Martin Wilsey | Frequently Asked Questions
Martin Wilsey is a writer, hunter, photographer, rabble rouser, father, friend, marksman, story teller, frightener of children, carnivore, engineer, fool, philosopher, cook and madman. He and his wife Brenda live in Virginia where, just to keep him off the streets, he works as a research scientist for a government funded think tank.
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This is where I answer the most common questions that readers might have.


Do you have a question? Ask me anything! Send it to me HERE.



Can I get a signed copy of a specific book?

Yes. Look for the book in the TITLES section of this site and select the request a signed copy link after the title.



Do you ship oversees and to P.O. boxes?

Yes, we’ll ship your package anywhere that can accept deliveries.



How do I get on your mailing list?

The notification list signup is quick and easy. I promise not to Spam the hell out of you. The foot on every page has a Sign Up section. Or send me an email and say hello!



Did you really work for one of those government funded think tanks?

Yes I did. It was the most interesting job of my life. They are known technically as a “Federally Funded Research and Development Corporation”. Commonly known as an FFRDC. I specialized in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security. Now I specialize in drinking coffee and making stuff up!



Can I email you if I find a typo in your book?

Please do! I try to make the books as technically perfect as I can. But even my professional editors miss things. Beside I love hearing from readers for any reason!



Is Bail, from VIRTUES OF THE VICIOUS, really based on your cat Bailey? The same cat in the Sunday comic?

Yes! My cat Bailey has more fans than I do. He is huge and smart and obnoxious and loves me more than he loves Brenda.  This annoys Brenda to no end and amuses me greatly. Except I’m constantly covered with cat hair.



Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?

Yes I do. I have been blogging for two decades now and as part of that I tracked my entire journey to getting published. We are migrating the entire blog here, but it is also available at and there is a category specifically for writing tips.