Gene Isaacs

Biography

After an adventurous life in the Marine Corps, the GI Bill helped me earn a BA in Creative Writing (specializing in literary fiction) from the University of Arizona. I've been told that my war experiences, along with growing up in an ethnic neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona, have made my writing seem authentic. However, I deliberately don't write about myself: I imagine a cast of conflicted characters, put them in problematic and dangerous situations, and they write their exciting stories for me. I let them fight it out; and, practicality often trumps institutionalized correctness in their sometimes deadly brawls.

Books

Éxodo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 136,080. Language: American English. Published: May 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Pope sends a trusted Jesuit to reconnoiter the Mexican border before his visit. This involves a bloody crossing while masquerading as an illegal. The story dramatizes the complexities but doesn't take sides: the supposed saints are often bad; the supposed sinners are sometimes good. Everything, however—both the good and the bad—is leavened with generous sprinklings of humor and romance.
Metamorphosis 1983
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 139,040. Language: American English. Published: April 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Lawyers show up at the home of a college professor and tell him that a Mexican ex-convict has died and left him property worth a fortune. He recognizes the name, but he had only known him for a short time in 1983. The complex solution to the mystery, the why of the bequest, involves hopes and dreams, conflicts of all kinds, bloody brutality, and, most importantly, enduring love.

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