June 15, 2018
I've always been a storyteller. Even before I knew I could be a writer I loved telling stories. In summers during my college days I worked as a counselor at summer camp for kids in East Texas. Each night at bedtime in our cabin, I would sit in the middle of the floor and tell the kids science fiction stories about outer space. The kids were never so quiet until these times as they would hang on my every word. And each night after that, they would all remind me where I left off the night before, which was a good thing because I was just making it all up as I went along!

I've always been inspired by other author's stories, movies and especially music. I had the good fortune to be able to travel in my teens. I spent my first year in college overseas as an exchange student on the island of Malta with my brother. After that we got to see a great deal of Europe as well. And since then I have been able to see many fascinating places around the world. I've observed how other countries live and the ways of their cultures. Everywhere I go though, I always have some music with me and my vivid imagination. 

It was these experiences and my propensity to use music as my springboard to bring my imagination to life in words. At the age of twenty-six, I discovered I could write poetry. I became obsessed with it. I could never find a pen and pad fast enough when ideas came pouring from my mind. But during these twelve years of writing poetry, I always kept actual story ideas in mind, brewing on the backburner as one might say. Some ideas I jotted own, some I just kept in my head. And in 2007, I made the leap from poetry to novel writing. Eleven years and five novels later, I haven't looked back. I even managed to put together two collections of my poetry during that time. But writing novels has become my passion. 

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK is now my sixth novel and first with Savant Books and Publications. It is the first of what is to become the One Night Trilogy. Parts two and three (novels seven and eight for me) of this trilogy are already completed. And I've just begun work on number nine, which is going to be a good old fashioned ghost story. 

My stories are from multiple genres, including modern literature, fiction, historical fiction and now science fiction with ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK. They are all available on and other popular book sites.

Keith R. Rees
Author of ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2


April 28, 2018
If a carnival had passed me at 15, I probably wouldn't be here writing this.

As it is, I ended up pursuing the closest thing to that lifestyle in the late 60's and early 70's when I used to do things like hitchhike up the coast to San Francisco with five dollars in my pocket, swim nude at the Gorge in Big Sur, sleep in a cave next to a log cabin in Laurel Canyon and convince myself surfing was approximate to attending a religious function. But…after myriad dead end jobs and start and stop at...

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March 2, 2018

     While working as a journalist for the Stars and Stripes (Darmstadt, Germany), the Athens News (Greece), the San Juan Star (Puerto Rico) and the Daily News (New York), I often felt that the deeper truths of the news stories and the people involved escaped the journalistic form. Don't get me wrong, journalism—as practiced by the truly accurate, fair-minded, determined, judicious purveyors of history's (and I'd say in many cases, good literature's) first drafts—is as impo...

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January 23, 2018
Bo Henry's family and characters in this and the subsequent novels evolved from my grandfather's tales and my family legacy. Analogous to the writing of my previous books, as I composed this story, I could not predict the content of the next scene. I witnessed Bo's adventurous life unfold as it was revealed to me upon the screen of my computer.

When writing a story, I do not know beforehand what form it will take. I am simply the conduit through which the story is revealed. In 1988, one aftern...

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January 11, 2018
As a young adult, E. M. Duesel thoroughly enjoyed acting and dancing, and had the great fortune of being on stage for about six years. During those years, she learned character development and definition. This later became very useful in her writing. With her career as a sociologist, she has been able to combine real life experiences with research into informative and relevant stories, churning personalities she has met along the way into characters with deeply meaningful connections to the n...

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October 26, 2017

Gnosis: Divine revelation. The basis of enlightened authoring, offering visions of this this and future epochs. In this enlightened state, I am gifted stories of the survival of our species, one of which is STORYTELLER (Savant 2017). As I write, I absorb my own stories, looking to becoming an example of how to evolve as a future human being with a fitting mind, body, and spirit. This is my secret way to not just survive but thrive, finding peace and resolving world suffering

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October 4, 2017

I always wanted a child. Even before I knew I wanted to be a writer, I hoped that someday I'd be a mother. 

I got my wish. As a new mother – first in my early twenties, and again at forty-five, I spent four unbroken decades raising several children and a stepchild, mostly on my own. Meanwhile, I earned a doctorate in English at UC Santa Barbara, taught the "Great Books" program at St. John's College in Santa Fe and Annapolis, became a political activist, and founded a popular singles club ...

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August 21, 2017

Readers know me as A. G. Hayes, author of the ingeniously compelling, multi-award-winning Koski and Falk secret agent series, including, in order of publication


THE JUDAS LIST (Savant 2012)



FINDING KATE (Savant 2016) introducing my Kate Keenan Special Assignment series

QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016) with Raymond Gaynor


which, many agree would make an exc...

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July 7, 2017
As a professional actress, journalist, television news anchor, and voice over artist, I've spent nearly two-thirds of my life telling other people's stories; I'm now bursting at the seams to tell my own! My latest released title, BENEATH THEM, is my first release through Aignos Publishing, an imprint of Savant Books and Publications. BENEATH THEM (Aignos 2017) is a young adult thriller about a mentally disturbed young man who secretly moves into the crawl space underneath the home of a happy,...

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July 6, 2017

My authoring career began with studying television writing at UCLA and resulted in a number of short fiction works for CBS TV and other television production companies. But it was my personal experiences gained during service with British intelligence in Eastern Europe and the Middle East that provided the raw fodder for my beloved Koski and Falk, and later Kate Keenan Special Assignment series of books.

Many readers have asked me where Koski and Falk came from. The co...

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