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David Morrell, author, “First Blood,” “Murder as a Fine Art”

This Week: DAVID MORRELL, N.Y. Times Best-Selling Author
– Career-Achievement: Thriller Master Award From The International Thriller Writers Organization
– 1972 Debut Novel, “First Blood,” Introduced The Character “Rambo” & Led To The Film Franchise Starring Sylvester Stallone
– Recent Historical Thriller “Murder As A Fine Art,” Named “One Of The 5 Best Thrillers of 2013”

“A thriller fan’s dream.” — Stephen King
“An absolute master of the thriller.” — Dean Koontz
“The father of the modern action novel…” — Vince Flynn
“David Morrell is to me the finest thriller writer living today, bar none.” — Steve Berry

This week’s guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is author David Morrell, best known for his 1972 debut novel, “First Blood,” which introduced the character Rambo and led to the film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. Morrell has written 28 novels, and his work has been translated into 26 languages. There are 18 million copies of his books in print.

His recent historical thriller, “Murder as a Fine Art,” was named “one of the 5 best thrillers of 2013.” A New York Times best-selling author, he received the prestigious career-achievement Thriller Master Award from the International Thriller Writers organization.

Morrell’s popular guidebook to writing, “The Successful Novelist: A Lifetime of Lessons about Writing and Publishing,” was described by Peter Straub as “The best guidebook to both writing and the business of writing that I’ve ever read.”