Richard Gazala

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I was born in Ohio, at the bleeding edge of the 1960s. When I was young, my family moved to Beirut, Lebanon, where we lived until the Lebanese Civil War erupted. After Beirut, I finished high school in Belmont, Massachusetts, and London, England. While living abroad I traveled around the Middle East and Europe, picking up enough Arabic and French to embrace or avoid trouble as circumstances dictated. I attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where I earned a B.A. and a J.D. I've practiced law for over 30 years, and I'm a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court. I currently live in Vienna, Virginia, where I'm a thriller author, voracious reader, lawyer, music aficionado, guerrilla chef, excursionist, and public s ...more

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Blood of the Moon

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Trust and Other Nightmares

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Blood of the Moon, A Thriller (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: For your pleasure, this is the prologue from my novel, a thriller titled "Blood of the Moon." I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading.

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message 101: by Richard

Richard Gazala Our reinvigorated, revamped, refreshed and reconjured website is now up. Please drop by and check it out. Thanks.

Richard Gazala, Author


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Richard Gazala "Hey Mister, read me some stories, please. Scary ones. Halloween's coming." Our ‪‎audiobook‬ is out, narrated by the very talented Roberto Scarlato. Stay up late, and listen well, chou-chou... ‪ Trust and Other Nightmares audiobook.


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Richard Gazala Horror‬ to ring in your New Year! Bram Stoker Award-Nominated author Brett J. Talley brings "The Reborn" to the Gazalaplooza Author Spotlight. The shadow itself is a lurking thing...

Biters - The Reborn by Harry Shannon http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2015/01/a...


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Richard Gazala Author Todd Moss brings his new international political thriller, "The Golden Hour," to the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight. Restoring the unjustly deposed president of Mali, rescuing an American senator's kidnapped daughter, protecting the U.S. embassy in Timbuktu from a terrorist attack, and doing it all in less than 100 hours? And you thought you were having a rough week.

The Golden Hour by Todd Moss http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2014/10/a...


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Richard Gazala The New York Post calls Christopher J. Yates "…a new Stephen King, albeit with a British accent." We call him our latest guest at the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight, visiting to unravel just a few of the dark puzzles woven through his excellent new thriller, "Black Chalk." Enjoy this great interview. After all, who among you doesn’t love a good puzzle?

Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yateshttp://rgazala.blogspot.com/2014/04/a...


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Richard Gazala NEW! Screw winter. David Burnsworth brings his brand new noir thriller "Southern Heat" to the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight. Unless you've been thereabouts some August, you don't know what villainous notions the ruthless humidity of an endless summer night in Charleston, SC will percolate in your sweaty skull. See for yourself. Enjoy the Heat.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2014/02/a... Southern Heat by David Burnsworth


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Richard Gazala Author Justin Gustainis brings his new supernatural thriller to the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight. Gustainis also brought elves with guns, a naked Siren, vampire gang warfare, a gnome who sets off car bombs, a hamster named Quincey, and 12 distinct uses of the word “haina.” It's getting crowded. Consider this your official invitation to come join the party. Enjoy the interview.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2014/02/a... Known Devil (Occult Crimes Unit Investigation, #3) by Justin Gustainis


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Richard Gazala Grippando! Khoury! Meltzer! Rice! 8 More Awesome Authors! Ring out the year with the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight: 2013's Greatest Hits. So much authorial wisdom and wit in so little space has to be some kind of record. Enjoy yourselves. And Happy New Year to all.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2014/01/a...


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Richard Gazala Celebrated scifi/fantasy author Ian Tregillis joins us for an interview at the Author Spotlight, to commemorate the release today of his highly hailed new novel, "Something More Than Night." Tregillis gives not only a great interview, but a glimpse into the hoary heavenly con job one billion years in the making, bared to us mere mortals in "Something More Than Night."

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/12/a... Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis


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Richard Gazala Drones aren't just for hunting terrorists far from home. Drones are everywhere, all the time. Right now there's likely one or two of them silently circling over your head, watching, transmitting data to their anonymous overseers for undisclosed purposes... Author Mike Maden brings his highly-acclaimed new techno-thriller "Drone," to the Author Spotlight. Enjoy the interview.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/11/a... Drone by Mike Maden


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Richard Gazala Christopher Rice (NYT-bestselling author and son of legendary vampire chronicler Anne) brings his scary new book, "The Heavens Rise," to the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight, just in time for Halloween. Enjoy the interview, if you dare...

