Be resilient, assertive and recalcitrant in a male dominated society. “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle”. Gloria Steinem
Find Inspiration in the “J Team Series”
Don’t live a life of fear. Regain control as so many other women have.
Wyoming Secrets, 30,000 Secrets, Santa Barbara Secrets and the “J” Team Series are inspirational novels which embolden and motivate women who feel overwhelmed by the threat of violence in their lives.
McCormick’s female characters personify his students who have captured courage and changed their lives.
View McCormick’s interview with British Columbia’s CFJC Midday Host/Anchor Tanya Cronin September 2018, where he discusses “30,000 Secrets”, his passion for helping women overwhelmed with violence in their lives through the female characters in his novels. All the women are martial artists and struggle with human dilemmas. Their relationship successes and failures are situations to which we can all relate. Last year two British Columbia women’s resource groups received 100% of the sales of his novels. CFJC’s Tanya Cronin’s interview with Jonathan McCormick
Do you ever ask yourself why you don’t have the power to make decisions which could change your life? Often the solution is viewing a Hollywood adaptation of an extreme case of convictions. Watch these seniors’ reaction to an attempted robbery.
The novels’ inspiration develops through Rebecca, Elisabeth and Jessica who experience violence both in their professional and person lives. The agents’ physical and emotional responses to antagonists draw the reader to the protagonists’ techniques and style used to overcome adversity. Girlfriend conversations over Long Necks and burgers at Casandra’s draws light on their shared problems socializing with male dates and colleagues.
British Columbia’s CFJC’s Susan Engle interviews McCormick regarding his first novel, “Wyoming Secrets”. October 2017, McCormick explains that “Wyoming Secrets” is a suspense thriller with a plot that moves through North Africa, London England, Washington, D.C. Arizona and Wyoming. Holt Renfrew’s champagne fashion review,Whistler’s Araxi, Toronto’s Revival and the collision of careers and personal agendas shape characters with emotional substance and develop the quirky psychology of political dissidents.
“Wyoming Secrets” embraces sex, love, mystery, suspense, and martial arts and blends them with a well-researched plot to locate and eliminate Christians for a Better America, (CFBA)…..well organized, disgruntled, right wing political misfits being trained by Middle Eastern assassins on Arizona and New Mexico reservations.
Cuisine and fashion enhance readers’ identification with the protagonists as the agents dine in some of the country’s finest restaurants and shop at Nordstrom in Denver/Vancouver, BC., Toronto’s Holt Renfrew and specialty boutiques from coast to coast.
University Educator praises McCormick’s writing.
“Jonathan McCormick has just released his second book in the J-Team series. It is called 30,000 Secrets. It totally rocks. McCormick’s books (the first being Wyoming Secrets) take the side of women as heroes/heroines and enables women with strategies and tactics to help themselves with self-defense maneuvers. A black belt in a number of self-defense arts, McCormick donates a portion of his books to support abused women. If you like a team of good gals against the contemporary ills of the world then this is the book for you. If you dig Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter, Tess Gerritsen, Andrew Vachss, Patricia Cornwell, John Connolly, Elizabeth George, or David Morrell, you want to add McCormick to your reading list.”
Les Wiseman Royal Roads University
Wiseman is the 2017 recipient of the Associate Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence from the School of Communication and Culture (SCC) for his teaching in the RRU Bachelor of Professional Communications program.
“In 30,000 Secrets, a genre novel by Jonathan McCormick, we are presented with a taut and captivating thriller that travels the lengths of the world and the depths of the human heart as it works to clear the convoluted plot.
The title for the novel seems to this reader to be a key to expectations, signaling a sense of mysteries and hesitancies, of the importance of what is said and what is unsaid. The overall design of the book is professional.
It features an interior layout that is clean and clear with text design on each page that is readable and crisp. Also, the cover image for the book has the gloss of a political thriller but with perhaps too much of the wedged title elements interposed.
The characters here are fully realized, vivid and alive, and often do surprising things – or do / say things that are very human, which can be rare. I especially like Jessica. In short, she is a well-developed character, fully realized on the page with a plausible sensibility in an increasingly tragic and complex world.
The chapters are nicely paced, with enough meat to make them satisfying but not so ponderous as to make it difficult to keep track of the narrative as it develops.
In fiction, so much of the pacing comes from the deployment of the chapters, how they build the suspense or momentum of the narrative arc, and in this case things move along in a compelling manner.”
McCormick donates 100% of the “J” Team sales to women’s resource centers, domestic and sexual assault survivors groups.
Women’s Resource Staff and Clients.
100 Mile Free Press
Author pens first novel
Author Jonathon McCormick writes first suspense novel
Writing has always been more than just a hobby for Jonathan McCormick.
With a background in martial arts and as a law-enforcement trainer, the former United States Marine has penned many articles for publications, such as the law enforcement periodicals,Blue Line,Twenty-Four-Seven, and the Canadian Firearms Journal. He was also the security columnist for the Vancouver Province newspaper.
When he decided to write his first novel, “Wyoming Secrets”, it was natural the story is set in a world that he knows so well.
The suspense thriller follows Secret Service investigator Jessica Fukishura and her hand-picked team of cow hand agent Rebecca Simpson, former Delta agent Jackson Pennington, North African Al-Qaeda fighter Jason Spencer and former junior high computer science teacher and hacker Elisabeth Peltowski on assignment in trendy spots all over the world. McCormick tells his story through a plot seeped in suspense, mystery, love, sex and martial arts.
“Wyoming Secrets” was published on Jan. 28, 2012 and already it’s destined to become part of a series called “J” Team Novels. The second of the series, “30,000 Secrets”, is due to come out in February 2017.
The series’ target reading audience is women aged 21 years and over, but the reading demographics is fifty percent male.
“I’ve used personal background for the book, including martial arts, education, military and shooting.”
The book is available from Amazon.ca.