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  • Writer's pictureTantra Bensko

On a Podcast with James Morcan!

Updated: May 28, 2018

Actor, Author, Screenwriter, Producer James Morcan invited me to his Underground Knowledge podcast to discuss my novels and more; our in-depth research, and speculations often coincide. I've long greatly admired him for achieving his passionate desire to make a difference to the world.

HERE is the podcast.

James often collaborates with his father, Lance Morcan, such as on the highly significant Spy Thriller, The Ninth Orphan novel, which is being made into a feature film. The enthralling novel, the first in a series, boldly shows the world as it is, turning the Secret Agent Thriller on its head in a similar way to my own with a realism which is rarely dared. Generally, readers who are informed about the dubious behavior of many agents have to bypass that awareness to enjoy Secret Agent conspiracy entertainment. The Morcan's have galvanized those informed readers into a growing revolution that demands more honest movies and films.

The #1 Best-Selling Spy Novel on and Amazon UK*

How do you catch a man who is never the same man twice?

That is the question posed in The Ninth Orphan, a top-rated international thriller novel and the first book in The Orphan Trilogy.

Fast-paced, totally fresh and original, filled with deep and complex characters, The Ninth Orphan is a controversial, high-octane thriller with an edge. Merging fact with fiction, it illuminates shadow organizations rumored to actually exist in our world. The novel explores a plethora of conspiracies involving real organizations like the CIA, MI6, and the UN, and public figures such as President Obama as well as the Clinton, Marcos and Bush families.

Tackling genetic selection, mind control and secret societies, The Ninth Orphan exposes a global agenda designed to keep the power in the hands of a select few. The novel's antagonists are members of a shadow government acting above and beyond the likes of the White House, the FBI, the Pentagon and the NSA. Could something like this ever take place? Or, is it already taking place right now?

Morcan's published books include the new release horror Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) and the bestselling historical adventures White Spirit and Into the Americas. He also has several series on the market including The Orphan Trilogy, an international thriller series, the swashbuckling action-romance series The World Duology, and the controversial non-fiction franchise The Underground Knowledge Series. An additional non-fiction title, Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories, was written in collaboration with Holocaust survivors to document the genocide. These titles were all co-authored with his father Lance Morcan and published by Sterling Gate Books. Their production company, Morcan Motion Pictures, is developing Silent Fear into a feature film and Underground Knowledge into a TV series.

James' most recent acting performance was a leading role in the post-Apocalyptic feature film After Armageddon which he also wrote. The dystopian adventure film was shot in rural Australia and Morcan co-starred with Berynn Schwerdt (Wyrmwood). Other leading roles include the OZ-Bollywood productions My Cornerstone

and Love You Krishna. Morcan also wrote the screenplays for both features which were filmed in Sydney and Mumbai and incorporated English and Hindi languages.

Additional productions he has performed in include a BBC TV series, several indie features and a live stadium production of Ben Hur headlined by Academy Award winner Russell Crowe. To date, his feature films have screened at cinemas in New Zealand, India, Australia, Italy and Cannes.

In addition to reading many of the books, I've greatly enjoyed participating in the Morcans' Underground Knowledge group on GoodReads, which asks for all the participants to share their diverse opinions through poles and comments.

Members of that group tread on homey ground if they read my Agents of the Nevermind series (including the Gothic book 3, Encore.) Mesmerizing intelligent agents mind-control individuals to be instrumental in propaganda theater that brainwashes the masses into going along with an international terrorist agenda. Heroes recognize and expose the illusions lie by lie. Like the Morcans, I find creating a fictional intelligence agency allows leeway to address the realities of our world for entertainment value.

It's delightful having a movie producer imagining book 1 as a film. "I also like how this is full of all the usual suspense you expect from a thriller, but told with rich, poetic language that paints images in your mind. Glossolalia is a good mix of commercial and literary fiction and if ever turned into a film it would be one of those rare Hollywood blockbusters that has all the excitement but told in an indie/arthouse style that challenges audiences." --James Morcan Amazon review of Glossolalia: Psychological Suspense

Deeply honored by this opportunity to share my Agents of the Nevermind novels with the listeners of the podcast series and to learn more about the adventuresome worlds spun off from James Morcan.

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