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A. G. HAYES FOREVER!

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, March 29, 2019, In : Author Introduction 

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 both my Koski and Falk, and later Kate Keenan Special Assignment series of books. 

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MEET AUTHOR ELIZABETH MCKAGUE

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, In : Author Introduction 
Part of the reason why I write a book is because it needs to exist and personally, I really want to read it! I half-jokingly believe that the artist is like a puzzle with one piece missing, perhaps stolen by an unseen power, and this individual will then spend the rest of their life creating works in an effort to try to get that piece back. I’ll confess that I am a hopeless romantic and my works often display that stamp. 


I have been writing for 45 years, since I was nine. I have an MFA in C...

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DOC KRINBERG: TEACHER, POET, NOVELIST

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, In : Author Introduction 
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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ROBERT FRIEDMAN: JOURNALIST/NOVELIST

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, March 2, 2018, In : Author Introduction 

     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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NICHOLAS BYLOTAS, NEWEST SAVANT STORYTELLER

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, October 26, 2017, In : Author Introduction 

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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THE MAGIC OF A. G. HAYES

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, August 21, 2017, In : Author Introduction 


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


WHO'S KILLING ALL THE LAWYERS? (Savant 2011)

THE JUDAS LIST (Savant 2012)

IMMINENT DANGER (Savant 2013)

THE CHEMICAL FACTOR (Savant 2015)

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

QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016) with Raymond Gaynor

THE SOLAR TRIANGLE (Savant 2017)


which, many agree would make an exc...


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A. G. HAYES DOES IT AGAIN WITH THE SOLAR TRIANGLE

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, July 6, 2017, In : Author Introduction 

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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SETSUKO TSUCHIYA, REVOLUTIONARY THINKER

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, March 5, 2017, In : Author Introduction 

As an amateur DanceSport (ballroom/Latin dance) athlete and competitor as well as a medical massage therapist, I often felt a deep but unspoken connection between the two. During my university studies, I had the opportunity to further explore this connection. Thus began my search for somatic therapy. 


At first, I thought that what dance and massage had in common was Dance Movement Therapy (DMT), a recognized form of psychological therapy. But being Japanese, I wanted something that was less ...


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RICHARD ROSE - THE ULTIMATE DETECTIVE STORY WRITER

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, February 13, 2017, In : Author Introduction 

My passion for writing began after a typical small town boyhood in Kokomo, Indiana. Paper routes, basketball, teen dances and too many greasy French fries were followed by a BA degree at Wabash College, a small liberal arts college for men just down the road from Purdue. As an English major, I contributed cartoons and satiric articles for the humor magazine and short stories for the more serious literary publication.

After graduation and a summer adventure selling Bibles from door to door in ...


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A. G. HAYES

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, In : Author Introduction 
Many people go to Hollywood to find themselves. Having myself spent several years doing just that, I have wanted to include some of my Hollywood experiences as well as some of the larger-than-life characters I met along the way. 


I was lucky to have an instructor, a Mr. Gelman, at UCLA where I was taking a course in Screenwriting. He introduced himself to the class, eyeballed us, and asked gruffly, "How many here want to be writers?" Each of us glanced at each other; a few began to raise their...

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NO MORE WAITING FOR "ALL THINGS AWAIT"

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, In : Author Introduction 
It's likely that most readers are familiar with that phenomenon of being so into a book that they go through a handful of chapters without any memory of turning a single page. John Gardner went so far as to claim this should be the writer's goal—to create for the reader a "vivid continuous dream." What’s surprising to me is how this can happen during the act of writing, too.


I remember writing the second half of ALL THINGS AWAIT at Burger Rancho in Santa Teresa, where I'd work three to f...
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MEDIEVAL LEGEND REAWAKENED

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, April 24, 2015, In : Author Introduction 
The story of ELAINE OF CORBENIC wrote itself over the course of a few months one spring long ago. It was within a year of my arrival to the Bay Area. Its opening lines wrote themselves the sunlit afternoons as I climbed among the gorse covered hills of a green spring, my own young son in tow.  I remember working long hours during the nights of midsummer, with an urgency to bring it to completion lest anything happen to me. I was not facing a terminal illness, so don't ask me why the thought e...
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A FLIGHT OF DESTINY

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Author Introduction 
What better way to handle all my angst than to pour them into short stories.

