Stuart Woods Biography
Stuart Woods is a writer and actor, known for White Cargo, Chiefs (1983) and Grass Roots (1992).
Stuart Woods Age
He was born on January 9, 1938, in Manchester, Georgia. Currently, he is 81 years old. Woods Zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Stuart Woods Family
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Stuart Woods Education
Woods graduated in 1959 from the University of Georgia, with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. After graduation he enrolled in the Air National Guard, spending two months in basic training before moving to New York, where he began a career in the advertising industry.
Stuart Woods Relationship | Spouse
He is married to Jeanmarie Cooper.
Stuart Woods Children
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Stuart Woods Nationality
Wood’s nationality is American.
Stuart Woods Net Worth
The American novelist has a net worth of $9 million.
Stuart Woods Measurement
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Stuart Woods Sailing Career
Not long after in the wake of settling in Ireland in 1973, Woods took up another pastime of sailing, a movement that had intrigued him since the mid-year of 1966 in Castine, Maine when companions had taken him on their pontoon. He joined Galway Bay Sailing Club and figured out how to cruise in one of the club’s Mirrors. Woods acquired a Mirror for himself and named it Fred, after his pooch.
In the wake of feeling worn out on cruising around sounds, he entered fledgling rivalries around Galway Bay. Incapable to locate a dependable individual to shape his group, Woods enrolled any passing adolescent to go along with him. He entered the week-long National Championships at Lough Derg and completed thirty-ninth out of an armada of sixty. It was Wood’s best aftereffect of the period.
The next year, Woods cruised in the same number of races as he could pave the way to the Mirror National Championships in Sligo; After resigning from the main race, he completed in the twenty-fifth spot out of seventy pontoons in the subsequent race and completed eighth in the third race. The fourth race was dropped because of high breezes and the number of teenaged participants.
He completed the occasion twenty-ninth out of seventy vessels and he and his crewmate were given a unique prize for being the most established and heaviest team. For the remainder of the period, he cruised around Ireland with a companion on a Snapdragon 24, and chose to contend in the 1976 Observer Single-gave Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR).
In the fall of 1974, Woods’ granddad kicked the bucket and granted him enough cash to purchase a yacht appropriate for the race. He requested a Golden Shamrock-based yacht from Ron Holland and worked with him on planning the inside appropriate for single-handed dashing and Woods’ own needs.
Since his past sailing background comprised of “hustling a ten-foot pressed wood dinghy on Sunday evenings against little youngsters, losing routinely”, Woods went through eighteen months studying sailing and heavenly route while his yacht was being worked in Cork.
He increased all the more drifting knowledge by sailing from Ireland to England as a major aspect of the team on STY Creidne, a preparation ship bought by the Irish Government for the Irish Naval Service, Irish Mist II, Ron Holland’s Golden Apple, and the same number of different yachts that would acknowledge him, accumulating 1200 miles of seaward experience.
He entered the August 1975 Multihull Offshore Cruising and Racing Association (MOCRA) Azores Race and asked individual Galway Bay Sailing Club part Commander Bill King to go along with him. So as to back his MOCRA Azores Race and the OSTAR, Woods met with distributors about composition a book about his involvement in the OSTAR, sorted out sponsorship for the races, and sent solicitations and public statements about the dispatch of his yacht to the neighborhood and national Irish papers, RTÉ, The Observer, and Yachting Monthly.
Brilliant Harp was propelled on June 4, 1975. “Brilliant” was picked so it pursued the naming convention of Ron Holland’s different plans, the Golden Apple, Golden Shamrock, and Golden Delicious, and “Harp” as it has for some time been utilized as an image of Ireland. Woods, King, and their third crewmember, Shirley Clifford, left from Portsmouth, England for The Azores in August 1975.
Clifford, who had grumbled of inclination sick the day preceding the race started, kept on inclination more regrettable so Woods and King dropped her off on a coastguard vessel close Plymouth, England on the second day of the race. They touched base in Horta subsequent to sailing 1400 miles for fifteen-and-a-half days.
They were the littlest and last vessel to complete, other than four pontoons that had resigned from the race, however, they were precluded for not finishing with the full group supplement that had started the race.
The ruler came back to Ireland very quickly, however, Woods went through a month in Horta before sailing Golden Harp the 1300 miles back to Ireland without any help so as to meet the OSTAR’s passing journey prerequisite of a base 500 miles. Upon his arrival to Ireland in the pre-winter of 1975, Woods showed up on the Irish form of To Tell the Truth with Ron Holland and John McWilliam.
Each of the three men professed to be Woods, and the board needed to think about who out of whom was lying. Just one of the four specialists speculated accurately.
