Hamish 'Managua' Gunn


I am a hermit here in Lappland, a tinker by origin, with simple messages: a view from a peak must be earned by a climb, a night in the desert gives the best sleep, and stories are found deep in forests.

For me, hospitality is sacrosanct – high up on a mountainside when the winds gather, or in the desert when the mirage is no longer real, and especially just after dawn among pine needles, sheltered by mighty branches.

And those who shared their bread with me shared more. What I share in writing is always a tale from one of the four corners of the world, a street corner, souk, ship or café; somewhere I went to for a latest purchase. Then the scenes come with me on walks in my forest far in Lappland; there the story forms among trees in storms and soft breeze.

But I travel because I write: if you want to climb a mountain, you must start at the top.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I visit my forest every morning - and blog only about that also. Words are found in trees.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
One of my first English teachers reminded me about it recently, when she sent me a volume of poetry with a note attached, a very kind one with her memories of teaching me. If I remember the story focused on a tin can on the road, I think I'll use the beginning one day.
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Where to find Hamish 'Managua' Gunn online


Winner Takes Nothing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,140. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A book full of intrigue, of mystical shamans, of love and friendship. and the destructive workings of the CIA, in an exploration of the avantgarde and surrealism. This epic takes us to Siberia on a diamond heist involving a Saami shaman. Gunn is an authority in international espionage. A hard-hitting and well-written adventure that spans 3 continents over 3 decades.

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action    central america    crime    diamonds    epic    fantasy    french foreign legion    friendship    love    mystery    relationship    shaman    siberia    travel