Martin Roy Hill

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Martin Roy Hill has led an eclectic life. Soldier, sailor, journalist . . . well, not a spy, but he has written about them.

Martin joined the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve when he was 19, the same year he sold his first published piece to Reader's Digest. He spent a total of 13 years as a Coastguardsman, in two tours, involved in small boat search and rescue, emergency medical response, port security, and maritime law enforcement.

In between those tours, he served in a counter-insurgency unit in the U.S. Navy Reserve. After a final stint of Coast Guard active duty following the 9/11 attacks, Martin was offered a commission as a medical service corps officer in a component of the California National Guard, where he trained combat medics for Iraq an
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Martin Roy Hill Hey, James. By exotic technologies, I assume you mean something like the Baghdad battery. Yes, I have certainly heard of those but they don't play a m…moreHey, James. By exotic technologies, I assume you mean something like the Baghdad battery. Yes, I have certainly heard of those but they don't play a major role in Eden.

Eden was inspired by the Ancient Alien theories. I started thinking, "Well, if ancient astronauts did come here, why?" Eden was finally inspired by a news report about researchers who used satellite imagery to identify the remnants of two dead rivers that once merged with the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which they said pinpointed the location of the Biblical Eden. The Bible says Eden was located between the Tigris, Euphrates, and two other rivers. I started thinking, "What if American troops in Iraq stumbled onto the origins of Mankind -- that is, Eden?" That was the genesis (excuse the pun) of the story.

I do bring in a great deal of history, both Biblical and archaeological, and point out unanswered questions about the development of the human race: the sudden development of the Big Brain; the similarities of building construction across continents where there should be no contact of populations; finely honed stone structures that cannot be duplicated with today's technologies; and why so many civilizations chose to live in or worship in vast cities carved into mountainsides. (less)
Martin Roy Hill Hi, Rory. Your timing is impeccable. The audiobook for The Last Refuge went on sale just this week. I can send you a download code for that one, or fo…moreHi, Rory. Your timing is impeccable. The audiobook for The Last Refuge went on sale just this week. I can send you a download code for that one, or for Empty Places. They both feature Peter Brandt. I'll need your email to send you a code.(less)
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Three Tips for Moving Your Writing Forward

There’s an old saying that goes, “Every novel has three parts—the beginning, the end, and the muddle.” Anyone who has ever written or tried to write a novel knows this saying is as true as it is humorous. You start off knowing how the book begins and how it ends, but somehow no matter how much you plot, the middle remains amorphous. You know where you’re going but you’re not sure how to get there. Read more of this blog post »
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Carmine Cleary is a news blogger in snow-bound Los Angeles, one of few Angelenos remaining the city since an environmental disaster called the Big Chill has turned most of the earth into a frigid wasteland. While investigating the mysterious death of ...more
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Earth sixteen centuries into the future is a frozen wasteland thrown out of its orbit by a mysterious force called Dark Matter. What remains of the human race, as well as plant and animal life, dwells beneath the surface in a cavernous hollow called ...more
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Nicola McDonagh Hi Martin,
Hope you are well.
Just thought you might like to know that my book 'Echoes from the Lost ones' is free to download from any kindle store until Sunday, if you want to read it.

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