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Writing Thrillers and Spy Novels

Episode 165I Writing Thrillers and Spy Novels


Today’s guest is James R Hannibal, author of military thrillers for adults and fantasy adventure books for kids. His newest book is The Gryphon Heist, book one in a new series.

In this episode, we chat about James’ military background and how he came to write military thrillers. We also discuss how to create characters different from ourselves, and the kinds of research James did for The Gryphon Heist.

James is a big believer in the power of writers conferences to network, even if you’re an introvert. Like many writers, he’s made some lifetime friendships at conferences.

You can find James at his website, and on most social media as James R Hannibal. He’s most active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and is happy to answer questions on Facebook.

About the author, Kitty

Kitty Bucholtz writes superhero urban fantasy and romantic comedy, often with an inspirational element woven in. After earning her M.A. in Creative Writing, she formed Daydreamer Entertainment and began self-publishing. Founder of the WRITE NOW! Workshop and the new WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast, she loves to teach in person and online. Learn more at

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