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Membership of our Underground Knowledge global discussion group on Goodreads.com continues to climb with the number of Undergrounders  topping 10,500. It remains one of the most active and fastest-growing groups on the Amazon-owned book site for authors and readers.

 

 

The group’s aim is to encourage debates about important and under-reported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share ‘underground knowledge’. Everyone’s welcome!

You can visit the Underground Knowledge discussion group at: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge-a-discussion-group

Check out the near-limitless number of discussion threads, or, better still, have YOUR say.

And if you’re an author of alternative books YOU are invited to add YOUR books to our ‘Alternative Thinking Books’ discussion thread here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/241268?group_id=142309

 

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Membership of our Underground Knowledge global discussion group on Goodreads.com has just topped 10,000. One of the most active and fastest-growing groups on the Amazon-owned book site for authors and readers, it’s now one of the biggest as well!

 

 

The group’s aim is to encourage debates about important and under-reported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share ‘underground knowledge’. Everyone’s welcome!

You can visit the Underground Knowledge discussion group at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge-a-discussion-group

Check out the near-limitless number of discussion threads, or, better still, have YOUR say.

And if you’re an author of alternative books YOU are invited to add YOUR books to our Alternative Thinking Books discussion thread here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/241268?group_id=142309

 

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Membership of our Underground Knowledge group – one of the most active and fastest-growing groups on the Amazon-owned book site Goodreads – has now topped 8,000. New Undergrounders (members) are attracted by the topics being debated. Topics that are edgy, controversial, contentious, insightful, informative, educational and, most significantly, outside of the daily diet of mainstream (doctored) news.

 

 

Little wonder that Undergrounders are of all political and religious persuasions, come from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe, think outside the square, don’t necessarily accept what they tell us, and are insatiably hungry for the news behind the news.

Our members include award-winning authors and journalists, scientists, historians, researchers, teachers and students, surgeons and doctors, conspiracy theorists, members of the intelligence community and armed services (past and present), corporate execs and unemployed, globetrotters and homebodies – and many more.

One thing they have in common is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share underground knowledge. They resonate with the group’s aim, which is to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era.

Here’s an overview of some of the group’s discussion threads:

The U.S. Military’s OFFICIAL proposal to kill American civilians, bomb U.S. cities and hijack planes in staged terrorist attacks (Operations Northwoods/Mongoose declassified)

QUESTIONING THE HISTORICAL AUTHENTICITY OF JESUS: Were there earlier (pre-Christian) historical versions of the Jesus Christ story? And how to assess the evidence, or lack of, for the ‘Historical Jesus’?

The Opiate Epidemic

November 22, 1963. Dallas, Texas. — Investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy  

Exposing Elite pedophile rings (set the children free!)

Can we trust news media outlets?  

Evidence for scientifically advanced Ancient civilizations? 

Human guinea pigs and declassified/illegal medical experiments

Is President Trump for the common people? Or has he secretly been installed by the 1% elite?

Finding (hiding) a cure for cancer

Are aliens visiting Earth or not????

The U.S. Military Industrial Complex vs. the American People  

Banned books of the Bible

Childhood immunizations — Are vaccines for kids as safe as Big Pharma claims they are?

Book of Genesis – not an original document?

Was 9/11 a false flag attack and ‘Inside Job’? (POLL: 50% of you say YES)  

Conspiring to quash alternative medicines

The brain’s potential IS the human potential  

Sleep-learning (aka hypnopaedia)

Operation Paperclip / Project Paperclip declassified (The U.S./Nazi post-WW2 collaboration)  

Dangerous drugs Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know about

War against the homeless (and brainstorming solutions to house the homeless)  

Modern fascism (in our governments!)

James Morcan’s rant against Holocaust Deniers 

MK-Ultra (the CIA’s declassified mind control program)

A glimpse of the future? (star towers, free energy, revolutionary medicine, Space colonization, technology to reverse global warming & other scientific inventions to come?)  

Universal income (aka Basic Income)

Operation Mockingbird declassified (How America’s Most Powerful News Media Spread Propaganda for the CIA)  

Princess Diana: Accidental death or murder? (POLL: 58% of you say MURDER) 

J.D. Salinger’s pandora’s box  

The Monster Study

Whistleblowers in the Underground  

What is “underground knowledge” and why is it important? 

 

To view all the discussion threads, or better still to have YOUR say, come visit the Underground Knowledge group at: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge-a-discussion-group

 

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Amazon recently invited us to write about our lives as independent, or indie, authors. To be fair, they extended the invitation to all indie authors whose work is self-published via KDP, or Kindle Direct Publishing, and via CreateSpace, Amazon’s print publishing arm. However, vain as we are, we prefer to consider it an exclusive invitation.