Born in a commuter belt city called Reading, like many a middle or upper class child of such times, I was shunted off to an all-male boarding school aged eight, away from my parents for periods of up to twelve weeks at a time. In such an institutions, where I was to rest until my seventeenth year, there was no getting away from the cruel jibes hurled at me from taunting tormentors. My refuge was the arts room, where ...
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RESEARCH AND FEELINGS - BENTLEY GATES

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, September 5, 2014, In : Just Released 
My life has been immersed in books as long as I can remember. My father was a freelance magazine writer. My parents met at a publishing company where he was a researcher and she was an administrative assistant. I grew up in a home where books were treasured; bookshelves lined the walls and hallways, and overflowed with tomes of myriad genres. As a youngster I wrote short stories and novelettes to entertain myself and my friends. But the time available for writing was quickly taken over after ...
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HANS BRINCKMANN SPEAKS OUT

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, July 28, 2014, In : Author Introduction 
Writing has been my lifeblood for as long as I’ve been halfway literate, which makes for about sixty-eight years. In 1946, at age fourteen, I launched a small magazine, "typeset" on a typewriter, creating carbon copies. I wrote poetry and essays and composed songs. Two years later, I edited the school magazine. I was determined to study literature and become a writer. But times were bleak.



Like much of Europe, Holland, the country of my birth, had been under German occupation. Post-war Europ...

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THE RICHARD ROSE'S CONSPIRACIES

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, In : Author Introduction 
My passion for creative writing began after a typical small town boyhood in Kokomo, Indiana. Paper routes, basketball, teen dances and too many greasy French fries were followed with a BA degree at Wabash College, a small liberal arts college just down the road from Purdue. As an English major, I contributed cartoons and satiric articles to the humor magazine and short stories to the more serious literary publication.



After a fun summer in New Orleans, where I survived by selling Bibles from d...
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MR. MYSTERY AND INTRIGUE

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Author Introduction 
I have always wanted to write. More often than not, life opened other doors for me, though the door to a writing career always seemed closed.  I found myself in an assortment of fields to support my family, including industrial supervision, construction, and teaching. It was teaching that took up most of my adult life, and I still find myself immersed in it during my “retirement.”



My mother was my biggest writing motivator. She encouraged me to write poetry when I was in elementary school ...
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FISHING AROUND JAMAICA WITH TONY TAME

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, In : Author Introduction 
Tony Tame was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1943. His mother was a native Jamaican and his father was "technically" an Englishman who arrived on the island with their baby in arms. An only "island" child, he naturally assumed that simply by being born he had done all that could reasonably be assumed would be required of him in life.



Tony enthusiastically left high school in absolute agreement with his father’s view that "spending further money on tertiary education in his case would be a was...
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SUE DOLLERIS EXPANDS HER AUTHOR REPETIORE TO INCLUDE "THE LOONS"

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, In : Author Introduction 
Like my first book, HELLO, NORMA JEAN (Savant 2010), THE LOONS (Savant 2012) also started out as a screenplay written several years ago. In converting THE LOONS into a contemporary comedy-of-errors novel, I worked hard to maintain the freshness of a play and the visuals of a movie. Reminiscent of the screwball comedies of the 1930s, THE LOONS is replete with heavy doses of love woven throughout the chaos.



As with HELLO, NORMA JEAN, I was excited that Savant Books and Publication saw promise i...
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RE-INTRODUCING MASTER STORYTELLER DAVID B. SEABURN

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, September 29, 2012, In : Author Introduction 
I have been writing for as long as I can remember. As a teen, in particular, I wrote awful poetry and tried to emulate Bob Dylan. I started writing seriously in seminary at Boston University in 1972. There I was published for the first time—a series of poems in an alumni journal—work lost long ago. During my six year tenure as a parish minister, I became a disciplined writer, having to produce a sermon each week, both a literary and theological task. During this period I wrote many short ...
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MARCANTONI RISING

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, June 28, 2012, In : Author Introduction 

I have been a freelance editor and writer since 2004. My first paid gigs were for writing short plays and film scripts for a small production company in Atlanta. A theatre-kid, I attended film school and upon graduating thought I was the king fish. Then the production company didn't produce any of the scripts they bought from me and eventually folded. The same thing occurred with several other projects, first a TV show, then a newspaper in Tampa, Florida, and then another TV show, "The Bleepi...
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RULES OF PRIVILEGE

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, May 6, 2012, In : Author Introduction 
RULES OF PRIVILEGE is my third legal thriller, and fourth thriller overall (third issued by Savant Books), following KANAKA BLUES, MANIFEST INTENT, and WRONGFUL TERMINATION.



The world of law and lawyers is a fertile field for novels of this ilk, and some would say it’s really not much of a stretch for an attorney to write fiction. Fortunately, I also try my hand at non-fiction, having ghostwritten Murphy Martin’s memoir of his years in journalism, FRONT ROW SEAT: A VETERAN REPORTER RELIVE...
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IN THE HIMALAYAN NIGHTS...

