When a person learns I am a professional writer the question which seems to be asked is “Why do you write?”Often I sit back before answering and query myself that very same thing. I write because I must write. Memories flood into my being about writing since growing up in Southern California and the very first short story – ‘Prisoner in the Sands’ – about a downed fighter pilot in the Sahara Desert during World War II. For some reason I ran across that story a few months back and though it was the musing of a young boy of nine it brought a smile. Even then I knew stories were to be told and perhaps even read by others.
Life is short but can be extended with a good book on a carefree weekend – to read is to travel, to explore, to fall in love, to experience every human emotion possible and thus it takes writers to allow us readers to feel such. I am proud that I can perhaps share what I can with the written word weaving a story or a tale here and there. To allow readers a chance to escape reality with a short story or a short chapter or two from one of my novels in the evening after a hard day dealing with the everyday hustle and bustle of life.
Sometimes escape is bliss – especially with good reading material in the hands with the understanding that it is only a story and reality is just around the next bend in the road. I write because I love to write and the characters and places invented by me tend to remind me of how fortunate I am to be able to put down on paper what is rapidly taking place within my brain. The added benefit is someone else may enjoy the piece too.
About the Author: (from the publicist)
John Beyer has been writing most of his life. He’s traveled to at least 23 countries (and was actually shot in the head in Spain in 2000 during a march between Neo Nazis and Communists two days after running with the bulls in Pamplona). He was caught in a
hurricane off the coast of east Baja (Bahia de los Angeles) while kayaking and lived to tell about it. Essentially, it’s hard to tell where experience leaves off and fiction takes over. You’ll want to read his books.
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About the book (from Amazon)
Russia had learned the hard way the extremes these fanatics would go to…
Ten years ago, Captain Yuri Shakirov stood in horror as young children were butchered by a hail of bullets from a group of Islamic extremists. As blood spattered the walls of this small Beslan school, Yuri's greatest fear was that this tragedy would someday be repeated.
Now America would encounter these same crazed murderers…
All the terrorists needed was a place where they could descend, like the cowards they were, and strike terror into the heart of every American. An average middle school in California seemed the perfect soft target. The terrorists saw it and pounced. And Yuri was once again thrust into the line of fire.
It would take strong determination and courage to stop what had happened in Russia from happening here. The Americans need his help, but can Yuri find the strength to go through this nightmare again?
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