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Jim Ody

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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 mostly Psychological/Thrillers that often end with his trademark twist! He doesn't believe in being restrained by genres and looks to blur the lines between them.

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

Obsessed with writing, Jim has releases planned throughout 2020 and 2021. These include the novels 'Come Back Home', 'Is Anybody Out there' and 'The Getaway'. Also, look out for some collaborations too...

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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)
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)
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