Who is James Hopwood?

Who is James Hopwood? I am. Of course, I am David Foster too – most of the time. And I have been Jack Tunney too. But James Hopwood is my pen name.

Why a pen name? I assumed a pen name out of deference to three successful artists, albeit in different disciplines who have published under the name David Foster. Firstly there is an excellent award winning Australian author; then a world champion woodchopper; and finally a successful musician and music producer. Adding another ‘David Foster’ to the marketplace, would not only detract from their achievements – as well as my own – but would also create confusion for the reading public.

As James Hopwood, I have contributed to Crime Factory Magazine – Issue 10. The magazine includes a short piece by me, called For Your Sighs Only: The Spy-Fi Smut of Clyde Allison, which looks back at the racy 0008 book series, in all their filthy glory.

This issue also includes: best selling author Megan Abbott is interviewed by Andrew Nette; Non-fiction ‘Deposition’ by Josh Stallings; Aussie author David Owen is interviewed by David Honeybone; Fiction by Patricia Abbott, Thomas Pluck, Mark Joseph Kiewlak, Benoit Lelievre, Seamus Scanlon, Rob Loughlin and Deborah Sheldon; Charles Willeford dissected by William Boyle; Nerd of Noir on William Friedkin; Cameron Ashley discusses My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf, and more.

Go on, you know you want to! You can get your copy by clicking here.

Next, you can find my story Cutter’s Law in Action: Pulse Pounding Tales Vol 1. The story appears alongside contributions by established authors such as Stephen Leather, Zoe Sharp, Adrian Magson, Paul D. Brazill, and Hilton himself. There’s also a swag of new talent on display, names that may not be household names, but guys who know how to put down a fast and furious tale of adventure.

Here’s a brief synopsis.

Sergeant Nathan Cutter of the Australian Army is coming to the end of his tour as a ‘Peace Keeper’ in war torn Iraq. All he wants, is to get home to Sydney and his loving wife and daughter.

On the day of his flight back to Australia, his wife and daughter are killed in a car crash. They are the innocent victims of an underworld gang war, that erupted on the city streets.

When Cutter finds out who is responsible, and the authorities prove impotent, he decides to take the law into his own hands, acting as Judge, Jury and Executioner!

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