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, In : Author Introduction 
Dehradun City, Himalayas, India 1977: Two bright, complex, and beautiful U.S. female students accompany their Indian research professor to this city near the tense borders of China and Nepal. The girls question the holiness of the Bhagavad-Gita’s two polygamist avatars while watching the “holy-war” dance of the Mahabharata, its link to polygamy and local heroes (or villains?). The students fall in love with India and their friendly hosts but discover much more about thei...
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THE REAL OIL MAN

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, November 10, 2011, In : Author Introduction 


As a writer and author, I've been involved in a love-hate fight all my life with my last name, “Puissegur," feeling the need to defend my unique Louisiana French heritage, despite a name few Americans could read, much less spell or remember easily. Interestingly, it was this peculiar last name that led me to research not only my family history, but my own fascination with conspiracy theory and, in Louisiana, it's very heart and soul: oil. In the process it became clear that I had a special ...
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Authors Invite Readers to COMMUNE with Them

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, October 1, 2011, In : Just Released 


Two authors, Jean Blasiar and Jonathan Marcantoni, have come together to tell the story of a little girl so devoted to her father that she sets out to do what others have not been able to do.  Find him.

Set against the backdrop of World War II, Melanie Commons takes on the role of provider and caregiver that countless women took on during that tumultuous period in our history. Taking a job in an airplane factory, she is given the support and confidence that she was not able to find prior to t...
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Laurie Hanan in Almost Paradise

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, September 16, 2011, In : Author Introduction 
Laurie grew up in the picturesque islands of the South Pacific. Her father pioneered air travel to many of the tiny islands, and Laurie often accompanied him on his flights. After high school, she moved Seattle to study photography and dance. While there, she discovered an interest in Jewish Studies, Hebrew, and Middle Eastern dance.

She went to Israel to pursue these subjects, earning her keep by working in the cotton fields of the Jezreel Valley. On a second trip to Israel, she met the love...
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Meet Author A. G. Hayes (WHO'S KILLING ALL THE LAWYERS?)

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, June 17, 2011, In : Author Introduction 


I was born nicotine-stained; it's true.


My mother was a nineteen-year-old dancer and had been smoking since the age of ten, when she first went on the stage with a children's troop after the end of World War I. My father had been given a classical education in a prestigious Catholic college in England, to find himself with a wife and no skills whatsoever to make a living (his family had disowned him when he announced to them his marriage to an eighteen-year-old chorus girl).


What to do? M...


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THE MYTHICAL VOYAGE OF ROBIN YMER

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : Author Introduction 
A French native, Robin Ymer, (Claude Aguilera's pen name for her mythical children's fantasy, MYTHICAL VOYAGE: THE TALE OF THE WHITE PONCA), spent her formative years in North Africa and France. Early in life, she manifested an interest in art. A dreamer and mediocre student in high school, she eventually boarded at the conservative "Maison de la Legion d'Honneur" in Saint Denis. There, Robin spent her free time drawing, and, after a summer stay in Sidmouth, England, she decided to study lang...
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The World of Lawyers and Their Manifest Intent

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, December 6, 2010, In : Just Released 
After the release by Savant Books of my Hawaiian thriller, Kanaka Blues, with its backdrop of Hawaiian sovereignty, I have gone back to my roots.  Manifest Intent, my second Savant work, is set in the world of lawyers and law firms, which has been my world for over twenty-seven years.  John Grisham and Scott Turow may have invented the legal thriller genre, or at least popularized it wildly, but the legal world, with its own rules and language, is a natural for mysteries.  I hop...
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Meet Thriller Author Mike Farris

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, In : Author Introduction 
Having been a practicing attorney for the past twenty-seven years should make me an expert in writing fiction, but don’t tell anybody. I am currently Of Counsel to the Dallas, Texas, law firm of Tipton Jones, where my practice includes complex commercial litigation as well as entertainment law, focusing on the movie and publishing industries.



But it’s the world of books and movies that is truly my passion. In addition to my practice at Tipton Jones, my wife Susan, also an attorney, and I...

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Pre-release Spotlight: Meet Tony Tame

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, September 28, 2009, In : Author Introduction 
My biography may appear simple at first look; however, born in Kingston, I have been associated with the commercial fishing industry now for over forty years. Engaged in marine sales, repair and marketing since the mid-1960's, after 1970, I switched to supply and service of equipment to the commercial fishing industry in and around Jamaica and the West Indies.  My lifelong interest has been in the methods used in various types of fishing and the people who do it.  All the stories in "The Vill...
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Meet R. Page Kaufman

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, August 28, 2009, In : Author Introduction 
It’s both a pleasure and an honor to be a part of the Savant Books & Publications Author’s Blog. But, it’s even a bigger thrill to introduce myself and my writing to you, the reading public.

I guess you could say that I’ve lived a pretty exciting and varied life; lots of places and experiences to draw from, all culminating with my first fiction novel, "Tropic of California: The Strains of Strauss."



I’m the original Southern California “dude” who, growing up, always enjoyed fun in ...

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Daniel S. Janik

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, In : Author Introduction 
Aloha! 

As the owner, senior editor and acquisitions editor for Savant Books, and a professional writer, I am honored to be the first to post to this Savant Author's Blog.  A physician-educator-linguist-writer-producer who's lived in almost every state of the USA at one time or another (I grew up in Alaska when it was still a territory and currently live in Hawaii), when people ask me who I am the first word that pops out is "a writer."  That is, after all, what I've been doing for over 40 ye...
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