G.H. Bogan was a 30-plus year resident of Nashville, Tennessee but relocated to be closer to some of the children and grandchildren and now calls Phoenix, Arizona home. While enjoying the sunshine with his beautiful wife, he continues to write the Joshua Pike stories and watch the sunsets from his patio.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote that anybody acknowledged was in my last year of high school. I remember that I wrote it for the school magazine. Right after I graduated high school I went into the Navy, and while on leave between boot camp and my first duty station I was asked to come to the school and talk with the senior English class. It was there that I found out that my story had been submitted to Columbia University and had taken the article of the year award.
What is your writing process?
I am what the industry calls a 'pantser', meaning that I create stories and write by the seat-of-my-pants. It is a bit of an unconventional writing process, at least by comparison to other authors I know. The taught method is to laboriously create an outline, scene breakdowns, etc., and assemble it into a novel. But I get an idea in my head for the story, I write a few crib notes in my old style reporters notebook, and then from that point on I simply follow the movie that plays in my mind. Seriously, I can see the entire story unfold like a film and my job is to follow the characters and their actions and transcribe their actions into words.
James Parker invites the Supreme Being to appear as a guest on his television talk show. Who shows up and what they have to say is not what James was prepared for. It turns out that we aren't the only ones with a sense of humor.
A pandemic virus has broken out and two close friends of Special Agent Joshua Pike are infected and near death. A big pharmaceutical company is filing a patent for a medicine to fight the pandemic while hospitals around the world are overrun with new patients. Can Special Agent Pike find the source in time to stop the deaths of more people?
7 Days is drawn from the nightmares spawned by modern headlines. International terrorists have launched a plot to bring America to its knees. But as Special Agent Joshua Pike finds out, the enemy is not always who you think it is. With a friend named Wilson, Special Agent Pike has less than ten days to solve the puzzle and stop the plot.