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John Aalborg, aka "Mo'hammer" -- no TV interviews, no public book signings, no letters and pleas to book publishers. His book-length work, however, is anything but neutral or fugitive, and, like Elmore Leonard, "I leave out the parts readers would skip." Aalborg is a no-nonsense, card-carrying member of the working class, and his novels are hard-boiled page-turners. His girlfriend, Cheater, calls his ever-present notebooks "splurt books", but after the notes are pounded into the keyboard you can taste them.
Aalborg has spent his life working jobs rich in personal experience -- all the while jotting down those experiences in notebooks or on legal pads. Three years living off the German black market (culminating in his being deported back to the USA); five years as a licensed locksmith in the City of Miami, where many of his less ethical assignments were for law enforcement; five years as an EMT for a rural Florida hospital and ambulance crew; many more years driving OTR (interstate) for long-haul trucking companies; and winter respites from the road by working the graveyard shift at local fuel-stops on exits off I-10, where he packed a gun and took care of his own law enforcement. The result for the reader is a page-turning entry into worlds rarely seen. His native genre: literary pulp fiction.
John Aalborg has been published in NEWSWEEK, COSMOPOLITAN, and numerous trucking magazines. His "Axel McKay" radio plays were sponsored by Ford and Caterpillar, and aired coast-to-coast on the WLAC Nashville Network. In recent years he has been transcribing novels to disc, manuscripts hand-written on the road. The conversions completed so far include four mainstream novels and a collection of short stories. There is also a small book of meditations sure to uplift the depressed and infuriate the proud. As the legal administrator and confidant of this reclusive author, I have recently persuaded him to continue digitalizing his book-length work and to test the publishing waters via the Amazon Kindle platform; and conversion to quality paperbacks via CreateSpace.
An on-going column -- "Don't Ask Us!" -- is published monthly in trucker magazines.
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Profile submitted by John Baumgaertner II and authorized by John Aalborg