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/10/a... The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice


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Richard Gazala The National Book Examiner calls Geoffrey Girard's new thriller "Cain's Blood," "Compelling AND repulsive… A page-turner par excellence." What else could happen if you swirl "The Boys from Brazil" with Jeffrey Dahmer? Serial killer DNA, anybody? Girard visits the Gazalaplooza Author Spotlight. Enjoy, if you dare.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/09/a... Cain's Blood by Geoffrey Girard


message 89: by Richard (last edited Dec 03, 2013 09:53AM)

Richard Gazala Double murder, weaponized sex, crooked hospitals, international terrorism, drone war... These are the heady ingredients swirled into a boiling froth in Dr. Glenn Shepard's new thriller, "Not For Profit." Enjoy the interview now, at the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/08/a... Not For Profit (The Dr. Scott James Thriller Series - Book #1) by Glenn Shepard


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Richard Gazala What is "Pre-Awareness"? It's the name of the global dragon gnawing ruthlessly on creativity's bones. "The Dragon That Devours Originality" is the new post at the Gazalapalooza author's blog. Enjoy.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/07/t...


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Felicia Sinusas Richard wrote: "Author Ron Felber's "A Man of Indeterminate Value" is as much a gripping contemporary thriller as it is a riveting exposé of brutal American corporate greed, corruption and myopia..."


message 86: by Richard (last edited Dec 03, 2013 09:53AM)

Richard Gazala Author Ron Felber's "A Man of Indeterminate Value" is as much a gripping contemporary thriller as it is a riveting exposé of brutal American corporate greed, corruption and myopia. Anti-hero Jack Madson learns the very hard way that despite what he thought he knew, happiness and money have little to do with one another, and quite often more of one inevitably equals less of the other. Enjoy Felber's interview at the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/06/a... A Man of Indeterminate Value A Jack Madson Novel by Ron Felber


message 85: by Richard (last edited Dec 03, 2013 09:54AM)

Richard Gazala NEW! Paranormal thriller author Layton Green brings his brand new novel "The Diabolist" to the Gazapalooza Author Spotlight. "The Diabolist" answers the question, What happens when a fearsome, ancient evil drives a seemingly super-powered madman's scheme to wipe out all competitors in uniting the world's Satanist cults to displace humanity's major religions? You'll be up late reading to find out...

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/06/a... The Diabolist (Dominic Grey, #3) by Layton Green


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Richard Gazala A jealous muse is a good muse. "The Proper Use and Care of Writing Prompts" is the new post at Gazalapalooza. Write on, you crazy diamond.

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Richard Gazala "Rambo" author David Morrell and his brand new and highly acclaimed Victorian thriller, "Murder as a Fine Art," visit the Gazalaplooza Author Spotlight. Enjoy the interview.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/05/a... Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell


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Richard Gazala Vietnam Veteran. Long-time D.C. insider. Financial Wizard. And if that's not enough for you, author of a gripping and disturbing new thriller, "Inside Out." Marvin McIntyre returns to the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight with the second helping in his Mac McGregor series. Come taste the interview.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/02/a...


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Richard Gazala Don't be fooled -- "Supreme Harmony" is not what it sounds like. Author Mark Alpert brings his brand new science thriller "Extinction" to the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight. Very cool interview. Enjoy.

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Richard Gazala With apologies to Bob Dylan, you don't need an accountant to know which way the wind blows. Read "Barnes & Nowhere", the new post on Gazalapalooza.

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Richard Gazala I'm writing my new thriller, the sequel to "Blood of the Moon," in a world where iPads, Nexi, Nooks and Fires multiply with rabbity consistency. So who can blame me for thinking Steven Spielberg directs Marilyn Monroe in the sequel's enhanced e-book edition, while Dave Grohl whips up a killer soundtrack? "I Sing the Book Electric" is the new post at Gazalapalooza. Enjoy.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/01/i...


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Richard Gazala International bestselling author and History Channel TV star Brad Meltzer visits the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight to talk about his chilling new thriller, "The Fifth Assassin." Meltzer spent two years studying presidential death to write about a serial killer who's recreating the crimes of all the presidential assassins, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. Enjoy the interview.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/01/a...


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Richard Gazala A brand new thriller in the acclaimed Jack Swyteck series titled "Blood Money," not to mention the Casey Anthony trial, identity theft, and mind-reading Kardashians! All this and more in author James Grippando's triumphant return to the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight. Enjoy the interview.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2013/01/a...


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Richard Gazala What 's the Vatican's ancient secret hidden in the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans' French Quarter? Something paranormal and bloodthirsty, we're guessing. Thanks to our latest Author Spotlight with Bruce T. Jones and his new thriller, "The Lost Reflection," Gazalapalooza copped a clue. Now you can, too. Enjoy the interview.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/12/a...


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Richard Gazala Baldacci! Berry! Rollins! Tolkien! Woods! 16 More Awesome Authors! Ring out the year with the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight: 2012's Greatest Hits. So much authorial wisdom and wit in so little space has to be some kind of record. Enjoy yourselves. And Happy New Year to all.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/12/a...


