Monthly Archives: June 2013

Interview with Suspense Author CJ West

  CJ West is the independent author of a host of suspense novels, including The End of Marking Time and The Winemaker’s Son. His most recent release is The Cat Bagger’s Apprentice. CJ spent twenty years helping companies solve computer … Continue reading

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Fictional Heroes and Personal Transformation

  Here is a new essay by me, published online for the first time at The Atlasphere. It presents the reasons — now backed by empirical psychological studies — why fictional heroes provide us not “mindless escapism,” but are actually … Continue reading

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Vince Flynn, R.I.P.

  I’m devastated to learn, and saddened to report, that Vince Flynn — one of my all-time favorite thriller authors, and one of my all-time most-admired people — has just died at the tragically young age of 47. If there … Continue reading

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Some Terrific Reviews of the HUNTER Audiobook

  Audiobooks rarely attract as many reviews as do ebooks and print editions. That’s why I’m so pleased to report that veteran audiobook reviewer Kathy Golden just gave the HUNTER a-book a terrific review on her “Just Audiobook Reviews” website. … Continue reading

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Foreign Kindle Editions of HUNTER

  A notice to those of you who live outside of the United States: The Kindle ebook edition of HUNTER is available not just in the United States, but also on the individual national Amazon sites in the U.K., Canada, … Continue reading

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HUNTER Audiobook Milestone

Friends, I recently sold my 1,100th HUNTER audiobook! I’m still astonished that the audio medium has worked so well for my thriller. It certainly makes me glad that I produced it. For you many audiobook fans, the novel is available … Continue reading

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Vigilante Author — or Cultist?

  I am a cultist. At least, that’s what a guy writing in Salon implies. But no, not for my individualist politics or philosophy. Only because I’m a strong proponent of self-publishing. “Self-Publishing Has Become a Cult,” his article declares. … Continue reading

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