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I have been writing thrillers for many years and have experienced the highs and lows of being a writer.

My first novel, NORTH SLOPE was published in 1980, and is now available as a POD paperback and Kindle on Amazon.

I have been married to Patricia for fifty six years and we live in West Sussex. We have four sons, ten grandchildren and two great grandsons.

My hobby is writing, of course, and to date I have had ten novels published. You can see my list in Author Central. My other hobbies are snooker, speedway, football and music. I play snooker, watch football and speedway, and used to play the keyboard (not too well). I am a born again Christian and played keyboard in my fellowship for several years.

I worked as a maintenance technician most of my adult life, serving sixteen years in the Royal Air Force, and about seventeen years with a food manufacturer. I retired in 1996 (I was fifty five years old) and moved out to Spain a year later. Pat and I lived on the Costa Blanca for seventeen years and moved back to the UK towards the end of 2014. Other jobs I have done include Merchant Seaman, Office boy, and general maintenance for a chicken farmer!

I have received many excellent comments about my writing, but the proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating. I am a member of the International Thriller Writers and used to be a contributing editor with them. In 2009, I worked on a global project with eleven other writers and produced a novel called PASSAGE TO REDEMPTION. This is now available as a POD novel and Kindle by Acclaimed Books Ltd. (www.acclaimedbooks.com) of which I am an associate.

For those of you who want to know a little more about me, and see me 'in the flesh', check out my website at www.michaelparkerbooks.com, where you'll be able to see a couple of TV interviews I have had.

My thriller novel titled THE BOY FROM BERLIN was released in December 2011 and has been picked up by Harlequin who have purchased (leased) the English language paperback rights for North America and Canada. This has been published (2013) now in paperback. They also leased the American rights to THE EAGLE'S COVENANT. My current titles: NORTH SLOPE, a COVERT WAR, ROSELLI'S GOLD, HELL'S GATE, THE DEVIL'S TRINITY, and SHADOW OF THE WOLF (March 2013) are available on Amazon and Kindle.

Last year (2015), my publisher released a romance of mine: PAST IMPERFECT. This is a romance with a rough edged back story. Something of a change from my other titles. My latest thriller, A DANGEROUS GAME is entirely self-published and is available on most on-line book stores. It is also available in paperback on Amazon.

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A Dangerous Game by Michael Parker

When Charlie Picket was sent to Mexico by his boss, he didn't expect to end up with a thirteen year old girl in tow and be hunted by the FBI, the CIA and the Mexican police. But the hunters wanted the girl who was key to the theft of ten billion dollars and the overthrow of the Mexican government.

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Roselli's Gold

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Michael Parker's First Three Novels

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The Devil's Trinity

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The Eagle's Covenant

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A Covert War

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Shadow Of The Wolf

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Hell's Gate

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The Boy From Berlin

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North Slope

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Past Imperfect

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The Third Secret by Michael Parker

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A Word In Your Ear

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Are You A Published Author?
Yes
How Many Published Books Do You Have?
10
Please Provide One Published Book Title
Roselli's Gold
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S9SPMXA/?tag
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Action & Adventure
Author's Website Link
http://www.michaelparkerbooks.com
Author's Blog Link
bit.ly/1YyZBDs
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michaelparker.1272
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@Michael_Parker
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At 7:56pm on September 17, 2016, Dutch Rhudy said…

Hi Michael

Welcome to Cold Coffee Café.

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At 6:35pm on September 17, 2016, Cold Coffee Press Cafe said…

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Cut to the Chase

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March 11th. 2017

They say there are two things certain in life: death and taxes. There’s something else too: when you’re an indie writer, whatever you’ve tried with regard to promotion and marketing, it’s been done before by most of the others, and all with the same results — it inevitably ends up back at the drawing board.

I read a post from an author during the week about her attempts at whatever is ‘flavour of the month’. I found myself reading, nodding my head…

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Buzzing around the buzz words

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February 25th. 2017

 I launched my latest book, Where the Wicked Dwell, during the week. I used Mailchimp and social media to promote it at a launch price of £0.99. I’ve no way of comparing results with other launches, and I do understand that I could have paid out a lot of money to advertise the launch and see my rankings rise. The highest I did get was 37 in the top 100 paid in the Private Investigators category. I can say I sat proudly above Stephen King and James…

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From BT to Infinity, wireless and powerless

Posted on February 18, 2017 at 10:30am 0 Comments

February 18th.

My Wi-Fi became Wi-Fi-less last Monday, due to the incompetence of BT. There probably isn’t the right time to lose your Wi-Fi, unless it’s during the night when you’re asleep. I had decided to change from SKY to BT, and sorted that out over the phone. The planned change was to be 24th. February. But in their wisdom, BT sent an engineer on the 13th. to make the change at 8am (eleven days early). He brought an old…

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Power and absolute power

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February 11th. 2017

There are two phrases I often hear: “Power dressing” and “Power nap”. I’ve tried neither, but I do have a new phrase: “Power promoting”. Before 2017 dawned, my idea of promotion and marketing was never really based on a firm foundation of experience, but more a kind of subjective approach which sometimes resulted in a few book sales. I’d listened to the experts, watched the videos and believed I could eventually master the game, but the trouble was it…

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