Bikers writing books? Good books? Really? Yes, it’s true!
Let’s try a little word association. What comes to mind when I say “BIKER?” Well, most would probably answer with a stereotypical description of a large, uneducated, bearded man riding a Harley-Davidson and raising all kinds of hell while not being able to sign his name on his paperwork with his parole officer.
Believe it or not, there are “bikers” out there who are authors, and fiction authors at that. Some names you probably would recognize from television or the media such as Sonny Barger who has just finished up filming a movie based off of his latest book or Edward Winterhalder, who just released his 4th book in his “Biker’s Stories” series. Both of these guys have written several books, some fiction and some non-fiction, and are all great reads.
Sure, there are plenty of tell-all books written by folks who have supposedly “infiltrated outlaw biker gangs” but I wouldn’t go so far as to call them biker authors, and it’s always the same old rehashed story, over and over and over.
Then you have the lesser known biker authors, and I don’t mean that in a condescending way, but these guys aren’t exactly household names. Guys such as Iain Parke who has authored a series of three books entitled “The Brethern Trilogy” which have received great reviews on Amazon.com.
So, the next time you see a biker riding down the road, don’t always assume he’s a criminal, he could actually be an author!
Max L. Billington is the author of “The Libertines Motorcycle Club” series currently available at Amazon.com.