What I do:
I strive to write fast-paced, international political thrillers with lots of twists and switch-backs, stories I believe will intrigue, excite and tantalize…keep you reading and wanting more. On this sight you will find information about books already released, forthcoming releases and opportunities to preview chapters ahead of book releases or before you buy. Have a look around! Read my blog, subscribe to my Author Update and be among the first to receive news about book launches, tours and events, interviews, pre-ordering for new titles, giveaways, special offers and much more!
I have always had a desire to write fiction novels, but I began to take the prospect of writing more seriously when I found myself traveling more and waiting in airports. This gave me time to read lots of books. Many of those books were thrillers, but I also read historical and literary fiction, as well as non-fiction. After years of reading scores of thrillers, I realized that many of them failed to sustain the mystery and suspense they promised, offering instead predictable endings and one-dimensional main characters. This predictability, superficial characters and lack of twists and switch-backs prompted me to try to add these crucial elements and build thrilling stories. So, I put pen to paper, or rather fingers to keyboard, and my writing began in earnest. I hope that reading my stories will generate the kind of nail-biting suspense, tension and action I enjoy in a thriller and I invite you to let me know and share your thoughts with others by writing reviews.
James North is a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer, HUMINT officer, former consultant to the U.S. Government, political analyst and university lecturer.
Photos of James North by Melanie Moss – London, England; Lynn Levitt – Topanga, California
Represented by Terrie Wolf,
AKA Literary Management, LLC.