Getting ready for his OSTAR race, he requested of the OSTAR Committee to be viewed as an Irish passage, as despite the fact that he is an American, he had been living in Ireland for quite a while, had figured out how to cruise from Irish yachtsmen on Irish pontoons, and his yacht was Irish structured and constructed. The advisory group consented to enable him to be entered under Irish hues.
Stuart Woods Becoming a published writer
Woods composed an account of his OSTAR experience and was acquainted with Stanford Maritime, a London-based distributing house specializing in nautical books, by Ron Holland. Blue Water, Green Skipper was published in 1977.
The American distributing rights were offered to W.W. Norton. Woods’ subsequent book was to be expounded on the 1977 Round Britain Yacht Race yet the book was canceled because of light breezes and calms during the race.
He persuaded his distributors to allow him to change the extent of the book, and spent the late spring driving 12,000 miles around Great Britain and Ireland composing a manual to nation restaurants, motels, and lodgings.
He visited more than 150 establishments and included one-hundred-thirty-eight in the book; ninety-one establishments in England, thirteen in Scotland, eight in Wales, and twenty-six in Ireland.
The two places in the British Isles that he didn’t visit were Northern Ireland, saying that he didn’t feel comfortable prescribing any place where he was afraid to visit, and the Channel Islands because of a lack of available time.
Originally titled A Lover’s Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and Ireland Woods realized married couples may feel alienated, and changed it to A Romantic’s Guide …, characterizing a “romantic” as an individual ” who is defenseless to charm” in addition to The Concise Oxford Dictionary’s meaning of somebody “given to romance, imagination … visionary … proclaiming the grandeur of pleasantness or passion or irregular beauty to complete and extent.”
Woods’ first novel, Chiefs, was published in March 1981. The story was propelled by a police boss’ badge Woods had found in his grandmother’s home. The badge was stained with blood and pockmarked by buckshot. It had a place with his grandfather, who passed on wearing it 10 years before Mr. Woods was conceived. He presented the first hundred pages and a blueprint to three distributors who all turned him down before Norton purchased the distributing rights for $7,500.
He later stated it was a mistake to sell the book incomplete as he could have got significantly more cash had it been completed. 20,000 duplicates of the book were imprinted in hardback, however, Norton did little to advance the book.
He contracted with Bantam Books to print the paperback version. In 1983 Chiefs was adapted into a TV miniseries of the same name, starring Charlton Heston, Danny Glover, Billy Dee Williams, Stephen Collins, and John Goodman.
CBS broadcast the miniseries more than three evenings, and it was nominated for three Emmy Awards and one Eddie Award. Its prosperity sparked enthusiasm for the paperback, and Woods was awarded the Edgar Award in the “Best First Novel” category from the Mystery Writers of America.
Woods’ most productive arrangement of books center around Stone Barrington, a previous NYPD investigator turned lawyer who is of insight to a lofty law firm and handles touchy cases for the association’s conspicuous customers, yet cases with which the firm, in any case, does not wish to be freely associated.
As such, Barrington commands exorbitant expenses, and a solid cast of repeating characters, for example, his ex-partner Dino Bacchetti, visit utilization of the New York restaurant Elaine’s as a setting and Stone’s successive endeavors with ladies, travel and top-notch food. Stone, similar to Woods, is also an accomplished pilot and continuous references are made to his aircraft.
In addition to Stone, Woods has composed several other character-centered arrangement. These characters incorporate Holly Barker, a resigned Army major and Florida police boss enrolled to turn into a CIA operative; Ed Eagle, a Santa Fe guard lawyer; William Henry Lee IV, a Georgia senator who is chosen President of the United States; and Rick Barron, a police criminologist who turns into a security official and later head of creation for a Hollywood film studio during the 1930s.
All of Woods’ books take place in the same universe and characters every now and again appear in a different arrangement. Woods has published a diary, a travel book and forty-four books in a thirty-seven-year career, and has now had twenty-nine back to back New York Times hits in hardback.
Two finished books are awaiting publication in January and April 2011, and he has quite recently marked another three-book deal with Putnam. In the past, he has composed two books a year and has increased that to three books a year, in line with his distributers. In 2014 he started distributing four times each year. He currently distributes each year in January, April, June/July, and October.
Stuart Woods Bibliography: Will Lee novels
-Chiefs (1981) (Edgar Award Best First Novel) – A 229-minute TV miniseries, starring Charlton Heston, John Goodman, and an all-star cast. (Woods has a role in miniseries)
-Run Before the Wind (1983)
-Deep Lie (1986)
Grass Roots (1989) – A four-hour TV miniseries, starring Corbin Bernsen and Mel Harris.
