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About Bruce Masters
Bruce is a forty-something author, psychologist, campaigner, former Royal Marine, husband and father—not necessarily in that order…
The genres of his books range from comedy to political comedy, suspense/thriller to political/social non-fiction.
After graduating from university, he followed the path walked by many in his family when he became an officer in the Royal Marines.
When Bruce returned to ‘civvie street’ some years later, his childhood passion for writing was rekindled, finding work as ghost writer at first for three years before publishing works of his own.
Due to wishing to keep his writing career separate from his former career, Bruce wrote under a pen name, writing and publishing over twenty novels within the span of a decade, the majority of his releases becoming best-sellers.
Achieving financial independence, he officially retired the day before he turned forty, but it didn’t take.
‘Retirement was the hardest job I’ve ever had.’
Like many retirees, Bruce found himself opining to one and all about politics, society and world affairs, in hopes of being able to contribute to his nation once more.
He began to develop a keen interest in the areas of psychology and sociology, settling eventually on the former and later studying the subject at an intermediary level and some years later starting a PhD course on the subject.
The critical knowledge he gathered from studying the human mind answered many burning questions that had long plagued him. Suddenly, he truly understood people/humanity for the first time, their motivations, fears, and tribalism, and more so he understood the cause of the world’s problems.
‘It is the lack of critical thinking and empathy that holds us back as a species.’
Not content to return to his quiet and comfortable existence, he chose to return to work. He gave himself two options: teach psychology or continue to write; he chose the latter.
The new book ideas formulating in his mind were so removed from his previous works that he knew at once he would have to create a new pen name, until a thought struck him.
Those who’d enjoyed his novels were unaware that Bruce was the man behind the fictional author whose name appeared on so many books in their collections.
With this in mind, he was finally able to write under his own name, his real name—Bruce Masters.
His agent and publisher tried but failed to change his mind due to fearing his new releases would damage the reputation of his fictional alter ego.
Ignoring such concerns, he began writing in an unchained and unfiltered manner for the first time—no agent, no publisher, no editor.
As Bruce was no longer ‘writing to get rich’ he started his new career in earnest by self-publishing and refusing to pay for advertisements or publicity of any kind.
In 2019, he joined Twitter and began a social media journey of discovery. In the initial weeks following his signing up to the website, Bruce shared a few links to his latest works of fiction and non-fiction.
He soon realised that, due to the books failing to sell many copies, he would be required to increase his followership online in order to share his new style of writing, comedy and commentary with the world.
Over time his following grew, yet he refrained from hard-selling his books, primarily because he wasn’t financially dependent on them and also owing to him giving away more books than he sold.
He soon became active in social media politics, advocating for democracy, peace and people power. But this wasn’t enough.
Seeing political corruption on both the left and right, he began creating a series of video productions and memes to highlight the shortcomings of political leaders, misconduct and divisive rhetoric—Bruce is a pro-equality and pro-democracy campaigner.
Today, you will still find him on Twitter where he offers insight and knowledge gained over the course of a very busy and full life.
Bruce has what can only be described as a ‘unique’ personality, which most will find confrontational or bombastic if not pompous. He is unapologetic about what/who he is, considering himself an anti-yes man.
He is not a fence-sitter, which becomes apparent on page one of all books published under his given name or if you seek him out on social media. However, he offers his input, articles and books to the world without expecting everyone to embrace his (more often than not) madcap storylines, his staunch political positions and his belief system as a whole.
Bruce would like to thank you for reading to the bottom of this overly long bio—he would also like you to know that he wrote it.
Bruce Masters, PhD
David Lammy, the U.K. member of Parliament for Tottenham, faces his greatest challenge to date—surviving Bruce Masters’ fictional world in 'David Lammy on the Run, a Political Comedy Adventure.'
David is joined by friend and foe alike; however, at times it seems impossible to know who he can trust and what the consequences may be of forging alliances with the likes of Jeremy Corbyn and Tony Blair...
When things seem most dire for the Labour MP, salvation is possible, but not before he makes a decision ... one that will change the course of his life, his political career and the world itself—David needs to choose between remaining the same or changing…
Join David, Tony Blair, Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott as well as a cast of thousands in the unexpected and comedically uncompromising David Lammy on the Run...
In February 2019, Bruce Masters reached out to J.K. Rowling, offering her the chance to collaborate with him on a book he had written about her.
This is the story of the two authors’ communication over a 14-day period as documented in Masters’ diary. What started out as a mutually beneficial proposal resulted in tense email exchanges culminating in an impasse with an acrimonious Rowling refusing to negotiate.
The resultant book uncovers the workings of Rowling’s legal machine and documents a very unexpected case of mistaken identity along with confusing, amusing and surprising emails, a confusing web of contacts and much more—with a few light-hearted tips thrown in for good measure.
This is Bruce Masters’ diary of how he endeavoured not to get sued by J.K. Rowling.
Amid the tense exchanges between the two authors, several surprising events occurred, including a case of mistaken identity and bewildering emails from a number of sources, all documented in Masters’ journal.
Tips for contacting the famous author as well as a raft of cheeky jokes on the theme of How to Avoid Getting Sued by J.K. Rowling are included.
