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FREE | Writing a Spy Thriller: The Wolfsberg Deception

October 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Writing a Spy Thriller- The Wolfsberg Deception
So, you want to write a thriller? Great! Join us for this entertaining dip into the premise, plot, and characters with the author, Richard Handy.

About this event

Writing a spy thriller, especially with a historical setting, can be a challenge. You want your book to be entertaining with all the chills and thrills that keep your reader turning the pages. But how do you write a plausible high-octane spy thriller with a good premise, plot, and characters? Richard Handy takes us through his experience of writing and the inspiration for his novel, The Wolfsberg Deception. He shares how real historical events, secret technology, the people, and skulduggery between Germany, Russia, and the British in Iran shaped his writing. Join us for a fascinating and entertaining dip into history, espionage, and creative writing to find out what’s going on in the world.

About Richard Handy

Richard has over thirty years of experience in academic publishing and editing. This includes authoring nearly two hundred scientific papers, book chapters, textbooks, symposium volumes, book reviews, and editing for scientific journals.

His commercial publishing experience includes setting up new imprints, commissioning volumes, e-book production for novels, paperbacks, and producing non-fiction books for other authors.

His novels include the historical spy thrillers, The Reich Device, and recently, The Wolfsberg Deception. Richard’s latest novel, Loyalty and Lunacy, a tragic love story set at the start of WWI is available now.

Handy has taught the art of writing for many years, being a qualified teacher for higher education and a professor.


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Richard Handy


  1. When will this be repeated, or is there a webinar version or audio version for download?

  2. Hi Bryan, thanks for your question. We have no information yet of whether or not this will be repeated.

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