September 5, 2014
My newest release, THE HANGING OF DR. HANSON (Savant 2014), already began receiving wide spread interest and acclaim even before it was released. It's the tale of Dr. Hanson Bumgardner, better known as "Dr. Hanson." The story is set in the tumultuous mid-1800's when historic forces were driving the United States of America towards what seemed to be certain self-destruction.

Hanson Bumgardner is an historical figure. Researching his life, especially on the Western plains and during the Civil War, was engrossing. In the process, I discovered many fascinating facts and tidbits about life during those times, too many, in fact to include them all in the novel. People's lives may have been different back then, but their thoughts, needs, desires and motivations are surprisingly contemporary. That's partly what makes this work so accessible to the modern reader. One can relate surprisingly easily to the character's struggles, joys and sorrows.

Hanson's tale is quite captivating as he strives to discover his life-calling. However, he toils in one of the worst eras of American history, which constantly adds to his confusion and nudges him along a path that ultimately leads to his doom.

THE HANGING OF DR. HANSON (Savant 2014) is a story about human basics: life and death, war and peace, love and loss. It's about how, despite the best of intentions, humans so often seem to be led astray. To make it more dramatic and realistic, Bumgardner himself is quoted from his ninety-minute soliloquy on the gallows, as he recounts his amazing life story while attempting to bide for time, hoping for a miraculous last minute rescue or reprieve.

I believe this, my latest novel, will appeal to almost every type of reader. It is a timely Civil War tale that chronicles of one person's very real ordeal as he copes with the technical, political and emotional turmoil of nineteenth-century life. It's strongest appeal, I believe, is that Dr. Hanson Bumgardner's life struggles will seem quite at home in our currently tumultuous times.

Bentley Gates
Award-winning Author of
THE BAHRAIN CONSPIRACY (Savant 2010 -- Amazon Kindle Bestseller)


July 28, 2014
IN THE EYES OF THE SON (Savant 2014) is a fictional novel about a man's struggle to create a place for himself. Like Peter, the protagonist, I spent years building a life that was sound and stable, while trying to achieve success in a field of uncertainties. What I went through since my youth in Holland became the inspiration for Peter's story.

Peter dreamt of life with a camera. His left-wing father, Eduard – a journalist and former WWII photographer – at first supports his son’s ambit...
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July 19, 2014
Richard Rose recently hosted a combined author/book release party with great success, his newly released THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES receiving accolades as a "masterpiece."

Way to go Richard!  Check out this books great review in the Huffington Post at

and this other great review in Chicago's "I On The Scene" at
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June 22, 2014
If you read The Paris Review; if you listen to NPR; if Tom Robbins makes your head spin while your heart sinks because, face it, you'll never make woo-woo magic with words the way he does; if Keats, Yeats, Joyce, or maybe T.S Eliot is a favorite, you'll particularly love this year's Savant Poetry Anthology, VOLUTIONS.

Another way of saying this, is if you have ever loved anyone, anything or any place so rightly or so wrongly that it hurt, hated (yes, hated) injustice, or thought poetry ought...
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March 11, 2014
When A. G. Hayes' new action-adventure spy book, the third in the Koski and Falk series, IMMINENT DANGER (Savant 2014) was released, I for one, didn't expect it to mirror the mood of today's times and conditions quite so vividly. In the book, a rock-star/religious extremist attempts a 9/11 "comeback" by orchestrating the mass assassination of the world's religious leaders, including the Pope, at an Easter sunrise service at the Hollywood Bowl. Only Koski and Falk, two of Cerebrus' most experi...
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Author Richard Rose talks about the evolution of THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES

September 16, 2013

When I first conceived the idea for The Lazarus Conspiracies, I wrote it as a film script under the title “The Lazarus Project.” The script tells the story of a maverick Chicago cop who is so obsessed with seeing justice done that he repeatedly breaks the rules of police conduct in order to catch the bad guys. The script was a top ten finalist in the Illinois/Chicago Screenwriting 2000 Competition.

A few years later I decided to expand the script into a novel. In the process, the character...
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August 12, 2013
Hello Children's Book Lovers! 

It is my pleasure to announce the release of the third in the Savant "Color-Me-Please" series, THE TURTLE DANCES. This delightful 80-page children's story with 28 black and white, pen-and-ink illustrations by celebrated artist and illustrator Ruth R. Janik of A WHALE'S TALE fame recounts the adventures of Isla, a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, resting on the beach at Waikiki, who notices a dance couple practicing a partner routine for a dance competition. Intrigued,...
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July 22, 2013
An exciting new mystery novel by author George Hudson!

In the midst of a secret love affair, passions flare and a murder is committed. The crime, however, is unsolved. Carefully constructed lies and public ignorance hide the truth, and the victim disappears into history. The lives of those behind are drastically changed, but they eventually move on, believing the truth is safely buried forever.

Thirty years later, an old skull is recovered on a dark night by several fishermen from the middle o...
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March 9, 2013
THE DESPERATE CYCLE (Savant 2012) is Tony Tame's second dramatic novel of Jamaica, but the theme is not confined to Jamaican society. It examines the ways in which succeeding generations of people in what is loosely called "third world countries" handle, with courage, humor and resilience, the mountain of odds which history stacks against them.

This book does not treat any one participant in this "cycle" of inequality with particular distemper or sympathy. All the characters, from shifty polit...
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November 13, 2012
LIGHT SURFER follows the life of an enigmatic, abused child named Tony Jess. While Tony retreats further and further into autism, fate is plotting an out-of-this-world plan for his future that, even in his wildest "psychotic" dreams, he couldn't imagine. Sometimes, one needs to remain naïve for sanity's sake. At least, until the future has sufficiently gestated and is ready to become the present.

On the other hand, the fate of Dr. Baird, Tony's psychiatrist, appears, like that of Dr. Baird's ...
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