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Rick Pullen

Rick Pullen has 4 articles published.

Rick Pullen
Before 2011, Rick’s career was all journalism: investigative reporter for different newspapers and later inventive magazine editor. The two roles in the same business exposed his two very different sides: he thrives on the thrill of an investigation, and he has a creative curiosity for design and writing he could never tame. So in 2011 he merged the two and started writing fiction. In 2016 he published his first political thriller, NAKED AMBITION, which became an instant bestseller on Amazon. Rick is currently working on the sequel to Naked Ambition, Naked Truth, which will be published in 2018, as well as a new series being published this fall that will be announced soon. Rick’s day job is editor of Leader’s Edge, an international business magazine. It’s his second magazine startup.

From ‘First Blood’ Until Now, David Morrell Shares His Journey

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David Morrell shakes his head when someone tells him he was an overnight success. Yes, he had a book contract signed shortly after submitting his thriller, First Blood, to his agent, Henry Morrison. And within a year his fame was worldwide. Many dream, but few accomplish what he did. But his route to success was long and winding. He dedicated 12 years of his life, trying to learn to write and complete his first novel—much of it, he admits, was wasted. For eight of those years, he was a university student (undergrad and grad) and learning to write the wrong way, he says. After much rejection, he discovered he had to re-learn what he thought he already knew. It all…

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Michael Connelly on His Journey to Novel and Television Fame

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Michael Connelly is best known for his Harry Bosh detective novels and his Lincoln Lawyer series. He has also written several stand alone novels, produced television shows based on his work, appeared as himself in television dramas and Clint Eastwood even turned one of his novels into a movie! “I took a long way through college,” says Connelly. Had he not, the world may have never discovered one of the best detective novelists of our time. He took an 18-month hiatus from his college studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he struggled with the construction engineering curriculum. “It was the family line. I like that work.” During his hiatus he wrestled with what he wanted to do.…

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Write What You Love: A Look Into the Writing of Steve Berry

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Steve Berry calls himself the poster boy for persistence. He refused to give up—although he thought about it a few times. But his persistence resulted in worldwide fame and an annual trip to The New York Times bestseller list. He has written stand-alone thrillers as well as his famous “Cotton Malone” series. Steve Berry was a successful small town lawyer in the 1980s, dealing with the typical array of cases for a litigator—everything from murder and rape to evictions and personal injury—not to mention the everyday stuff like drafting wills and real estate closings. For at least a decade he had a nagging feeling he couldn’t shake. A voice in his head kept telling him he needed to write. This…

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Bestselling Author Lee Child’s Career ‘Floors’ it from the Very Beginning

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About five years before he wrote his first novel, Killing Floor, Lee Child began to think seriously about writing. At the time he worked as a presentation director for Granada Television in Manchester, England—an “air traffic controller for the broadcast airways” is how he describes it. He did a little bit of everything, from writing and directing to, of course, traffic management—anything, he says, to avoid the dreaded black screen. It was part of British television’s golden age. During his tenure Granada produced “Brideshead Revisited,” “The Jewel in the Crown,” “Prime Suspect” and “Cracker.” But still there was a sense at the company that things were changing as management was pondering a corporate restructuring. So in the back of his…

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