Chris Covert

Biography

Chris Covert currently lives in Oklahoma City and writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. His articles have also appeared on FrontPageMag.com, TheTruthAboutGuns.com and NewsRealBlog.com

Chris has written sports and business news for Oklahoma daily newspapers. He has also worked as a mechanic, a machinist and a bookkeeper, and has been self employed.

Chris Covert was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1954. He served briefly in the US Army as a tank driver. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Chris is currently writing his third novel, set in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the mid 1980s. His latest non-fiction work is tentatively scheduled for release late 2013 to early 2014.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I had a young Mexican writer ask me that very question, after he asked should he write the beginning first, how should he plot the book, or should he even write an outline. My reply was you can do all those things, but at the end of the day, you still have to sit down before a writing pad, typewriter or word processor and pound your text out. My process is when I can get to it, I will write.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My first novel was so bad, I hoped it never saw the light of day. And it never did.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Chris Covert online


Books

The Wounded Eagle: Volume 4
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Series: The Wounded Eagle, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 150,440. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
The fourth and last volume of a multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing the Mexican Drug War in 2012
The Wounded Eagle: Volume 3
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Series: The Wounded Eagle, Book 3. Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 94,660. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
The third volume of a multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing the Mexican Drug War in the second half of 2011, July to December, 2011
The Wounded Eagle: Volume 2
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Series: The Wounded Eagle, Book 2. Price: $2.90 USD. Words: 116,120. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
The second volume of a multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing the Mexican Drug War in the first half of 2011, January to June, 2011
The Wounded Eagle: Three Years in the Mexican Drug War, Volume 1
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Series: The Wounded Eagle, Book 1. Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 146,620. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
The Sunday War
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Price: $2.90 USD. Words: 161,220. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A Russian colonel and a German sergeant cross the lines of war to rescue the colonel's family trapped behind enemy lines in the winter wastes during the WWII Battle of Moscow. The Sunday War is the story of Sergei Zalovskiy, Nadezhda and little Clara as an internal war and then a Sunday war threatens their very existence, until an act of kindness committed by a German soldier.
Newtonville
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Price: $4.90 USD. Words: 140,960. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Shootings and a threat of war hangs over the isolated ficticious southeastern Oklahoma town of Newtonville. Follow the story of young Honey Rimeola, her family and her friends as they encounter crooked lawyers and mountain men as well as the revolutionaries trying to arm them.