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Jim Ody

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in Swindon, The United Kingdom
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Dean Koontz, Joe R Lansdale, Caroline Kepnes & Carl Hiaasen

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February 2016


Jim spent 10 years writing music reviews and interviewing bands for a rock music website. He also contributed lifestyle and comedic features and poems to a number of websites.

Jim writes Psychological/Thrillers, YA and Horror that often end with his trademark twists! He doesn't believe in being restrained by genres and looks to blur the lines between them.

He has had thirteen novels, and well over a dozen short stories published, and re-published by Question Mark Press, Hambrook Press, Wolfgang Press, Limitless Publishing, Zombie Cupcake and Bloodhound Books.

Obsessed with writing, Jim has releases planned throughout 2021 and 2022. These include an anthology and the first book in a YA Horror series.

Jim is also the founder of Question Mark Pre
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Jim Ody Originally it was having my own book in print. That was something that I had always wanted. Now it is having readers contact me saying how much they h…moreOriginally it was having my own book in print. That was something that I had always wanted. Now it is having readers contact me saying how much they have enjoyed my book. It makes all of the hard work worth it.

I have been overwhelmed by the number of people who have expressed a desire to see another book with these characters in. I created them to entertain myself, so if others have enjoyed them too, then that is a huge bonus!(less)
Jim Ody I honestly have never suffered from writer's block. Sometimes I find myself slugging through a scene that is neither thrilling, nor amusing, but these…moreI honestly have never suffered from writer's block. Sometimes I find myself slugging through a scene that is neither thrilling, nor amusing, but these are important to keep the book flowing, so I push on. I think that if I ever did experience this then I would just start writing something else. I am confidant that my stories eventually write themselves.

I am used to suddenly having a spare hour so have to write then, so I cannot afford writers block. I have to have the ability to turn on and off my muse like a switch. Turning on is never an issue, but there will be times when I will have to drag myself away from the keyboard in order to get some sleep before morning!(less)
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The Crazy Season

The Crazy Season is currently on pre-order. This is book 1 of a new series which is a cross between Jonathan Creek and The X-Files.

Joel Baxter is an investigative Journalist who looks into the more bizarre and macabre. He uncovers hoaxes, and scams.

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Tony Flood I like your book choices. Would you like to check out my crime thriller STITCH UP! - KILLER OR VICTIM?, which has received glowing reviews, including one from The Sun newspaper's Stuart Pink who says it has "a riveting plot and electrifying double twist". There's also my fantasy adventure SECRET POTION, which has received excellent reviews and been recommended by other authors for Harry Potter fans. Your feedback would be welcomed. Best wishes, Tony Flood, also the author of celebrity book My Life With The Stars - Sizzling Secrets Spilled!


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