Posts tagged Chris allen action author
ALEX MORGAN IS BACK

On the third day of Hunter, my inner agent said to me: "Alex Morgan is Back".

I remember the 1970's, sitting in a old cinema in sleepy old Perth, my home town, around about this time of year, watching the latest Bond epic - starring the longest serving 007, Roger Moore, sitting through those final end credits, awaiting  those familiar few words: "James Bond will return". It seared into my memory - just as much as the enduring, action-packed stories Fleming himself created: the other-worldly villains, the extraordinary women, and the dark, brooding, tragically flawed Bond who took me to so many exotic places.

It was destined then to be, that at the end of my first and second novels I would inevitably place "Alex Morgan will return" on my final pages. Now that the baddies in Operation Defender have been given their comeuppance, and those villainous creatures in Operation Hunter brought to justice, I am more certain than ever that my creation, Major Alex Morgan, is also here to stay.

Some have even said he's about to embark on his next adventure: Operation Avenger. But don't tell anyone!

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THE PROCESS TO RELEASE DEFENDER
It's a busy time in the writing mancave, after a short hiatus up to Northern NSW to visit my brothers. Handing in the first draft of Defender 2, it was no surprise that I needed a break. So driving 1500 kms to Lismore and back gave a real opportunity to zone out. Read More
THE PLACE WHERE CREATIVITY MEETS PRODUCTIVITY

Recently I shared a photo on my Facebook Author page showing Ian Fleming's writing desk. We all have different needs to spark creativity. Fleming had a pretty bare space to work at - a desk with typewriter, manuscript, a couple of photos and a wall - but the stories were all inside his head.

(Of course, the Carribean was just outside his window.)

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SEVEN THINGS ABOUT BEING ON DEADLINE
have to admit, there's a certain 'je ne sais quois' about being so ensconced in writing a book that it permeates your thoughts, your dreams, and conversations. As the new Alex Morgan INTREPID espionage thriller is due with Momentum Books at the end of this month, here's 7, or should I say 007, cool and not-so-cool things about being on deadline. Read More