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Up Close and Personal with Gordon Hooper, author of ‘Alex & Katija’




Alex and Katija are quite the pair. Selfish, cruel, greedy, sleazy and violent—why, the negative adjectives could easily fill a small volume of their own. Over the top, always offensive and never politically correct—their sole redeeming quality is, they are not child molesters.

Alex is heir and owner of the Holstein Private Investigation Agency, located in Stockholm, Sweden. While he is the agency’s brains, Katija provides the brawn, as resident henchwoman. Their setup is sweet, with a never-ending supply of clients appearing at their doorstep and asking for help, only to be swindled out of their money, robbed, or beaten, and then sent on their way. Except some who, wrapped in chains, are dumped into the murky waters of nearby Nybro Viken.

Alex and Katija fight the natural as well as the supernatural—the only thing they really dread is the horrors of gainful employment. This threat is ever present as their finances are chronically atrocious, usually due to the black vacuum of the weekend, with all its powders and pills.

Their cases take them across the globe—so beware! There is NOWHERE to hide.





The thing about me is that I ….. love politically incorrect humor.

When I first get up in the morning, I ….. indulge my two main vices, tobacco and nicotine, then turn my stereo up to 11 and then get writing (on a good writing day, that is).

The most important thing in my life is ….. making it as a writer. To hell with family and friends!

I love to travel to ….. South America. I’ve done a full year of backpacking across that fantastic continent, and I’d love to do one more.

In my spare time, I ….. Work out, lifting weights and running. I’m not an athlete or anything, just to keep the beer gut in check. I sorely miss my teenage metabolism.

One thing I learned about life was ….. is that it’s short and can end at any time. My dad died in March last year, and it really spurred me on to achieve what I have always wanted to do.

The sole mission I am on this earth is to ….. write. I thought I already made that perfectly clear?!

One little known fact about me that might surprise you is ….. That I have two major scars on my body. The “first meeting with the opposite sex” scar is located to the side of my left eye. The second, the “gay” scar is located on my left butt cheek.

My favorite time of day is ….. whenever work ends.

I love to write about … Humor, travel and action.

The most difficult aspect about writing is ….. Finding the time to write whilst juggling a day job etc. It is hard to get into the zone and achieve flow when you only have an hour here and there, or if you are tired after work.

My most favorite aspect about writing is …..  that I get to be creative. I am rubbish at drawing, playing instruments, singing etc. It is weird, sometimes when I achieve flow it’s like someone else is doing the writing and I just watch my fingers dance over the keyboard. Maybe I’m possessed? The daemon/ghost better not get any ideas about getting a share of the royalties, however!

When I became a published author for the first time, I ….. frantically kept checking amazon.com like the book would take off to the moon on its first day.

The inspiration behind my book comes from ….. Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Edmund BlackAdder, Hunter S. Thompson and Confederacy of Dunces. Also, from my many travels.

The most asked question about my book is ….. Who is this person based upon? Is it him/her?


Gordon Hooper is the author of “Alex and Katija, High and Mighty.” It was published on Amazon.com, November 6 2012, courtesy of Seattle publisher New Libri Press.

One could tell his life’s story with a poem:

Born by gypsies
Raised by wolves
Schooled by fools
Employed by cretins
Scooped up by Libri

Highly inaccurate and somewhat irrelevant prose, yes yes I know – what are you, my mother?
But when has truth, that dull ignoramus, ever been able to measure up to a well-crafted lie?
Most of his work is created solely to make people laugh, or at the very least smile. He tries to be offensive as often as humanly possible.
When not – then he is most likely being semi-blackmailed by his publisher, who has a hell of a job in keeping us all out of jail and preventing the premises of New Libri Press from being torched.
Contrary to his wishes he currently resides in the depressing little freeze box of Stockholm, Sweden.
He was born on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain in 1977, but was imported to the frigid shores of Sweden at the tender age of two.
He is currently working on the sequel “Alex and Katija, The terrible Two.”
For more warping of morals, bending of truths and breaking of laws – enter the electronic vortex via the portal below.

Alex and Katja is his first published book. You can visit Gordon Hooper’s website atwww.gordon-hooper.com.




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