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Author Revealed

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. At least the kids turned out nice

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A coward dies his death a thousand times

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Thomas Hardy George McDonald Fraser Jane Austen WE Johns CS Forester Patrick O'Brian

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Tolstoy - War and Peace Alain-Fournier - Le Grand Meaulnes BS Johnson - The Unfortunates Ernst Junger - Storm Of Steel Robert Stone - Dog Soldiers

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Kill your darlings.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. When's the next one coming?

Q. How did you come to write Coward at the Bridge?

A. I realized that Arnhem was the coolest battle ever and that my hero Dick Coward would HAVE to go there next.



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