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Gamal Hennessy

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Gamal Hennessy is an author from New York City. His fiction blends elements of the Usual Suspects and Jason Bourne to create a unique type of psychological thriller.

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

Smooth Operator, the first book in his Crime and Passion series, reached number three on the Amazon's list of new spy fiction. His second book, A Taste of Honey was a top thriller on Amazon in 2014. His third Crime and Passion novel, A Touch of Honey, is scheduled for release in early 2015.


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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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Asset Management
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The Art of Seduction: A Tas...
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Spare Some Change
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I’m kicking off the Summer of 2015 with a special sale of the entire Crime and Passion catalog. From Friday, May 22nd to Tuesday, May 26th all my full-length novels will be on sale in the Amazon Kindle store for just 99 cents.
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“Remember who you are. When you encounter things you think you can’t deal with, remember all the things you have dealt with before. Remember all your triumphs and all the times you overcame defeat. Remember who you are and use that strength to raise your head high, win or lose”
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“I have chosen two concepts to guide my thoughts and actions. They are stronger than the pressure of society, the constraints of morality, the need to procreate, desire for wealth, the promise of Heaven, or the threat of Hell. I live for love and pleasure, or nothing at all.”
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“Always consider the source of your advice. Advice cannot be neutral, the source of advice is just as important as actual words.”
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“Remember who you are. When you encounter things you think you can’t deal with, remember all the things you have dealt with before. Remember all your triumphs and all the times you overcame defeat. Remember who you are and use that strength to raise your head high, win or lose”
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“Being single won’t make you happy. Dating someone won’t make you happy. Being married won’t make you happy. Being a parent won’t make you happy. Divorcing won’t make you happy. The only thing that can make you happy is your choice to be happy…”
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“A pleasurable life balances health, wealth and love. Without health, it is hard to enjoy wealth or love. Without wealth, it's difficult to maintain health or focus attention on the ones we love. Without love, a long healthy life and endless riches are nothing more than an empty hollow prison. Excessive focus on any one aspect to the detriment of the other two robs us of a life worth living.”
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message 110: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy I recently finished a book called Slave Ship while doing research for my next novel. The author makes an argument for the ship itself to be one of the most influential and at the same time most ignored elements of social development in America. My full review is attached. Enjoy.

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message 109: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy To celebrate summer, you can get each of my three novels for just 99 cents each.

This weekend only.

Act now.

Operators are standing by.

;-)

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message 108: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy This Friday I'm offering all the novels un my Crime and Passion series at 75% off the cover price to celebrate Memorial Day weekend.

Enjoy

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message 107: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy This Friday I'm offering all the novels un my Crime and Passion series at 75% off the cover price to celebrate Memorial Day weekend.

Enjoy

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message 106: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy A Touch of Honey is like The Wire with a sadistic love triangle thrown for good measure. It's on sale now from Amazon.

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message 105: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy Stephen King and other famous authors talk about writing for their ideal reader. I have been able to find an ideal reader, and I wanted to share her thoughts on A Touch of Honey because getting feedback like this is what writing is all about. :-)

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message 104: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy Join my RSVP List for free books, special offers, and quality literary shenanigans. http://bit.ly/1A3wF9k


message 103: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy Last week I sat down with author John Byk of Writer's Alive to discuss James Bond, Mexican drug cartels in New York and the benefits of complex female protagonists in fiction. We also explored some of the concepts and ideas underlying my latest book A Touch of Honey. If you enjoy the sound of my voice, you can listen to the podcast here.

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message 102: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy My recent novel A Touch of Honey is a work of fiction, but many of aspects of this story are based on actual events.

The Truth Behind the Lies
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message 101: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy In seduction, control is surrender and surrender is control…

When Nikki Siriene uses her sexual charms help take down a sex slave operation in New York. can she escape with her freedom and her life, or will she become just another human trafficking statistic?

Find out in A Touch of Honey now available on Amazon and other e-book stores.

A Touch of Honey by Gamal Hennessy

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Gamal Hennessy The Final Blog Trailer and First Look at A Touch of Honey
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message 99: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy A new blog trailer for A Touch of Honey is now available, along with details on my free book offer. I hope you enjoy it.
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message 98: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy I want to generate excitement about my new novel A Touch of Honey, so all this week I’m offering a sample chapter to get you ready for the release on March 17th. You can read part one here. Enjoy. :-)

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message 97: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy Get a free book to start your journey into the world of Crime and Passion.

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Have fun.
Gamal


message 96: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy A Touch of Honey will mark the return of characters from both Smooth Operator and A Taste of Honey as well as a ruthless new enemy invading the New York nights.

To celebrate this release, I’m planning several related events:

1) A sample chapter from the book will be available on the website on February 17, 2015.
2) A prelude story called The Replacements will be available for free in the Nightlife Publishing Store on February 24, 2015
3) Pre-Orders for A Touch of Honey will begin on March 10, 2015

There’s still time to sign up for your advanced review copy. You can find out more information here and get the book before anyone else. Until then, remember you can always get two of my other stories for free at the Nightlife Publishing store.

Stay warm until then.

Have fun.
Gamal

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message 95: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy I have a couple of friends who almost got caught up in the Home Depot shooting over the weekend. I'm reposting this for them and anyone else who might find themselves in a similar terrifying situation. Hopefully this is information you never have to use.

