Only recently have friends, to whom I have divulged my secret life in Corporate
Espionage, started asking for the rundown. As much as I enjoy telling my stories, I'm
concerned that each retelling might be a bit more glamorous than the last. Without
referring to a case file, or before opening my mouth, it's possible.
To hold onto the memories as they happened, years ago I actually decided to put
them in writing, and maybe even consider writing a book. Sounded easy enough, but
when I sat down at my computer, the thought hit me......how?
Actually it turned out easier than I thought. I grabbed a file, opened it, read it, and
instantly I was back on the case. All the espionage details were amazingly clear,
including the most important one--how I established a workable cover. (Actually use a
layered counterattack--through a friend of a friend of a friend of someone I conned into
thinking I was there for reasons other than the real ones.)
As I began my first counter-espionage manuscript in 1991, the stories simply rolled
onto the pages. My true characters came alive, the locations were vivid, and the
action was authentic. After making the rounds for a few years, my agent presented
me with a contract from a Hollywood producer to turn my book into a Movie of the
Week with a back-up espionage Television Series.
But as the deal unfolded, the fine print read that my name would not appear in the
screen credits. Since credits are the determiners of royalties paid to the artists listed,
and since the producer had his own writing staff, essentially the contract wrote me out
of the script, except for a small fee to be determined by the union, the Writers Guild of
America. The deal fell apart.
Finally after 13 years, I was fortunate to be accepted by American Book Publishing,
who is now publishing my first work, The Amacon Cover. I hope you find my website
interesting and entertaining to the degree that you'll be standing in a humongous line
to buy my first book.
The Amacon Cover is suggested reading for an American intelligence university,
and is now available at Amazon.com and other on-line stores. But beware. . .you may
see a counterfeit copy selling for a penny. . .yep, a penny.
Memories - WGA - Opening My Mouth - Telling My Stories - Writing A Book - Manuscript - True Characters