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Gamal Hennessy

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Gamal Hennessy is an author from New York City. He is also the president of Nightlife Publishing.

His fiction blends elements of the Usual Suspects, Jason Bourne and Scandal.

His literary inspirations include John Le Carre, Barry Eisler and Anais Nin.

His first anthology, Smooth Operator: The Life and Crimes of Warren Baker reached number three on the Amazon's list of new spy fiction.

His first novel, A Taste of Honey will be released in May of 2014.


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Gamal Hennessy I write using a variation of a screenwriter's method. That means I have a detailed outline for each action/ reaction in each chapter. I don't really…moreI write using a variation of a screenwriter's method. That means I have a detailed outline for each action/ reaction in each chapter. I don't really experience writer's block because I know where I'm going every time I sit down to write. If I get stuck on a word or a particular phrase that isn't coming to me, I just make a note of it and keep going. I can always clean up unformed ideas in the editing stage.(less)
Gamal Hennessy Write because you love to write. If you write for fame and fortune you'll be disappointed, even if you get the fame and fortune.
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A Taste of Honey
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Smooth Operator: The Life a...
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Afraid of the Dark
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Asset Management
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The Art of Seduction: A Tas...
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Anything for Love
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The Replacements
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Spare Some Change
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Don't say I never did anything nice for you.
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Gamal Hennessy Beta copies of my next novel will be available in a couple weeks. Stay tuned for more details. :-)


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Gamal Hennessy Smooth Operator is a story of ambition, lust, and murder. You can read a free preview free before it comes out next week.

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Gamal Hennessy I am releasing a criminal espionage novel next month called Smooth Operator and I’m looking for advanced reviewers for the Amazon and GR pages. If you’d like to get an advanced copy of the book in exchange for a review, please send me a message with your email address and I’ll take care of the rest.

Every reviewer will also get a free bonus short story no matter what your review says or how many stars you give it.

Thanks.

Have fun.
Gamal


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Gamal Hennessy The discussion I started last week about writing styles generated a lot of good discussion. I wrote another essay about inspiration and how much a writer needs to start writing. If you get a chance to read it, please let me know what you think.

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If we almost share the same birthday, then you are clearly a lady of beauty, intelligence and style. ;-)

Thank you!

Have fun.
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Mia Downing thanks for the friendship! Your birthday is the day after mine. How neat!


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Gamal Hennessy In the past six months, more than a thousand people have downloaded my short stories and given me a lot of positive feedback. I was planning to end the free promotion for these books on February 1st, but as a show of appreciation to all my readers, I’ve decided to extend the free promotion another two weeks. I hope you get to enjoy some of my work as well.

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