Like most indie authors, we need little excuse to talk about our work, or ourselves for that matter, so here goes.

We are Lance and James Morcan, a New Zealand father-and-son writing team. Lance resides in New Zealand while James is based in Sydney, Australia. Together, we’ve co-authored and self-published more than 20 novels and non-fiction books – all under the banner of our publishing company Sterling Gate Books and all exclusive to Amazon.

 

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Lance and James…the Morcan writing team.

 

We are also screenwriters and have put several adaptations of our novels into development as feature films with our production company Morcan Motion Pictures. These include our international thrillers Silent Fear and The Ninth Orphan, and our historical adventures Fiji, White Spirit and Into the Americas.

Our other novels comprise The Orphan Factory, The Orphan Uprising and World Odyssey. Screenplay adaptations of these are also planned.

Our journeys as indie authors began over a decade ago when we co-wrote our first novels, The Ninth Orphan and Fiji. After receiving countless rejections from London and New York publishers, we decided to put our destiny into our own hands and form our own publishing company. That was in 2011, and it was a smart move. We recommend this course of action to all authors who may be struggling to get noticed.

We spent months researching the best online publishing platform for our work. After considering all the options, we arrived at the resounding conclusion there was, and is, only one platform worth considering – and that’s Amazon.

Why? Well, check out Amazon’s global market share for starters. Its book marketing platform is unrivaled. They’ve cornered the self-publishing market.

Not convinced? Compare Amazon and its DIY print business CreateSpace with other major players such as Lulu, Smashwords, AuthorHouse and Blurb. There’s no comparison.

And then there’s Amazon’s KDP Select (KDPS), which, in a nutshell, requires exclusivity of authors for their eBooks. We opted to commit to KDPS. It’s a decision we’ve never regretted.

The global reach, higher royalties, Kindle Countdown Deals, free promotions and commissions for book borrows (through Kindle Unlimited) were what most attracted us. However, the full benefits of enrolling with KDPS are too many to list here. If you’re interested, Google “benefits of KDP Select” and scan some of the 1,000 plus entries.

Our first experience with a Kindle book set the pattern for us. Following a seven-day freebie, or free promotion, our thriller The Ninth Orphan achieved the #1 ranking, albeit briefly, in the Spy genre on Amazon.com and Amazon UK during the period December 2011 to January 2012. Not bad for first-time, unknown authors from Down Under!

 

The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy Book 1) 

A former #1 bestseller.

 

Writing and brainstorming ideas some 1300 miles apart, separated as we are by the Tasman Sea, aka the Ditch, does present its problems even in this modern era. Unreliable Skype connections, mislaid emails and occasionally faulty WattsApp telephone conferences aside, we get by.

And then there’s the inevitable creative differences. These are accentuated no doubt by the father-son relationship and by the generation gap. However, we view these differences as strengths rather than weaknesses. We are our own toughest critics; we keep each other honest as writers, which helps maintain high standards, and we collectively understand what readers from our respective generations are looking for. That’s the theory anyway. It seems to work!

It seems to work for other father-son writing teams, too. Just last month, bestselling author Stephen King and son Owen King released Sleeping Beauties in what’s described as a “spectacular father/son collaboration.” This supernatural thriller, incidentally, is selling as a Kindle ebook, hardcover and paperback on, you guessed it, Amazon.

                                                                                           

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Another father-son collaboration.

 

Our non-fiction books include The Orphan Conspiracies, which highlights and expands on the 29 conspiracy theories covered in our international thriller series The Orphan Trilogy.

Perhaps our most controversial book is also our latest non-fiction book, Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide. It’s controversial because it has attracted the ire of Holocaust deniers and so-called revisionists, and has even prompted the publication of books whose sole aim is to denigrate our book.

 

DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide                                                                      Book ridicules the deniers.

 

With a foreword by Holocaust survivor Hetty E. Verolme (author of The Children’s House of Belsen), Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories was written in close consultation with Holocaust survivors and World War Two historians. Its message, we believe, is important because the spectre of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head again.

We have published seven books so far in our Underground Knowledge Series – the most popular being Genius Intelligence, Underground Bases and The Catcher in the Rye Enigma.

The above-mentioned series gave rise to the Underground Knowledge discussion group on Goodreads.com. Designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era, it’s one of the fastest-growing groups on that Amazon-owned site. The group’s link is https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group  

In addition, we have secured 24 foreign rights agreements for the translation of our books into Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Afrikaans, Norwegian and Dutch with more contracts pending. These are available across a wide number of retailers internationally, including Amazon.

Our current focus is on our new release crime-thriller Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes), which was launched as a paperback on Amazon just a week ago. The Kindle eBook version is available via Amazon Pre-orders and will be auto-delivered to buyers’ Kindles on October 31st.

