John Locke — An Inspiration To All New Writers

No, not the character from Lost or the British philosopher, but the first writer to hit the million sales mark on Amazon selling Kindle titles. Since only eight authors have reached that level of sales, the fact that he did it selling for Kindle ereaders only is a big deal.

I really like this guy. He claims to respond to every single email and he’s responded to every single one of mine so far. And one was actually several paragraphs long! How does he do it?

His stories are fascinating and there’s hardly any reason not to try him out since all of his novels sell for $.99 each. What makes them addictive is his protagonist, Donovan Creed, a likeable guy who used to be a CIA assassin who kills people for a living. He works for anyone who’ll pay without discrimination. He’ll do hits for the government or for gangsters or businessmen wanting to eliminate a competitor. He even works for a cabal of little people (the vertically challenged kind).

At the same time, he’s a nice guy who can fall in love with a saucy nurse and adopt a child burn victim.

I dare you to try one of his books. I’d start with Lethal People.

But if westerns are more your thing, he is starting to write to that market as well with a character named Emmett Love who, according to Locke, is a former gunslinger with a crab-like scout who journeyed West ” with a mail order bride, a witch, and a wagon full of prostitutes!” Sounds like fun, huh?

Now, I’m not a big fan of western, but if anyone can make me a fan John Locke can. And it’ll only cost me about a buck. Visit his website/blog here.

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