Frozen with fear, Adam watched helplessly as the runners in the front half of the line stopped and looked back. There was instant commotion. Natalia waved her arms, frantically pointing back up the street at the smoking crater. Some of the others pushed her forward.
Natalia hesitated and continued to point at the crater.
Adam pounded on the window frame and shouted out loud, “Run! Goddamn it, Run!” No one heard him except the hospital patients in the next room.
But that’s exactly what she did.
And then she was gone.
If your current release were to be turned into a movie, who would you love to see play what characters and why?
Russell Crowe playing Adam and Jodie Foster playing Natalia. Both of these actors have extraordinary range of emotion and are perfect for action-oriented roles that require inner perspective.
What are your favorite aspects of writing?
I love the research, especially traveling to actual locations and interviewing people who are familiar with the historical aspects of my story. I also love creating the story-line and creating dialog.
Your least favorite aspects of writing?
Who are some of your favorite authors/books?
First and foremost, Herman Wouk's Winds of War and War and Remembrance. Followed closely by all of Alan Furst's books. In the non-fiction genre, I am a big fan of Stephen Ambrose.
What are you reading right now?
Beside a Burning Sea by John Shors
If you could have a dinner party and invite five authors — dead or alive — who would they be and what would you serve them?
I would serve them a great steak prepared on my grill, and the best bottle of Chateauneuf du pape I could find. Then I'd pry all of their secrets from them.
What is a book that you wish you could say that you had written and why?
War and Remembrance because it is an incredible love story while providing readers with the most gripping, epic account ever written of the twentieth century's greatest calamity.
What is the greatest piece of advice (for writing and/or just living) that you have heard?
When you have an idea, "Just put your head down and go!"