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Burt Clinchandhill

Inspiring Novelist and Award-Winning Author

Clinchandhill was born in the Netherlands and after writing his first short stories in his youth he left his writing passion to pursue a career in photography and other career changes. After 30 years he came back with his first novel; Kursk, the tragedy of 118 men. A story based on true facts. One year later followed by 47 Hours. the true story about the shortest coup ever involving Hogo Chavez in Venezuela. His latest work, Aldaraia is a fiction adventure thriller in the best tradition of Dan Brown and Michael Crichton.

Clinchandhill about Clinchandhill

Ever since my childhood I wanted to write. Fascinated by the Edgar Allen Poe, Roald Dahl books and the Twilight Zone TV shows, in my teens I started writing short stories. Stories about the unexplainable. After a few years I gave up writing to pursue a career in photography. For decades writing kept me busy. But somehow it never happened till some 30 years later and a dozen or so other career paths when a friend of mine handed me a magazine. That magazine changed everything. In it was an article about 118 brave Russian marines that succumbed in a submarine tragedy. The story about Kursk intrigued me and I wanted to read more about it. I read every book and article about the subject I could find but still wasn’t fulfilled. There had to be more to what happened, to the story. So much was unknown or speculated. Political intrigues, secret weapons testing, personal interests, to me it had all the ingredients of a great Tom Clancy novel. But he didn’t write it. Nobody did. So I decide to dive in, research the subject for almost a year and sat down behind the laptop. The rest I guess is history.

  • 2015 - Kursk, 118 men trapped beneath the Barents Sea
  • 2016 - Kursk , the uncensored edition
  • 2017 - 2017 - 47 Hours, The fall and rise of Hugo Chavez
  • 2019 - Aldaraia, The search for the biggest secret on earth has begun

Writing

Without a doubt, my biggest passion, writing. Preferably early in the morning till noon - every day.

Reading

Who writes, reads. Reading is learning, about yourself, about others, and about writing.

Fishing

Once a year with my best friend I try to go fishing for trophy big game fish in one of the oceans.

Traveling

One of my greatest hobbies is traveling around the world to places where little men have gone before.

Photographing

Sometimes I like to go back to my roots and pick up the camera and record my thoughts in a different way.

A good movie

Next to a book, there's no other way to disappear from the world for a few hours with a good movie.