Jim Magwood

Biography

Jim Magwood was born too many years ago in Vancouver, Canada. He was dragged south across the border by his parents when he was too young to protest and has lived in California the rest of his life.

He entered the military right after high school, then attended college and began a career in business. His military work and years in various business management positions had him traveling to many parts of the world and he remembers well the beauty (as well as the poverty and unrest) of so many places.

Jim is happily married to Gayle.

He retired early and moved from the city to their quiet country place in Twin Oaks, California. The loudest noises now are the few barking dogs, some howling coyotes, the wandering cattle and a million raucous birds. The rabbits and quail have come to recognize that Shiloh (the ranch) is a sanctuary for them, so they hang around every day looking for handouts.

Jim just hangs around the ranch trying to be a hermit (at least that's what a lot of people think.) He does still manage to get shaved once in a while and can look half-way presentable when someone comes up the driveway (if given enough warning.)

Jim's work now appears to be writing. SANCTION took about ten years to finish, as it was written in bits and pieces. However, right after it was finished and sent to the publisher, what was left of the old mind began churning and there may be another few novels coming out in the future. Don't hold your breath, but... THE LESSER EVIL, COP, NIGHTMARE and JACOB are now out in the reading world waiting for you. More coming? We'll see...

Jim would love to hear from you, especially if you've bought a dozen or so of the books and passed them out to all your friends and neighbors. Give him a write some day, ask questions and swap stories. After all, he doesn't have anything else to do. You can catch him at JimMagwood@aol.com. (And he does answer his mail.)

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Generally, my favorite books are suspense novels, whether spy, cops or plain mysteries.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I was given a Kindle as a gift, but I really prefer an actual book.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Jim Magwood online


Where to buy in print


Books

Jacob
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 138,310. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The most powerful weapon on earth is the passion of a devoted man. JACOB is the story of a man who lives the events of today and fights to keep the world from dying and falling into the hands of manipulators intent on changing and controlling it to fit their own agendas of evil and chaos. What weapon can be strong enough to face down the evil confronting the world?
So You've Written A Book. Now What?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,880. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Things You Need to Know As You Begin Writing Your Book. The book was written to help others on the journey of writing to learn and get ahead of some of the pitfalls that are on the horizon. After we've done the writing, then what? And, how do I get there in the first place? What am I facing as I begin this process? Filled with hundreds of hints and suggestions to make your writing life easier.
Nightmare
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 137,220. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
While Darkness Fills The Streets, Keep On Dreaming - And Pretending. In a world torn by terrorism and violence, political corruption, and evil hidden around every corner, chaos is reigning. Someone is apparently trying to push civilization back to the dark ages. Can things really get worse than they already are? Oh, yes, they can.
Cop
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 105,490. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Everyone Has Certain Fears. For Some, It's The Fear Of Dying. For Others, Of Living. In Washington, D.C., a terrorist is running rampant burning schools and killing with impunity, threatening the life of the president and seemingly bringing down the government - and no one knows why. Why is this terrorist causing so much chaos? There are simply no leads. What will it take to stop him?
The Lesser Evil
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 100,710. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Comes The Avenger Executing Wrath On Those Who Practice Evil. The Lesser Evil is the story of the world staggering under uncontrollable crime and an evil that pervades every part of our society. A group of vigilantes campaign to stop the spread of the evil. Is the group right in what they are doing or are they just another evil influence of their own? Who makes that choice?
Sanction
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,560. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Today We Have A World In Chaos. Terrorism Is A Fact Of Life. SANCTION is the suspenseful novel about a world in chaos with terrorism exploding everywhere. Computer hacking, missile attacks, cold-blooded murder and pure evil haunt the world. Can the world leaders resist this powerful force as the power struggle comes to an ultimate climax. The fate of the world rests in their hands…or does it?

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