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Tim Jopling

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in Croydon, The United Kingdom
June 26, 1977




Michael Crichton, Ian Fleming, Henning Mankell

Member Since
August 2014


My name is Tim Jopling and I love any spy and espionage books, TV, or films! People always say you write about what you know and although I've never had any personal experience (I've worked in the IT sector for 16 years!) I've read a lot of novels (you can't really beat the original Ian Fleming novels in my opinion) and watched as many TV shows and films as I possibly can. I'm a big James Bond fan (not the spoofy ones, my favourites are the grittier ones with Daniel Craig and Timothy Dalton is my favourite Bond - nothing to do with the name mind you!) and loved all the seasons of 24.

There were a number of things that made me want to try writing. I remember several years ago when I watched one of the Mission Impossible film

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Tim Jopling Well I'm currently working on a short story collection that follows Underground Murmurs and fills in the gaps before the next novel in the series, Rog…moreWell I'm currently working on a short story collection that follows Underground Murmurs and fills in the gaps before the next novel in the series, Rogue Retrieval. The short stories cover some of the lesser characters but the main ones are there too!(less)
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Revised versions of the Akira and Deane Thriller Series

Listening to review feedback is so important as a writer if you ask me. So much so that I went back to my novels 'Out of the Shadows' and 'Underground Murmurs' and made significant changes.

In particular I re-wrote the start of 'Out of the Shadows' to focus more on the main characters of Olsen and Deane. I also added in an additional Akira storyline and made some other tweaks throughout.

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Tim’s Recent Updates

“Oh, no…I was just taking an interest.”
Tim Jopling, Underground Murmurs

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
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“To be brave, by definition, one has first to be afraid.”
Robert Harris, Pompeii

“Police work wouldn't be possible without coffee," Wallander said.
"No work would be possible without coffee."
They pondered the importance of coffee in silence.”
Henning Mankell, One Step Behind

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