-The Run (2000)
-Capital Crimes (2003) (First appearance of villain Teddy Fay)
-Mounting Fears (2009) (Teddy Fay appearance #4)(Holly Barker also makes an appearance)
Stuart Woods Stone Barrington novels
-New York Dead (1991)
-Dead in the Water (1997)
-Swimming to Catalina (1998)
-Worst Fears Realized (1999)
-L.A. Dead (2000)
-Cold Paradise (2001)
-The Short Forever (2002) (First appearance of CIA agent Lance Cabot)
-Dirty Work (2003) (First appearance of Herbie Fisher)
-Reckless Abandon (2004) (Also stars Holly Barker, Lance Cabot, and Ed Eagle) (Continuation of a storyline in Blood Orchid) (Herbie Fisher makes a cameo)
-Two Dollar Bill (2005)
-Dark Harbor (2006) (Also stars Holly Barker)
-Fresh Disasters (2007) (Herbie Fisher Appearance)
-Shoot Him If He Runs (2007) (Also stars Holly Barker) (Teddy Fay Appearance #3)
–Hot Mahogany (2008) (Also stars Holly Barker)
Loitering With Intent (2009) (Chuck Chandler from Choke makes a cameo)
-Lucid Intervals (2010) (First appearance of Strategic Services and Mike Freeman)
-Strategic Moves (2011) (Also stars Holly Barker, cameo appearances by Todd Bacon and Lance Cabot)
-Bel-Air Dead (2011) (Cameos by Ed Eagle, Barbara Eagle, and Rick Barron)
-Son of Stone (2011)
-D.C. Dead (2011) (Also stars Holly Barker and Will Lee) (Teddy Fay Appearance #7)
-Unnatural Acts (2012) (Also stars Herbie Fisher)
-Severe Clear (2012) (Also stars Holly Barker and Will Lee)
-Collateral Damage (2013) (Also stars Holly Barker and Will Lee)
-Unintended Consequences (2013)
-Doing Hard Time (2013) (Teddy Fay Appearance #8)
-Standup Guy (2014)
-Carnal Curiosity (2014)
-Cut and Thrust (2014)
-Paris Match (2014)
-Insatiable Appetites (2015)
-Hot Pursuit (2015)
-Naked Greed (2015)
-Foreign Affairs (2015)
-Scandalous Behavior (2016)
-Family Jewels (2016)
-Dishonorable Intentions (2016)
-Sex, Lies, and Serious Money (2016)
-Below the Belt (2017)
-Fast and Loose (2017)
-Indecent Exposure (2017)
-Quick & Dirty (2017)
-Shoot First (Think Later) (2018)
-Desperate Measures (2018)
-A Delicate Touch (2018)
-Wild Card (2019)
-Contraband (August 13, 2019)
-Stealth (October 15, 2019)
-Treason (January 7, 2020)
Stuart Woods Holly Barker novels
-Orchid Beach – set in the fictional town of Orchid Beach, FL (1998)
-Orchid Blues (2001) (Stone Barrington makes a cameo)
-Blood Orchid (2002)
-Iron Orchid (2005) (Teddy Fay Appearance #2)
-Hothouse Orchid (2009) (Teddy Fay Appearance #5)
Stuart Woods Ed Eagle novels
-Santa Fe Rules – set in Santa Fe, New Mexico (1992)
-Short Straw (2006) (Rick Barron makes a cameo appearance)
-Santa Fe Dead (2008)
-Santa Fe Edge (2010) (Teddy Fay Appearance #6, Holly Barker makes a cameo and Agent Todd Bacon from Mounting Fears returns)
Stuart Woods Rick Barron novels
-The Prince of Beverly Hills (2004)
-Beverly Hills Dead (2008) (Stone Barrington makes a cameo)
Stuart Woods Teddy Fay novels (with Parnell Hall)
-Smooth Operator (2016)
-The Money Shot (2018)
-Skin Game (2019)
Stuart Woods Herbie Fisher novels (with Parnell Hall)
-Barely Legal (2017) (Features Stone Barrington)
Stuart Woods Stand-alone novels
-Under the Lake (1987)
-White Cargo (1988)
-Palindrome – set in Cumberland Island, GA (1991)
-L.A. Times – set in Los Angeles, California (1993)
-Dead Eyes – set in Los Angeles, California (1994)
-Heat – set in a fictional town in Idaho (1994)
-Imperfect Strangers (1995) (Grand Prix de Littérature Policière)
Stuart Woods Non-fiction
-Blue Water, Green Skipper: A Memoir of Sailing Alone Across the Atlantic (1977, reissue August 2, 2012)
-A Romantic’s Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and Ireland (1979)
Stuart Woods Book reviews
-New York Journal of Books reviewer Carolyn Haley called Unintended Consequences “. . . reliably fun and intriguing.”
-Publishers Weekly wrote, “Smooth as silk whether making a multimillion-dollar deal, bedding attractive women, or acting heroically, makes everything look much too easy.”