Doug Courtney, Author

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About Doug Courtney, Author

I write.  I write all sorts of things fiction, non-fiction, blogs, and screen plays. It has always been fun and I have done so for a number of years.  I have even written a short story and read it on a video which I have posted on YouTube. (Hated result. Good idea, bad production, need to redo it)   I am most noted for my yearly Christmas short stories.  I have been writing them every year since 1999 and giving them as presents to my friends.  I even made a collection of them in 2010 and self-published them.  You can find it on or on my web page.

My foray into non-fiction created a book called Inhale Fear, Breathe Anger: TEA Partiers, Dixiecrats, and Changing Political Paradigms.  It is still my biggest seller on Amazon and I have sold a few of them worldwide.  (You know how COOL that is to know one of your books was read by someone in Western Europe.  WESTERN EUROPE!  Can you believe that!  Ahem, back to reality.)

But my writing is now to a point that if I want to keep writing I have to sustain it.  Can't give too much away for free anymore! (Bill collectors have SUCH an attitude!) So I need your help.  I want to finish my latest novel "Unburdened".  (The first six chapters are on my web page if you'd like a preview.)  It is a story about the sale of marijuana in a state that has legalized it.  Includes thugs, street gangs, corrupt politicians, homeless people, and the occasional flower child.  Oh, and a love interest and revenge. A little something for everyone.

I am also writing a political fiction novel which I hope to turn into a series of three books.  The premise is a large shadow organization takes a relative unknown and places him in the position of running for president to, in their words, reverse the disaster that is the current American political environment.  This novel will integrate current evens, views from both sides, have some good sex, lies, and murder.  You know, basic American politics.  The first novel in the series will be named "The Losing Candidate".  Check out postings for the link to the first chapter. 
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This goal will ensure I can write and pay my editor.  It will allow me to concentrate on the short stories, books, and blog postings I have always wanted to write without having to worry about the day to day. 
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