Sometimes a media personality, a TV show or a movie just catches on. When he, she, or it does so, books inevitably follow. Here are the ones I’ve been fortunate enough to have written.
Hollywood Hulk Hogan (2003) was a New York Times Bestseller. It’s a memoir encompassing Hulk Hogan’s life and wrestling career from his boyhood in Tampa through his return to the WWE. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, was (and is, I trust) a generous and down-to-earth guy whose company I thoroughly enjoyed.
Ghost Hunting: True Stories of Unexplained Phenomena from the Atlantic Paranormal Society (2007) chronicles the exploits of Hawes and Wilson, SYFY’s Ghost Hunters. If you watch the TV show, you know what these guys are like. As dedicated as they are to making the study of the paranormal an accepted field of inquiry, they’re not above playing a prank or two–as at the Stanley Hotel, when they built up static electric charges on the carpet and ran around giving each other shocks.
Tomb Raider Tech Manual (2001) describes the gear, gadgets, and gravel-spitting vehicles that Lara Croft has at her fingertips. The fun thing about this book is that it’s written as if it were an extended conversation between Lara and her tech-meister, which makes it a story in itself.