 

Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes)

In Silent Fear, Scotland Yard detective Valerie Crowther is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at a university for the deaf in London, England. The murder investigation coincides with a deadly flu virus outbreak, resulting in the university being quarantined from the outside world. When more deaf students are murdered, it becomes clear there is a serial killer operating within the sealed-off university. A chilling cat-and-mouse game evolves as the unknown killer targets Valerie and the virus claims more lives. 

The Amazon link for Silent Fear is: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HRYTVC/   

 

Dedicated to the many millions of deaf people around the world, Silent Fear was inspired by the murders of several deaf students at Gallaudet University, one of the world’s most prestigious learning institutions for the deaf, in Washington, D.C.

A decade in the making, it was written under the guidance of leading deaf filmmaker Brent Macpherson whose commentary on the unique aspects of deaf culture the story covers appears at the end of the book. Together, the Morcans and Macpherson are developing a feature film adaptation of Silent Fear.

A film trailer promoting the book and planned film can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8bv1vbQxYo

We have also set up Silent World, a new Goodreads discussion group, to promote the book at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/237556-silent-world-a-discussion-group

A final word for any new or would-be authors out there who may feel daunted at the prospect of having to find a home for their book after having shed blood, sweat and tears, over months or possibly years, and who are wondering what the hell to do next. Do your due diligence, of course, and don’t take our word for it, but we recommend the following course of action based on our personal experience.

Take control of your destiny and self-publish. If literary agents and publishing company editors don’t recognise your literary gem or masterpiece, that doesn’t automatically mean readers won’t resonate with it. However, readers won’t be able to respond or resonate if your manuscript remains hidden.

Consider Amazon as your first choice publishing platform, take the bull by the horns and become a KDP Select author. It worked for us!

Lance & James Morcan

 

Author profiles for Lance and James: https://www.amazon.com/Lance-Morcan/e/B005ET3ZUO/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_2https://www.amazon.com/James-Morcan/e/B005EPOU48/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

 

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Hot topics being aired this week in our Underground Knowledge group on Goodreads include JFK’s assassination, Jesus Christ, the Deep State, aliens, banksters, Bilderberg, spin doctors and so much more.

 

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November 22, 1963. Dallas, Texas

 

As membership of our global discussion group nudges 5,950 (making this one of the fastest-growing groups on Goodreads) the volume of, and participation in, discussion threads grows accordingly. No topic is off limits and all viewpoints are welcome.

Here’s an overview of recent discussions with links to the threads:

Investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1962467-november-22-1963-dallas-texas—-investigating-the-assassination-of

Earlier historical versions of Jesus Christ?  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2246325-earlier-historical-versions-of-jesus-christ?page=1

Are aliens visiting Earth or not????  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1966591-are-aliens-visiting-earth-or-not?page=1

Banksters swindling the Congo  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/17972104-banksters-swindling-the-congo?comment=169324129#comment_169324129

Deep State (aka the state within the state aka the shadow government)  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/17526402-deep-state-aka-the-state-within-the-state-aka-the-shadow-government?comment=169295972#comment_169295972

Where do you guys get your daily news from?  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/12074389-where-do-you-guys-get-your-daily-news-from?comment=169251412#comment_169251412

The First World versus the Third World  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1958459-the-first-world-versus-the-third-world?comment=169240534#comment_169240534

American Bilderbergers & The Logan Act  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1954020-american-bilderbergers-the-logan-act?comment=169236809#comment_169236809

Is President Trump for the common people? Or has he secretly been installed by the 1% elite?  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18333157-is-president-trump-for-the-common-people-or-has-he-secretly-been-instal?page=1

 

To view all comments, or better still to have YOUR say, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18630809-is-zero-a-number?page=1

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The Underground Knowledge discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind, an interest in the world we live in and a desire to learn or share “underground knowledge”.

  

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The following is a list of hot topics being discussed this week in our Underground Knowledge group on Goodreads. As you can see, they range from 9/11 and secret methods for increasing IQ to fringe science, vaccinations and aliens — and just about everything in between!

Topics and links to the discussion threads:

False flag operations > Was 9/11 a false flag attack and ‘Inside Job’? (POLL: 50% of you say YES) https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2071995-was-9-11-a-false-flag-attack-and-inside-job-poll-50-of-you-say-yes?page=1

Fringe science > Evidence for scientifically advanced Ancient civilizations?  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2097990-evidence-for-scientifically-advanced-ancient-civilizations?page=1

Secret methods to increase IQ > Ambidexterity  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2104068-ambidexterity?page=1

UFOs / ETs / Area 51 / Roswell > Are aliens visiting Earth or not???? https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1966591-are-aliens-visiting-earth-or-not?page=1

