All my novels now widely available both in e-book and in paperback.

I was 19 when I first escaped over an international border. Mexican Federales stormed into a bloody brawl at a crappy bar deep inside Juarez, and I stopped fighting to bolt down the stairs. A fast moving parade of uniforms chased this gringo through crowded streets as they blasted their whistles in warning of a bullet in the back.

I absolutely loved that feeling and have been jumping borders ever since, usually with a legal visa, sometimes with a black market one, and occasionally with no cover-of-authority at all (I'm not good with rules). I've jumped for governments and security clients, but mostly out of my own lust for adventure, and I've always done it alone. That is until my beautiful, brainy, Belgian wife – a war-zone veteran who's fluent in several languages and can drive just about anything with wheels – teamed up with me.

I'm Wes DeMott and I'm an adventurer. I can't help myself. My dad laid out the pattern and my mom sewed the seams. I've broken dozens of bones and required hundreds of stitches to close wounds, but I still live for the metal taste that only comes when excitement barely outpaces genuine fear. Add an ocean to that exotic flavor and I'm happier than a kid with an ant farm.

I'm also an award-winning, international bestselling novelist. I don't write stories about outer space or werewolves because I don't know squat about either one, but like Hemingway and London before me, you can bet your last canteen of water that I'm pretty damn familiar with everything you'll read in my books. To adventure, my friend…Wes.
(Exploring temple ruins, Angkor Wat, Cambodian jungle)


My latest Novel, TOXIC, is a story ripped -- as they say -- from the headlines. An explosive new thriller in 
which former FBI Agent Jack Wells fights extraordinary rendition on U.S. soil, police militarization,environmental corruption, disappearing freedoms, and America's reluctant acceptance of an oligarchy.

TOXIC could not be more topical or relevant as it mixes hard facts with great fiction, using a
global chemical company's poisoning of Roanoke's groundwater, and Well's suicidal fantasy, to expose sad but dangerous truths about American greed, corruption and injustice in a breathtakingly fast-paced read.

I love to be around people and am very comfortable on-stage, on-camera, and on-the-spot. During my 22 year professional writing career I have been a: 
  • National Press Club presenter 
  • Sleuthfest presenter/panelist 
  • Virginia Book presenter/panelist (John Grisham headlined) 
  • University of Georgia presenter/panelist 
  • Miami Book Fair presenter 
  • Main Speaker, Australian Embassy (speech on POWs attached below) 
  • Book Expo, Los Angeles, presenter and top-selling author 
  • Contributor to University of South Carolina Press's art reference book, SEEKING 
  • Writing conference Master of Ceremonies 
  • Presenter / Reader at ReadFest 

Additionally, I:

  • Had a book launch hosted by Robert Ludlum 
  • Had a successful, publisher-sponsored 10-city pre-publication book tour 
  • Had an even more successful publisher-sponsored Nationwide Book Tour 
  • Was hosted on an Eastern European Book Tour by foreign publishers 
  • Had well-attended book signings at Powell's (Portland), Books and Books (Miami), Politics and Prose (DC), as well as Barnes and Nobles and Borders nationwide 
  • Was a script consultant on a full-length feature film 
  • Won awards for two short stories, a novel, and a screenplay 
  • Was the subject of several magazine profiles and dozens of newspaper articles, including being showcased (as a KGB Agent in a black leather trench coat and fedora) in the Hungarian edition of FHM Magazine 
  • Did more than a hundred live radio/television interviews, including call-in shows (which I love) 
  • Was a lead character in The FBI Files 
  • Was a stage actor appearing in lead roles 
  • Appeared as an extra in feature films

Magazines, newspapers and TV with articles about Wes DeMott:
  • Coral springs forum, FL
  • Naples Daily News, FL
  • N Magazine, FL
  • Gulfshore Magazine, FL
  • Virginia Pilot, VA
  • News Press, Fort Myers, FL
  • The Rockdale Citizen, GA
  • The Denver Post, CO
  • The Daily Sun, Atlanta GA
  • Sun Journal, NC
  • Fort Myers and SW Florida Magazine, FL
  • Portfolio Magazine, VA
  • Daily News, Jacksonville, FL
  • The Star Advocate, OR
  • Herald Tribune, Sarasota, FL
  • The Naples Review, FL
  • Barnes and Noble Events Calendar
  • The Washington Veteran review
  • CBS / NBC / ABC / CNN / Fox nationwide

  • Soundings Magazine
  • USA Today
  • Huffington Post
  • Cruise Critic
  • SW Florida Readfest
  • TNN, Gazette Edition
  • Der Spiegel, Germany
  • US News and World Report
  • Extra Bladet, Denmark
  • Videorepubblica, Italy
  • Cuba Headlines