M Caldwell Hunter


Bio of M.Caldwell Hunter author of The Forgotten Templars and upcoming Vol.2 The Shield and The Lost Ship.
I am a recently retired Paramedic,Scottish Ambulance Service, and have a BSc in Health Studies.
The Forgotten Templars Volume 1 The Manuscript is my first full length novel and I wrote the novel over a period of almost 2 years. This sounds a long time but most writing was done in the small town of Barga, Italy during visits there. I would reckon that the actual writing took less than 3 months, about 4 weeks more than the editing took.
The idea for this book, first in series, has been in my head and written on scraps of paper for over 10 years, suddenly during one stay in Barga I decide do to try putting my thoughts down. I realised quickly that I needed a lot more research to make the novel realistic both historically and in the present.

The areas and settings are historically correct as are some of the characters, both Templar and similar orders. I used "artistic licence " with some historical facts along with inventing some characters.

In the present day section I tried to be as accurate as possible, I wanted as much realism in the storyline as possible therefore the settings are mostly real places, sometimes with name changes, as with Barga which became San Cristoforo slightly disguised.
It is a simple adventure story which becomes more involved as you read and is to be followed shortly by Volume 2 The Shield and the Lost Ship which carries on the adventure.

An update to The Forgotten Templar's has been put on Amazon Kindle which confirms that it is part of a series and gives a short taster of The Shield and the Lost Ship.

I have found I really enjoy writing and to be honest the research needed before I can start the storytelling.

If anyone wants to contact me then I'm on:

Twitter. @forgottemplars

Facebook. www.facebook.com/theforgottentemplars

E-mail. mcaldwellhunter@talktalk.net

Website. mcaldwellhunter.wix.com/mcaldwellhunter

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Scotland. I don't really think that influenced my writing,I do know that I was an avid reader when younger. That is probably more to do with it. I've been a reader of every subject from classics to some really junk books. I read fiction and non-fiction, which I think helped me with this book
Describe your desk
My desk could be anywhere, I write mostly on a tablet, although it does tend to be sitting outside bars in Barga. This town in Northern tuscany is my second home and something about the atmosphere there seems to open my mind and allow the words to flow.
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Where to find M Caldwell Hunter online


Whatever Will Be Will Be
Price: Free! Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2018. Categories: Essay » Political
What could happen in an alternative Scotland. This free essay imagines a scenario where a different course is taken. This is a work of fiction but it could become reality.
A Small Story on Love and Death
Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: British English. Published: August 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A whimsical little short Nothing like my normal style. Hope you enjoy
The Forgotten Templars Volume II The Shield and The Lost Ship
Series: The Forgotten Templars. Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 89,200. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » General
Volume two of The Forgotten Templars. First The Manuscript and now The Shield and The Lost Ship. The adventure continues.
The Forgotten Templars Vol.1 The Manuscript
Series: The Forgotten Templars, Book 1. Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 91,370. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The lost manuscript of Roger De Courcy is found. It gives clues to the hiding place of the Knights Templar treasures. Can Drew and Gabriella,with help,both from her family and their friends,stay alive and locate the treasure. Decoding the manuscript and following the instructions,can they stay alive? Will the 37th beat them or kill them? What is the Templar treasure?

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Smashwords book reviews by M Caldwell Hunter

  • The Wee Blue Book on Aug. 13, 2014

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