|My Living Flame Television commercial for natural gas won gold at Mobius International Film Festival, Chicago|
What does a young writer do before he can afford to write books full time?
(I wouldn’t wish an author’s salary on anyone - at least not in their early days!)
I joined the Mad Men, working as an advertising copywriter and Creative Director in various multi-national agencies. I eventually worked in an agency with my own name on the door for almost a decade (Pond, Rice, Ogilvy & Mather).
Here are some more of my ads from my Mad Men days of my first career.
|I coined this phrase back in 1979! It passed into the language somewhat and even turned up decades later on an American Cancer site|
|Towards the end of my ad career I chose to work for causes - like this campaign for World Vision worldwide. It also appeared on television. Along with the TV, it won a Mobius award 'best|
My second career... so far
Today, after years of visiting Egypt on research trips, writing fiction about ancient Egypt and archaeology is finally my career - and writing advertising for causes is my second job.
|Years of experiencing and researching Egypt|
Here below is my series of adventure thrillers about a renegade outsider, Egyptologist Anson Hunter, an adventurer and theorist who has a vast and arcane knowledge about ancient Egypt's religious and magical practices... and a healthy respect for dangers today from the ancient past.
|We first meet Anson Hunter in The Smiting Texts. Here is the series.|
|Nov 2012 - something different - two novellas in one|
Egypt fiction - for your Kindle or iPad - "a wonderful way to lose yourself in what you love."