About Doc Ridler, Purveyor of History and Fiction

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Jason S. Ridler is a writer, historian, and improv actor, and the author of Hex-Rated, the first installment of his new series The Brimstone Files from Nightshade Press (order it now and Jay will be in your debt forever!.  His work has been called “gritty, relentless and wry as hell,” by award-winning author Laird Barron, and multiple-award-winning author Lucius Shepard has called his novel Death Match a “fine, innovative noir from an exciting new writer.”  You can check out his books at his Amazon Author Page. He also teaches classes for Writers.com and The Writing Salon, including WRITING FROM THE HEART: UNCOVER YOUR POST POWERFUL THEMES. He also performs improv around the East Bay with his troupe, SOMETHING. A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Jay holds a PhD in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He lives in Oakland, CA.

Wanna keep up with Jay? Friend him on Facebook! Or you can join his mailing list! Both are great ways to get more advice, jokes, non-sequiturs than you can shake a llama at! You can also visit him at his home page, Ridlerville.

4 Responses to About Doc Ridler, Purveyor of History and Fiction

  1. Todd Ravenholt says:

    Hi Jay,
    For another purpose I just googled Charles Bohannan and noticed you posted on SWJ some time back, looking for information on Charles, Ed Lansdale and Ramon Magsaysay (HUK rebellion). You had posted on SWJ forum. My Uncle, a foreign correspondent, was good friends with all three. In going through his papers a few years back I recall savings some papers from Ed to read later. While the papers are not at my fingertips, I could put you in touch with the adopted daughter of Charles Bohannan who should have all his papers. If you are still researching the topic, let me know. Todd

  2. Tom Farrington says:

    Hi Jay,

    Was also acquainted with the Bohannons as a boy and a much younger man. I spent several months at ARBOSO in the mid-70’s. Did you ever complete his Biography? The were the most interesting people I’ve ever met!


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