Pen & Globe

Our Way of Life

Click here for PDF version   a short story by Kirk Wolcott   “You want me to kill more kids?” “Yes.” “That’s crazy. Why would I kill more? I don’t understand.” “What’s not to understand? You already killed six today. Now kill six more.” Anthony Theodore Zirk digs at a zit on his chin. Cinched-tight […]

Read More

YEAR OF READING PLEASURABLY

Happy New Year! Another plague-ridden year for the world meant another ideal one for page-turning pursuits. My Goodreads account tells me I finished 21 books in 2021, the majority novels and several published during the calendar year. Joining the “best of” lists making the rounds, please find below my favorite books read over the past […]

Read More

A “Simple” Summer Sale

Just in time for your summer reading pleasure, from now until the end of July my first novel A Simple Game is available for only $1.99! You can read my international thriller about a group of terrorists who try to hold the world hostage by systematically killing our biggest sports stars any number of ways – […]

Read More

It’s Your Money (and Mine)!

So, we’ve gone and done it again. We just topped ourselves as a species for spending cash on various ways to kill each other. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), global military spending in 2016 rose for the second consecutive year to $1.7 trillion. In case that number doesn’t mean much to […]

Read More

My Maserati does 185!

Nope, not really…not yet, anyway. But I did grab your attention (with a nod to Joe Walsh). Now that I’ve got it, let’s have a motivational talk. Seems the older I get, the harder it gets to keep motivated. Part of it, I know (even if I hate to accept it), is I’m getting older: […]

Read More

See You in Court!

Past month or so got you down? Want to escape from it all? Feel like getting lost in someone else’s problems bigger than your own? William Landay’s powerful courtroom page-turner Defending Jacob might just be the cure for you. The Case: Assistant district attorney Andy Barber heads a high-profile murder trial of a brutally slain teen-aged […]

Read More

Seeing Red!

Kirk

01/15/2017

Sports

1 Comment

Like Dr. Frankenstein sparking his infamous monster to life, I feel compelled to revive the long-buried sportswriter inside me, at least for a day. And what, you ask, necessitates this radical resurrection? The greatest creature of them all: Manchester United vs. Liverpool! Okay, so it’s only a football/soccer match. And we’ve got Syria and ISIL […]

Read More

A “Fall” Worth Taking!

One measure of any great thriller, I think, is its ability to keep you gripped and guessing until the very end. Or, in this case, until right “Before the Fall.” Noah Hawley’s edgy and absorbing 2016 novel tells the story of a private plane full of rich passengers that crashes off the coast of Martha’s […]

Read More

And Action!

Like a Hollywood agent sending an aspiring actor out on his first cattle call, I just entered my novel “A Simple Game” in a contest designed to uncover the next blockbuster movie or TV show. The 3rd annual Book Pipeline Competition aims to “deliver unique, compelling stories to the industry – with the specific intent […]

Read More

Time of Our Lives

Happy New Year to all! I hope you were able to ring in 2017 in style last night. Many, I know, were only too happy to leave 2016 behind. As long as I can remember, never have I heard so many people say “good riddance” to a calendar year. Whether it was the brutal war […]

Read More

Kirk Wolcott’s First Novel

  • Politics, terrorism, and sports collide in this riveting debut novel by American diplomat and former sportswriter Kirk Wolcott, prompting a crucial question for our time: How far is too far when trying to change the world?

Add “A Simple Game” to Your Goodreads Bookshelf

A Simple Game

Follow me on Twitter