Jonah Becker

Biography

Author of the Quaid Hudson series. Screenwriter and part motion picture actor. Now based in Cape Town, South Africa; its a lot like LA - sunny all the time, but with different animals.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
As a child I moved from the UK, where I was born and started schooling, to South Africa, where I ended up completing my university studies. This was during the dark days of the apartheid struggle, when the country was on the brink of civil war. My memoir, iJuba, covers that period in my life. Once I embarked on a career, I traveled the world on business trips. I have always been drawn to isolated, desolate places at the edge of human civilizations. Deserts, mountains, places off the grid - this is what inspires me. There's very little going on in these places, it's quiet, it's slow, it's all about the people, their lives and their interactions. I find that the urban setting is full of distractions, most of which do not add substance to the human story.
When did you first start writing?
I did some creative writing during my formal education. Then I did a lot of technical and scientific writing, including a couple of research theses, then I had years of business writing. All the time I was reading and watching movies. The action and dialogue content of film is what inspires me when I write. The economy of action and dialogue.
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Books

After the Maya
Price: Free! Words: 20,730. Language: American English. Published: January 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
A unique, human look, through the eyes of ordinary people, at the build-up to what could turn out, in retrospect, to have been a tipping point in our fragile and probably inconsequential “civilisation.” In an ironic twist of human ignorance, the historic, centuries-old clash between religions, civilisations and hemispheres is brought to a head as the meteorite and its pursuers meet their fate.

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