My Writing

Closed Doors, a Trilogy features a novella and two short stories.

Rich Weatherly’s book, Closed Door, A Trilogy – on 

Closed Doors, a TrilogyAmazon Kindle! Also available in paperback.

Closed Doors opens with a novella, Toxic Situations. A break-in at an Atlanta, Georgia laboratory results in the theft of avian flu virus capsules by organized crime figures and an investigation by the CDC.

CDC investigators pursue suspects on a trail from Atlanta to Sydney, Australia. Protagonists for the novella and short stories are named Craig. Craig Jr. is featured in the novella, Toxic Situations. A paper by Dr. J.J. Brown who has specialized in viral oncology, was the primary source of inspiration for Toxic Situations.

Toxic Situations is followed by two short story prequels: Family Secrets and Thrills at the Esplanade Cinema. These short stories are set in north Texas.

Each story has ties to the Craig Wells family.

Quote by Editor, Erin Potter

“Wonderful story! Like the others, well written with well chosen words and description that leaps off the page. I felt involved in the stories and wanted more.”

Quote from friend, author and blogger, Sandy Coelho

“Reader’s will be treated to a vivid compelling story with Toxic Situations. Your writing is engaging; it launches the reader into the story and takes them on a fast-paced thrill ride. I think anyone searching for absorbing, lyrical prose will love this collection.”

Quote from Dr. J.J. Brown, geneticist with specialization in viral oncology

“… Wonderful to see that your new book is coming out soon. It’s a great story on a vital issue. The cover is perfect for the story, well done!”

Here’s a final quote from Belinda Witzenhausen
Freelance Writer, Editor, Artist, Consultant and Creativity Coach

“After reading Rich Weatherly’s “Closed Doors: A Trilogy”, I am convinced that he is an extremely talented writer who has some fascinating stories to tell. His ability to craft interesting characters and intrigue you with compelling plots while maintaining such a high standard of writing throughout, is brilliant and the mark of a true storyteller.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read his future work; he definitely has a fan in me.”

Excerpt from the novella, Toxic Situations:

The Atlanta PD’s armored tactical vehicle slowed to a stop within a few hundred feet of the Global Traders, Inc. warehouse. Earlier, members of the SWAT team studied models of the grounds and layout of the facility to plan their entry. Every action had been rehearsed. Snipers deployed. It was time to move out.

The soft yellow glow of sodium vapor lamps washed across the back entrance to the dock. All was silent except for the roar of jets taking off at the airport and an occasional siren in the distance.

Using bolt cutters, a team member cut the chain securing the gate into the dock area. The gate swung forward. A caterpillar of armed and armored SWAT team members shuffled along in a single file approach. When they turned around the south corner of the building all hell broke loose.

In an instant, the entrance to the building morphed from a solid structure to a brilliant fireball. The deafening roar and concussion that followed forced them to the pavement.

Interview by S.L. Coelho


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38 responses to “My Writing

  1. I like this very much! Good job, Rich! I wouldn’t expect anything less from you. Keep your light shining!

  2. Hi Rich, Wonderful to see that your new book is coming out soon. It’s a great story on a vital issue. The cover is perfect for the story, well done!

    • Thank you!
      I’m honored you say so and want folks to understand that your paper on potential risk with laboratory research into viruses was the primary reason for me writing, Toxic Situations.

      Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors!

  3. I loved this Richard, wishing you all the best. I loved your poems too 🙂

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  5. Mary Hyatt

    Looks like an interesting book. I want an autographed copy of the first edition.

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  8. It’s great to see Closed Doors out there at last. Congratulations, Rich. It’s an intriguing mix of stories and I really hope it does well for you. I’m looking forward to reading my copy. 🙂

  9. Sounds like a very intriguing read indeed. With luck, I might be able to attend the Poetry event this Saturday.

  10. Got it on iBooks! 🙂 Can’t wait to read it!

  11. Congrats Rich, I am so happy for you. This is an incredible Trilogy and such hot topics today too. Your writing is so incredible you open it, start and within two sentences you’re hooked. That’s it. You’re reading the book until you’re done with it. Great Job, and I’m just so happy for you!!!

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  13. Will be posting a review in the next few days. All three stories are well crafted. My favorite is Toxic Situations. Why? The dialog moved the story along at an excellent pace. I just finished reading “Beware of the Jabberwock” which was overencumbered with descriptions. Richard provided just enough scenery description for the reader. A job well done. My faith in action thrillers has been reaffirmend. Thank you.

  14. Toxic Situations looks so good. Great excerpt!

  15. Great excerpt, Rich. Made me put it on my wish list.

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  17. Rich, you know I am someone who supports all of the arts, well I love your art, the book was amazing! You took me through a thriller and I travel through to stories. Here is my review check it out..

  18. Thanks Doris! I hope so too 🙂

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