2323 12Jun2024


Islamic Republic of Iran Propaganda

Click the link above to download the original propaganda material sent to me by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979, in response to my letter protesting the Iranian hostage crisis when I was eight years old.

––American Delegation in Tehran Expresses Support for Iran propaganda from the Islamic Republic of Iran, circa 1979

Campaign of Intimidation and Victimization of Iranians in the U.S. propaganda from the Islamic Republic of Iran, circa 1979

Understanding the World of Islam

What Price the Ex-Shah? propaganda from the Islamic Republic of Iran, circa 1979

If you are a fan of #thrillers, here are some great resources, organizations and conferences I recommend:

#thrillers & thrilling times My paper devoted to #thrillers and thrilling times news.

International Thriller Writers is an incredible organization that brings together amazing authors. I’ve learned a lot and begun great friendships. If you are an author or fan of Thrillers take a look, and be sure to attend ThrillerFest each July!

Sisters in Crime is a great organization with tons of support for aspiring writers and established authors alike. Yes, even a guy can be a Sister!

The Mystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery and crime writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and folks who just love to read crime fiction.

The Kill Zone blog hosts insider perspectives from top thriller and mystery writers, including my friend, best selling author of the Jonathan Graves series, John Gilstrap. Check it out!

Blood on the Bayou 2016. ‘Nuff said.

Killer Nashville A place for thriller, suspense, mystery writers and literature lovers. The annual Killer Nashville International Writers Conference is a must attend!

If terrorism, counter-terrorism, espionage and world affairs interest you, here is a listing of some WEBSITES I recommend to stay current and conduct research.

The World Factbook – CIA


Foreign Policy

Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Economist

Combating Terrorism Center

National Security Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation

UCAR Center for Ocean Leadership

Counter Terrorism Center at West Point

FBI – The Vault

The Jamestown Foundation

Long War Journal

Stratfor – 20 Years of Global Intelligence

The BOOKS below are ones that I have found, or have been recommended by others as valuable reads to stay current and use for research. The books are linked to the Good Reads site. If you have any suggestions for me too add to the list, please let me know through the CONTACT link. Thanks!

Story Trumps Structure by Steven James

See No Evil by Robert Baer

The Bureau: The secret history of the FBI by Ronald Kessler

Legacy of Ashes: The history of the CIA by Tim Weiner

The Reign of the Ayatollahs: Iran and the Islamic Revolution by Shaul Bakhash

Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent by Fred Burton

The Watchers: The Rise of America’s Surveillance State by Shane Harris

Gideon’s Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad by Gordon Thomas

Killer Elite: The Inside Story of America’s Most Secret Special Operations Team by Michael Smith

The Sayyid Qutb Reader: Selected Writings on Politics, Religion and Society Edited by Albert J. Bergesen

Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan by Doug Stanton

The Black Tulip: A Novel of War in Afghanistan by Milt Bearden

Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit by Eric Haney

Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War by Matt Gallagher

Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future by Vali Nasr

Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan – and the Path to Victory by Anthony Shaffer

The Triple Agent by Joby Warrick

Black Ops: The Rise of Special Forces in the CIA, the SAS and Mossad by Tony Geraghty

The Secret History of MI6 by Keith Jeffery

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald

Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit by Adam Goldman & Matt Apuzzo

Is My Cell Phone Bugged?: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Mobile Conversations Private by Kevin D. Murray

All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer

The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice by Zak Ebrahim with Jeff Giles