The Beijing Memorandum by JB Morris ***Thriller - Spotlight - Guest Post - Giveaway***
The Beijing Memorandum
by JB Morris
This is what the news media is saying. But what exactly is happening behind closed doors?
The Beijing Memorandum takes reader on a thrill ride from the heavily guarded Zhongnanhai compound in Beijing to the FBI Headquarters in the Nation's Capital to the White House's Situation Room to the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City.
Former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Moses Remington knew terror firsthand. He saw it during his combat deployments in Fallujah, Iraq and in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He saw it again in Mexico when he stumbled across China’s secret plan.
Now, he must dodge Chinese assassins and an FBI dragnet to save Consulate General Gao Quan and his family from certain execution to disclose China’s secret plans to the world.
A Guest Post
by JB MorrisMy writing journey is different from many—a copy of others.
To explain, I believe in many instances destiny chooses the individual rather than the reverse order. Yes, the person who loves music becomes a pianist and one who loves the stars becomes an astronomer. For many of us, it is a different story. A story predicated on economics. A man decides to become a plumber rather than follow his dream of teaching children. A woman pursues a career in the business world rather than her love of painting.
I began to write poetry when I was in high school. Years later an agent offered me a book limited to my poems. I was too busy working with my father. When he died, I began a career in public office and government service. Still, the dream to write would not leave me.
I wrote a short story during that period on the pioneers traveling west. I became fascinated with writing and research.
I was hooked. There wasn’t any hope of recovery.
After retirement, I discounted my dream of writing a novel. I lacked the talent. Years later, I’ve written five novels and am writing two more. I confess to having a minor talent. One that has received recognition from my peers and modest sales for an “indie.”
I am disabled and cannot travel. The challenge is never fun but it is life and one must accept. I support my fellow writers with notes of encouragement and share their talents on social media. They are my internet friends rather than competition.
My creative efforts are a bit different from many authors. I write only one draft and edit my work before shipping it out to an editor. There are occasions when I relocate scenes in the story. I am not formally trained in writing, so grammar rules will remain a challenge for me.
I’ve been asked on where and how I come up with my stories. I wish I knew the answer as well. At any time or any place, the idea explodes in my head. For example, I witnessed a well-dressed attractive mother with two toddlers at a Safeway checkout counter. She appeared embarrassed paying for her items with food stamps. Oh, there is a story there. A fabulous story that demands publication. One that I intend to write when I clear my desk.
What is it like to be a writer alone behind a closed door in an imaginary world that races through his or her mind?
JB Morris is an international bestselling thriller author with a unique writing style & received two Reader's Favorite FIVE-STAR awards for writing excellence.
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