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Snipers Briefing For Henwood Ranch Range Day For Writers

NOTE: Please address questions of comments to: This briefing is for writer attendees of today’s Henwood Ranch Range Day. I had been scheduled to serve as a range safety officer and demonstrate the use of a scoped 30.06 rifle as a example of a sniper weapon. An athletic injury prevented me from attending. In […]

The story of an author’s powerful Faulknerian family told through the lens of a thriller about why good people do bad things.

This is a very personal book for me. When I set out to write a thriller about what makes good people do bad things, realized that I had to look no farther for examples than my own family. While the immune system of my Faulknerian ancestry had rejected me over my support for civil rights, […]

Author’s Note To Hellhound

In 2005, two-thirds of this book was published in hardcover by Macmillan/Forge titled Perfect Killer. This edition – Hellhound: The Author’s Cut — incorporates the missing third, along with all of the words in the previously published version. I’ve also added several thousand words of supplemental material. Please see “The accidental 3-book novel” (End Paper […]

Hellhound: End Paper #3 – The accidental 3-book novel

Two-thirds of Hellhound was previously published in hardcover by Macmillan/Forge as Perfect Killer. That incomplete version has about 110,000 words. By comparison, the length of the average novel varies widely, but is generally considered to be around 50,000 to 70,000 words. By contrast, Hellhound, contains 174,110 words. That restored third finally completes the book with […]

Hellhound End Paper #2: Write what you know

”What did I know best that I had not written about and lost? ”What did I know about truly and care for the most? ”Ask those questions of yourself, then write whatever story comes to mind.” – Ernest Hemingway: To the best of my ability, I have written what I know and truly care for […]

The Townhouse Operation Exposed

Breaking the Townhouse Operation meant that I had to sue the Watergate Special Prosecutor. The legal bills were all min=e Because Congressional News Service was my own company I founded. The bills were in the high tens of thousands of dollars and, if I had not been successful, it would have meant bankruptcy. The now-deceased […]

Excite and eBay: Flirting With Disaster? Firearm sales may pose a potential litigation time bomb for eBay, Excite and perhaps other Internet auction sites

(see also: Why eBay Alone Draws Fire in Online Auction Probe) Tactical Police Shotgun … Remington 870 Police Magnum 12-gauge shotgun with Surefire Model 618 Tactical Light. Weapon is solid black with a parkerized finish. Light is operated by a touch pad located on the pump. Shoots buck shot or slug. — For sale at […]

Lewis Perdue – A quick glimpse at journalism experience

Lewis Perdue taught journalism and related courses as a regular faculty member at Cornell University and UCLA and as an adjunct professor at Elmira College. He has more than 45 years of experience spanning local reporting to enterprise and investigative reporting in Washington, D.C. including coverage of the White House and Congress. Lew’s current daily […]

Stealth Terror: More Frightening, More Profitable

Why would stealth terror be more frightening and more profitable? From Chapter Fifty of Die By Wire A dense gauze of cigarette smoke packed the windowless room so tightly the naked white walls seemed to recede toward an unseen horizon. An unornamented round table barely a meter in diameter rested on gray institutional carpeting, its […]

Malaysia Airlines Flt 370: Charity For Family Support?

I’m looking for guidance on a legitimate charity that supports families of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flt 370. I’d like to donate my income from all the recent increased sales of my book, Die By Wire. Why? Because less than a day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on March 8, I received emails from […]