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message 94: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy I'm currently taking advanced review requests for my upcoming novel A Touch of Honey. If you enjoy international crime thrillers with intelligent sexuality and a focus on female characters then please let me know if you're interested.

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message 93: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy "If we want change, then we have to change. We can't just call for laws to be passed, demand people be fired, and wait for other people to change around us. Rape culture, racism and religious extremism are all macro level problems we can begin to reduce on an individual level."

Laws Don't Improve Society.
We Do.

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message 92: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy Nightlife is a world of crime and passion.

You can take a free trip there this weekend without going out into the cold by downloading two of my free short stories today.

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message 91: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy Are You Willing to Die for Your Art?

The decision to sacrifice security may be part of the creative condition.

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message 90: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy I’m trying to get my act together this year and offer you a one stop shop for the world of Crime and Passion.

The website still needs a bit of polish, but I’d like to invite you to my new virtual home by offering two free short stories, a discount on my first novel and a lot more content I hope you enjoy.

You can find out more at http://bit.ly/14qJsYO

Have fun.
Gamal


message 89: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy The official launch of my new website is scheduled for next week. If you'd like to take an early look, allow me to introduce you to Nightlife Publishing.

http://nightlifepublishing.nyc


message 88: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy This year's list includes fiction, non-fiction, how to and humor because I try to be well rounded...

What are your top ten books for the year?

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Gamal Hennessy Rape Culture as a Weapon of Collective Control ‪#‎crime‬ ‪#‎violence‬ http://bit.ly/1uNG1S3


message 86: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy Hello everyone. I just wanted to share the results of my recent book marketing experiment.

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Have fun.
Gamal


message 85: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy Thanks to the nine hundred people who downloaded, reviewed, liked and otherwise supported A Taste of Honey this week. I appreciate all the attention and encouragement.

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message 84: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy A Taste of Honey is now a Top 10 spy novel on Amazon. Read it for free today only. http://amzn.to/1czRqQo


message 83: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy One of my advanced readers got back to me today with her reaction to my next novel. Part of her email said:

"I almost stopped reading a few times because the brutality of the story was so disturbing. But, on some primal level I had to find out what happened. I wanted to read about the brutality, the sex, the pain, the conflict and resolution. You have a fabulous knack for pulling a person in and not letting them go until you are good and ready."

Damn right.

Now if I can only find 9,999 other people who feel this way I can quit my day job and just write for a living. ;)


message 82: by Gamal

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message 81: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy Who Watches the Watchers?
(Thoughts on American Police Brutality)

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message 80: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy My Taste of Honey series of books is now available for the Kobo app. The first book in the series is free if you order now. Enjoy. http://bit.ly/1vXSgf7


message 79: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy If you ever wanted to ask a famous author a question about writing or their books, you need to go somewhere else.

If you want to ask me questions about my writing or my books, click on the link and ask anything you want.

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message 78: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy I just finished my phone interview with Writer's Alive for A Taste of Honey. I think it's safe to say I didn't sound like a complete idiot.

I plan to post a link to the interview later this week, but to celebrate my semi-success, I'm lowering the price of my novel by 25% for this week only.

Don't say I never did anything nice for you.
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message 77: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy To celebrate the release of my new novel next week, I'm putting the prequel book on sale for 50% off. Get it while you can.

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message 76: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy What If Everyone in the World Wrote a Novel?

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message 75: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy The Independent Publishing Network: Nine Good Reasons (and One Bad One) Why Independent Novelists Should Write Short Stories http://bit.ly/1iW8m5n


message 74: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy The Independent Publishing Network:

Creating Your Own Niche: Developing Your Own Sub Genre

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message 73: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy I'm offering five copies of my novel Smooth Operator as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Click here for more info. http://bit.ly/1fo7K91


message 72: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy The Independent Publishing Newsletter for February 26, 2014: The State of Independents http://bit.ly/1lkuYz4


message 71: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy The Independent Publishing Newsletter for February 19, 2014: Overcoming Obstacles http://bit.ly/1oPH9US


message 70: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy A story of crime and passion begins next week. Here's your sneak preview. http://bit.ly/1n82JA9


message 69: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy A few tips on analyzing each chapter of your novel on a structural level. http://bit.ly/1cgOBP5


message 68: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy To celebrate the release of A Taste of Honey, I'm offering my last novel Smooth Operator at a special low price! http://bit.ly/1hrYpgU


message 67: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy As a writer, how can you reward the friends and family that have supported you throughout the year? Here's an idea http://bit.ly/1jB3C7Z


message 66: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy Beta copies of my next novel will be available in a couple weeks. Stay tuned for more details. :-)


message 65: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy Your chance to get my new novel Smooth Operator for free ends at midnight tonight. If you read it, I hope you enjoy it.

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Have fun.
Gamal


message 64: by Gamal

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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Have fun.
Gamal


message 63: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy How do you go about designing a cover for your new book? I figured out a low cost way to get high end results. As always I wrote an essay about it and as always, I appreciate your thoughts.

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Have fun.
Gamal


message 62: by Gamal

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


message 61: by Gamal

Gamal Hennessy Here is a little something to help all the writers out there.

How to Find an Editor Without Going Insane

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Have fun.
Gamal


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