Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jack Be Nimble: Gargoyle - Ben English

--My first thriller, Jack Be Nimble:  Gargoyle, was based on a short story written for a literary contest while I was an undergraduate student.  I attended Brigham Young University, where I studied international relations, English, and broadcast journalism.  For some reason, I also hold an MBA with an emphasis in Global Management.  In addition to working as a novelist, I am the head of marketing for an international technology services provider based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live with magnificent wife and two children. For more information, visit

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Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
--Readers who enjoy fast-paced, electrifying stories that unfold in historically-rich settings will really enjoy Gargoyle, the first book in the Jack Be Nimble series.

The series follows a harrowing week in the lives of Americans Jack Flynn and Mercedes Adams as they race from Paris to London to L.A. to Havana, Cuba, to stop a brilliant technologist bent on global socio-economic ruin.  Though separated for years, Mercedes and Jack discover the path to survival lies in their increasingly intertwined lives and in the secret history they share.

In “Gargoyle,” Jack is alone in Paris, left a widower by a clandestine operation gone wrong, his team of special operatives in disarray.  Mercedes is at the pinnacle of her career as professional photographer, but left increasingly dissatisfied both by her success and the healing process following a recent divorce.  Unbeknownst to her, a team of assassins has been dispatched to her home by an old family friend determined to uncover secrets left behind by her parents.

Gargoyle will appeal to lovers of thrillers, suspense, and romance.  The follow-up novel in the series, Jack Be Nimble:  Tyro, is also available, and the remaining two books in the series are slated to be available in the fall of 2011, before Christmas.

Q: Why did you go indie?
-- Can't imagine going any other way!  I never seriously considered approaching the traditional publishing houses, and I absolutely love the idea of sharing these stories in a way that is most accessible to readers who love books, either in e-book or print.  

Couldn’t have said this a few years ago, but from a business perspective there really aren’t many long-term benefit in going with a traditional publishing house.  Indie publishing includes a vibrant, energetic community that will only grown as the publishing business continues to change.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

Dean Koontz, Joseph Finder, Neal Stephenson, Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston, Tom Clancy, and Harry Harrison.

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