Jack Thompson is an international bestselling author finding voices in many genres. In addition to his popular Raja Williams mystery series, Jack writes science fiction, political thrillers, paranormal romance, children's stories and fairy tales.
According to Jack, whether reading or writing, what makes a story great is how well it communicates to the reader. Whether presenting him with a hero he wishes he could be or a villain he chooses to hate, the characters must relate to the reader on a personal level. A reader will leave a good story in an improved condition. He may have learned something new about the world or himself, or simply been well entertained.
Why I Write
I write the Raja Williams detective mystery series in part because I noticed that too many of the popular books and shows have succumbed to the contagion of gruesome, graphic violence and pornographic, perverted sex. The competition for an audience seems to be pushing art into the dwindling spiral of raw, horrific pain and hot, steamy sex, even combining the two.
I'm no prude or pacifist. Sex and violence are part of living, but I also believe that good art doesn't have to rely on those to have an impact on a reader.
I will give you interesting characters and enough mystery, thrills, suspense and emotion to keep you turning the pages without rubbing your face where it doesn't belong.
It's what I call good, clean fun.
That is something I could always use more of in my life, and I'm betting you could, too. -Jack