Ever wondered what J.K. is like when the cameras are turned off?
Read Bruce Masters’ diary to find out…
(Part of the Bruce Masters Rowling Trilogy.)
In this fictional biography, the president of Russia is taken on a dramatic journey of love, patriotism, and valour.
Putin rises above the adversity of his youth to tackle the criminal underworld in his rise to leadership.
At the Kremlin, the leader prepares to unveil his world peace plan, but will President Trump listen?
Can Vladimir Putin evade continual assassination attempts in his bid to save the world from disaster?
The leader’s fictional backstory explains his rise to political power and the making of his indomitable spirit essential to his role in the Make It Great Again! series of books.
With all that is going on in international politics, Vladimir Putin could be just what the world needs now.
Vladimir Putin — Predestination. The Man. The Myth. The Legend. Is the second instalment in the Bruce Masters Universe series of books.
In June 2018, the most popular British comedian of our time was mugged. What happened to Michael McIntyre’s stolen watch? More importantly, what happened to Michael McIntyre?
In a fictional re-imagining of events, The Fall and Rise of a Comedy Legend recreates the days that followed that fateful day, taking Michael on an adventure of personal discovery—all with a healthy dollop of comedy along the way.
The comedian finds himself in an unexpected alliance and is given the necessary tools to turn his experience into a life-changing epoch.
He realises it’s time to make his first move when he comes face-to-face with his attacker.
Armed with an arsenal of new gadgets and renewed fortitude, Michael heads off to win the day.
The Fall and Rise of a Comedy Legend highlights the current climate of increasing crime in London and ponders the resulting consequences for both victims and criminals.
When a much-loved comedian becomes a victim outside of a school in broad daylight, it’s unarguably time to fight back.
The Fall and Rise of a Comedy Legend! Is the third instalment in the Bruce Masters Universe series of books.
J.K. Rowling is a celebrity whose court cases and political activism have overshadowed her legacy in recent years.
One Election Please… considers her driving forces and invites the reader to come to their own conclusions.
Bruce Masters presents the results of his extensive research and analysis along with a raft of professional diagnostic tools to help the reader determine the motivating factors behind one of the most famous authors in literary history.
The book cites 388 references, is over 83,000 words in length and includes detailed analysis of video footage of the famous author to reveal an altogether new portrait of J.K. Rowling.
Chapters include an examination of her repeated attempts to buy elections, the reasons behind her litigiousness, grudges and feuds...
Using professional psychiatric tools as well as conducting hundreds of hours of research and analysis, Masters has compiled the ultimate guide to J.K. Rowling, uncovering her possible intentions and motivations.
Can the woman who recently bought a $30,000,000 yacht really be afraid of losing her fortune? What is the ‘darkness’ within us that she refers to? Masters believes he has discovered the answer to these and other confusing facets of the children’s author and invites you to make up your own mind as he leads you through his examination of the enigmatic J.K. Rowling.
One Election Please… How J.K. Rowling Bought British Politics, Hid Her True Self and Hoodwinked the World — an Unauthorised Biographical Exposé, is part of the Bruce Masters Rowling Trilogy.
What starts as a mundane trip into town turns into a day to remember for the famous children’s author.
The satirical walk with J.K. Rowling through a typical day in her life sees her morph into absurd characters during altercations with the public, become trapped in a farcical memory loop and attempt to sway politics in an uproarious conversation with the Rt. Hon Jeremy Corbyn.
Meanwhile, back at Chez Rowling, his chores complete, husband Neil has turned on his secret computer behind closed curtains, hoping to bring his covert plan to fruition…
When the day is over, what will Rowling find waiting for her when she walks through her front door? Who is the mysterious entity lurking in the shadows? And how the hell do the sprinklers turn on?
J.K. Rowling in: It’s a Kind of Magic invites you to follow in Joanne’s footsteps as she takes Edinburgh by storm.
If you have read One Election Please… How J.K. Rowling Bought British Politics, Hid Her Tue Self and Hoodwinked the World—an Unauthorised Biographical Exposé,you will be sure to find the comedy re-imagining of J.K Rowling in It’s a Kind of Magic the perfect companion piece.
J.K. Rowling in: It’s a Kind of Magic Is the first instalment in the Bruce Masters Universe series of books.
Part of the Bruce Masters Rowling Trilogy.
Have you ever felt unappreciated, overlooked and ignored?
Have you ever felt invisible?
When Joe’s feelings of insignificance begin to take over his life, he finds himself slowly but surely disappearing from the world.
With a wry sense of humour he encounters a myriad of physical challenges with his day-to-day routine, struggling to manoeuvre his evanescent physical form.
When gravity releases its hold on Joe, it’s clear that time is not on his side. As he prepares to transcend, his only hope is compassion—that of others and his own.
Unseeable is a cautionary tale of the repercussions of an uncaring society in which its unassuming members are all too often disregarded, unseen and unappreciated.
But if Joe can find meaning and a reason to hold on, there’s hope for us all…
Unseeable Is the fourth instalment in the Bruce Masters Universe series of books.