but is okay too. But, as I said, only if it feels right. (Your high school English teacher who taught otherwise didn’t know shit from fava beans). Please, though, […]

7. The nuts and bolts of the writing process.

#7. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author. While any number of people will tell you they have a great idea for a book (yes, yes, we’ve established that), a reasonable percentage of folks are aware that getting started ain’t easy. Indeed, as Stephen King said, “The scariest moment is […]

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Trial of Midnight Rider – the review Amazon won’t let me post

Spoiler alert here, I’m the film’s director. The film’s title starts with the word...

KINGDOM COME signed copies

I’ve decided to do this, but I don’t think there’ll be many takers...

8. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author.

Getting your book published. I wonder if you’ve skipped forward to this part because,...

Cooper, now posting on Instagram

My buddy, Major Vin Cooper, late of the USAF OSI, is currently in Syria (I...

Kingdom Come has come

  KINGDOM COME, the 7th book in the Vin Cooper series, is now available. This is...

6. 40 Words on Grammar.

#6. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author. If it feels right,...

7. The nuts and bolts of the writing process.

#7. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author. While any number of...

Kingdom Come. The New Vin Cooper Thriller is Getting Closer

Hoping to get it on the ebook/print on demand shelves in time for Thanksgiving....

5. My own personal secret herbs and spices of how to write.

Is there a secret to this writing game? Maybe. Here’s mine. You’ve written your...

4. Send your empathy muscle to the gym.

Empathy is to the writer what a spirit level is to a builder. It’s very difficult to construct a story that won’t fall over without it; an essential tool of the trade