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Richard Gazala When movie stars Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford found the "studio system" intolerable, they created United Artists. What if authors did the same? Read "United Authors" at Gazalapalooza.

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Richard Gazala After you're done catching up on his grandfather's Hobbit movie, check out how J.R.R.'s grandson keeps his family's literary legacy burning brightly. Simon Tolkien brings his brand new thriller "Orders from Berlin" to the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight. Enjoy the interview.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/12/a...


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Richard Gazala It's not too late to order your literate thriller-lovers signed copies of the award-winning "Blood of the Moon" in time for Christmas. Our focus groups show it will please the naughty ones on Santa's list as well as the nice, so win-win for all.

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Richard Gazala Internationally bestselling writer Richard Doetsch brings his brand new Michael St. Pierre thriller, ”The Thieves of Legend,” to the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight’s hot hot heat. Enjoy the interview.

http://www.rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/...


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Richard Gazala Cracked.com editor and humor/horror novelist David Wong brings his new book, "This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It," to the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight. Zombies! Spiders! Violence! Paranormal! Soy sauce?

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/10/a...


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Richard Gazala Amazon told me yesterday my $.99 short story anthology "Trust & Other Nightmares" has made me Amazon's 5,169th most popular horror author. Thin as the air is at these lofty heights, I think I can get my breath closer to Stephen King's neck, while you enjoy scary stories helping me do it. With your help, I can be #5168!

http://www.amazon.com/Trust-and-Other...


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Richard Gazala International star novelist Stuart Woods has hit the NYT bestseller list with each of his last 35 books. Now Woods brings his brand new one, ”Severe Clear,” to the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight. Enjoy the interview.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/10/a...


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Richard Gazala Gazalapalooza’s interview with ReedAlong.com founder David Thompson. This is an interesting new site, designed for readers and authors to read and discuss those authors’ books together.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/09/i...


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Richard Gazala Researchers predict that 10-15% of online book reviews will be bogus by 2014. Sock puppetry run amok! ”Unsocking The Puppets” is the new post at Gazalapalooza.

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Richard Gazala Esteemed British author RJ Ellory revealed to be a sock puppet faking his own book reviews? "Sock It To You" is the new post at Gazalapalooza.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/09/s...


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Richard Gazala Pulitzer Prize winner and thriller author Matt Richtel brings his brand new epub original "Floodgate" to the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight. A computer-based conspiracy that threatens to obliterate the integrity of a hotly contested American presidential election? It's no stretch that "Floodgate" sounds like something ripped from tomorrow's scathing headlines.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/08/a...


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Richard Gazala Acclaimed author Dan Fesperman brings his brand new international spy thriller "The Double Game" to Gazalapalooza's Author Spotlight. The man is dangerous with a dictionary!

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/08/a...


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Richard Gazala "The Shining" is my favorite of Stephen King's novels. I'm also a big fan of Stanley Kubrick's movie version of the book. So this appealed to me -- a page from Kubrick's copy of "The Shining," complete with his annotations.

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Richard Gazala David Vinjamuri's Forbes article is excellent. It should be required reading in every circle of book publishing. While all of the article resonates loudly, the first of his "Three Predictions for the Future" stands out. I wrote about that issue not long ago. http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/01/t...

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Richard Gazala Star crime novelist Stephen White brings his brand new thriller ”Line of Fire” to Gazalapalooza. Many thanks to Stephen for an excellent (and funny) interview.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/08/a...


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Richard Gazala Australia's internationally bestselling thriller author Matthew Reilly accepts the Gazalapalooza challenge. Enjoy the interview.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/08/a...


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Richard Gazala Does Penguin's acquisition of Author Solutions have to suck like a black hole? "Enter The Penguin" is the new post at Gazalapalooza. If penguins eat food for thought, then this is today's special. http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/07/e...


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Richard Gazala Bestselling author Catherine Coulter braves the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight with her brand new FBI thriller, "Backfire." Enjoy.
http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/07/a...


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Richard Gazala Is Burroughs' "Tarzan of the Apes" really one of The 88 Books That Shaped America? The Library of Congress says so. Read the new post at Gazalapalooza. http://www.rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/...


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Richard Gazala Star adventure/suspense author James Rollins visits the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight to talk about his brand new thriller, "Bloodline," among other interesting things. Don't miss it.

http://www.rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/...


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Richard Gazala Here's a weekend treat -- a free sample from an award-winning thriller! We posted a new excerpt from "Blood of the Moon" at Gazalapalooza. Enjoy, and happy reading.

http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/06/e...


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Richard Gazala NYT bestselling author John Gilstrap braves the Gazalapalooza Author Spotlight's heat with his brand new Jonathan Grave thriller, "Damage Control." A great interview with a man who is NOT a big fan of "Moby Dick." Enjoy the ride.

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