Winner, Best Author, The Preditors & Editors Readers Awards 2009, and also Winner of Best Children's Book, and Best Artwork for 'Tilly's Tale' (under his Harry Porter pseudonym), and with a Top Ten Finisher Award for his thriller 'Legacy of the Ripper', Brian L Porter is the author of a number of successful novels. His works include the winner of The Preditors & Editors Best Thriller Novel 2008 Award, A Study in Red -- The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper and its sequels, Legacy of the Ripper and the soon to be published final part of his Ripper trilogy, Requiem for the Ripper, all published by Double Dragon Publishing, and all signed for movie adaptation by Thunderball Films (L.A.), with A Study in Red already in the development stages of production. Both A Study in Red and Legacy of the Ripper were awarded ‘Recommended Read’ status by the reviewers at CK2S Kwips & Kritiques.
Aside from his works on Jack the Ripper his other works include Pestilence, (Double Dragon Publishing), Purple Death (Moongypsy Press), Glastonbury (4RV Publishing), Kiss of Life (Mythica Publishing) and The Nemesis Cell (previously released in e-book by Stonehedge Publishing) from Mythica Publishing. Late 2010 will see the release of a paperback version of his e-novel Avenue of the Dead from 4RV Publishing. Mythica also released his short story collection The Voice of Anton Bouchard in 2009. He has also had a number of shorter works released by various publishers, including Dracula Doesn't Live Here Anymore and Murder, Mayhem and Mexico, both from Eternal Press. The full-length novels listed above are all signed to Thunderball Films LLC for TV/Movie adaptation.
In addition to his writing, Brian is a dedicated dog rescuer and shares his home with 12 rescued dogs. Using the pseudonym of Harry Porter he has written a series of books designed to appeal to young and old alike under the collective title Harry Porter's Dog Tales. The first of these, the heart warming award-winning
Tilly's Tale was released in November 2009 by 4RV Publishing, followed in the 2010 by the second in the series Dylan’s Tale, and the series is written in the hope of raising awareness of the extent of dog neglect and abuse in the world. In his third and final literary incarnation Brian is also an accomplished poet, writing under the name of Juan Pablo Jalisco and it was as Juan Pablo that he won the Best Poet of 2008 Award in the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll for that year.
Brian is The Mystery/ Thriller Consultant Editor to Mythica Publishing (UK), an editor for Moongypsy Press, and a Science fiction Conceptual Consultant to Stonehedge Publishing, (USA) and is a member of The American Authors Association, The Military Writers Society of America, and The Whitechapel Society 1888, for whom he was the sole judge of their 2009 Short Story Contest.
His main websites are at www.freewebs.com/brianlp and http://harry-porter.webs.com/