A native Californian, I attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and San Francisco State University, where I was granted several writing scholarships and a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing. Since then, I have spent my life writing, teaching, and traveling the world. I have taught at the University of Hawaii, Hunter College, New York University, and the Sorbonne. I’ve lived and worked in Buenos Aires, Paris, Rome, London, Bombay, Bangkok, Tokyo, and New York. I am a recipient of The Joseph Henry Jackson Award in Literature, and served for several years on the Fiction Award Committee of the National Endowment for The Arts in Washington.
Aside from numerous short stories, magazine articles, and book reviews, I have published three novels. My first, THE RAP, was published in hard cover by Atheneum. It was a Dual Main Selection with Book of the Month Club, went into two editions as a mass market paperback, and was published in several foreign languages. It was made into a feature film entitled FASTWALKING, starring James Woods. My second novel, SELENA, was also published by Atheneum. It was a Main Selection at Literary Guild and a mass market paperback with Signet here and Granada in England. It was purchased by Twentieth Century Fox. My third novel, The ALAMO TREE, was published by Simon & Schuster and was a featured selection at Literary Guild. In addition, I have written two film scripts, THE DRESSING OF THE DEAD for writer/producer George Gonneau, and THE NORTHMEN for producer Jeff Goldman.
My prison novel THE RAP was recently republished on by Little Machines Press/Roots Digital and is now available for purchase at Amazon/Kindle: http://amzn.to/1E2N6Im . My novel SELENA was republished this year and is available at: http://amzn.to/1JGHkNo. For more information, you can visit my website at: http://www.ernestbrawley.net/ My new novel, BLOOD MOON, will be published shortly by Roots Digital Media. At present I am working on a film script entitled JIHADI JOE. Logline:
A US Army sergeant of Arab ancestry defies impossible odds to infiltrate ISIS, bring down an infamous, charismatic leader named Jihadi Joe, prevent a dirty bomb attack on an American city, and save the woman he loves from slavery.