Joshua Hood

Joshua Hood graduated from the University of Memphis before joining the military and spending five years in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he was team leader in the 3-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment. In 2005, he was sent to Iraq and conducted combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005–2006. From 2007 to 2008 he served as a squad leader in the 1-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment and was deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Hood was decorated for valor in Operation Furious Pursuit. He is currently a member of a full time SWAT team in Memphis, Tennessee, and has conducted countless stateside operations with the FBI, ATF, DEA, Secret Service, and US Marshals.

Books by this Author

Warning Order
Clear by Fire

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Fall down seven times, get up eight.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I don't believe in regret.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Way too many to list here.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Kurtz from Heart of Darkness

Author Voices

September 18, 2014

Someone once told me that writing a book is a lot like building a house.
I like to build things, almost as much as I like to write, and the one thing that I learned is that if you don't have a plan, your finished product will never look how it did in your head.
In writing, I have found that is imperative that I have an outline before I start writing. I didn't do this on my first book, Clear by Fire, and boy did I pay the price.

I figured that all I had to do was take the story in my head, and put it down on paper. No need to sketch out how I was going to get there, after all I'm a writer.

How many people would take a trip to... see more

September 12, 2014

As I sit here, looking at the cool Simon and Schuster logo, I can't help but marvel at the journey it took to get here. If I had a dollar for all the times I wanted to give up, I could quit my job and write full time, but unfortunately that isn't going to happen soon.
I remember writing and editing and then writing some more, and the whole time I'm wishing that someone would just give me a chance to show what I had created. It seemed that the only thing I got was rejection, and after awhile, I started doubting that I would ever get published.

I say all of that to say this, if you have a dream, you need to be your own biggest fan. One of the... see more

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