C. Edgar North is a pen name for Glen Witter. He is retired from an eclectic career as a "workforce development" consultant on projects in over 30 countries for development banks, NGOs, aid agencies and private sector clients. He is writing fiction under the C. Edgar North pen name to maintain a separation from his many non-fiction publications.
Inspiration for his books evolve from his many experiences in 30+ countries citing geography and enlarging some already larger-than-life characters encountered in his travels. His experiences as a volunteer firefighter and paramedic, in marine and mountain search and rescue and as a deckhand/diver with a fishing fleet also contribute. Favorite sport is scuba diving (wreck diving) with underwater photography. Second favorite sport is fishing. He is also a golfer (frustrated) and was a downhill skier until his knees blew out.
So far, his fiction works are: Nighthawk Crossing; Blood, Fire and Ice; Nighthawk: African Ice; Nighthawk: Chief Hazel; and Nighthawk: The Deacon and The Art Flogger
Although the plots are fictitious, technologies inserted tends to be accurate.
What is your writing process?
Start with a blueprint - it willchange as one gos along. Revise. Revise, Revise.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Joseph Conrad's YOUTH. One could feel the excitement in the author's pen.
Nighthawk Crossing begins a series following Chief Joseph Branson, his wife, Hazel and some of his friends as they engage in big time smuggling along America's Pacific Northwest border, run an Indian reservation and partner with a Russian arms dealer supplying jihadist and Maoist terrorists. There are 4 books in the series: Nighthawk Crossing; Nighthawk: African Ice; Nighthawk: Chief Hazel; and Nighthawk: The Deacon.
Nighthawk: The Deacon is the 4th book in C. Edgar North’s Nighthawk series.
When Brian West – a.k.a The Deacon – passes away, a few of his former bosses in the CIA and Canadian intelligence agencies gather for a private Celebration of Life recounting some of Brian’s escapades.
A sequel to Nighthawk: African Ice. While her husband is selling arms to jihadists in India and Africa, Hazel returns to Midlake as Chief of the Midlake Indian Reservation and resumes smuggling. She is a great Chief caring for the welfare of her people but gets into trouble smuggling. All is watched by the CIA
The CIA is watching and learning good intel about Arfican Jihadists as arms merchants Joseph and Igor trade arms for raw diamonds and process the stones in india successfully selling the cut diamonds to South American drug lords.