Fringe science > Weather modification, HAARP, manufactured earthquakes & directed energy weapons https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1955376-weather-modification-haarp-manufactured-earthquakes-directed-energy?comment=169026685#comment_169026685

Medical Industrial Complex > Childhood immunizations — Are vaccines for kids as safe as Big Pharma claims they are? https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2270994-childhood-immunizations—-are-vaccines-for-kids-as-safe-as-big-pharma

Mind control > MK-Ultra (the CIA’s declassified mind control program) https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1953980-mk-ultra-the-cia-s-declassified-mind-control-program

books on the Underground Knowledge group’s bookshelves https://www.goodreads.com/group/bookshelf/142309-underground-knowledge-a-discussion-group?shelf=read

New Members: Introduce yourselves here > https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1953958-new-members-introduce-yourselves-here

Underground Knowledge — A discussion group > What it’s all about. https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge-a-discussion-group

New members welcome!

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We invite authors to promote their Alternative thinking books free of charge in our burgeoning Underground Knowledge discussion group on Goodreads. The group achieved a milestone recently when membership topped 5,000 ‘Undergrounders’ (members) worldwide! (See our previous blog post).

 

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To check out the titles listed in our Alternative thinking books thread, or better still to post YOUR book, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/241268?group_id=142309

Our members include award-winning authors and bestselling authors whose titles make for engrossing reading…

 

Here are some of the authors who are Underground Knowledge members and who have each written books which in my opinion are all profound in their own way:

Holocaust survivor Peter Kubicek is an author I recommend to all those interested in history, WW2 and human nature https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… Peter has written one of the most powerful yet concise Holocaust memoirs I have ever read titled Memories of Evil: Recalling a World War II Childhood.

Sibel Edmonds (AKA ‘The most classified woman in U.S. history’) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… Sibel has written some brilliant whistleblowing books, both in non-fiction and fiction, and is one fearless woman.

Award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize nominated author Gerald Posner: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… Gerald’s recently published God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican is well worth a read.

Former journalist and military veteran Martin Roy Hill is the prolific and award-winning author of thrillers & sci-fi: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

Educational researcher Tony Sunderland has just released a new book (published by Vivid Publishing) titled A Crisis of Faith (The battle of beliefs between the Christian Church and Gnosticism) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

Hetty Verolme is another Holocaust survivor with an astonishing true survival story https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… She tells the Holocaust from a different perspective, having been placed by the Nazis in the “Children’s House” in the Belsen Concentration Camp and forced to become a mother to younger children while still a young teenager herself.

Boston-based philosopher Arthur D. Schwartz has written a non-fiction book for radical thinking titled Ethical Empowerment: Virtue Beyond the Paradigms: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1

British author/poet (and honorary Undergrounder!) Harry Whitewolf: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… Harry’s book The Road To Purification: Hustlers, Hassles & Hash is one of my favorite books. Also highly recommend Matrix Visions which reveals the hidden ancient symbolism believed to be used by the global elite…

Rupert Dreyfus is a fairly new novelist on the scene who is garnering some attention and who the Morning Star called “an authentic and vital writer”. Rupert is a rebel who takes cynical swipes at the establishment at every opportunity! https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

New Zealand author Ian J. Miller is a semi-retired chemist which gives him an obvious advantage when writing all his science fiction books… https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

J.J. Mainor is another sci-fi author you may like to check out – his book the USS Krakowski is about an “alien drone ship”… https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2

English journalist, traveller and climate-change researcher Mike Robbins has a series of fiction and non-fiction books out including his latest release Such Little Accident: British Democracy and Its Enemies: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

UCLA fiction writing teacher Tantra Bensko has some intriguing neo-noir and psychological suspense novels available: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

Nik Krasno fled his native Soviet Union and immigrated to Israel where he became a lawyer and author. Check out his exciting ‘Oligarch series’ which is partly based on real corruption and crime in the former USSR and modern-day Russia: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

Bruce R. Fenton is currently stirring things up: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… Bruce has written a controversial new book (with a foreword by Graham Hancock) that challenges commonly accepted theories on human origins – it’s titled The Forgotten Exodus: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution.

Donald Jeffries is the author of the best-seller “Hidden History: An Expose of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies and Cover-Ups in American Politics”. His second nonfiction book, “Survival of the Richest,” was recently published https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

American author Gregory Ness is a technologist who writes about ancient history and theology/spirituality blended with the history of science… https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

And finally, there’s my co-writer Lance Morcan and myself and our non-fiction series (7 books so far and counting) aptly titled Underground Knowledge: https://www.goodreads.com/series/1425… This series discloses more than a few secrets, if I do say so myself!

Lastly, if you’re still unsure what the hell this group is all about, then have a read of this intro post: What is “underground knowledge” and why is it important? https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/

 

Be seein’ you in the Underground…

James

 

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