Interview with Don R. Budd

When did you first start writing?
I started writing in the early 1980's. I had a story in mind and wanted to put it down on paper. It wasn't until 2013 that I thought I would want to publish my stories. I spent the next several years rewriting and rewriting my stories. Demon War is the first book I attempted to publish. So, writing has been my passion for several years.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Operation Phoenix Book 1: We're Not Alone comes from my interest in what would happen, if earth was destroyed and mankind had to find another place to live. The question is: would it be another place found on earth? Or would it be in outer space? How would we survive, if it were in outer space? We don't have the technology to do it, do we? What if we met up with aliens and found We're Not Alone? Read the series and find out.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The eBook industry is growing and I wanted my books to reach the most readers. I don't feel the traditional publishers are giving the author a fair evaluation. I believe the reader should decide what book makes it..
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is hearing back from the reader and getting the reader's input.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are my teachers. They teach me about life and what they like to read. I hope I can fulfill their reading desires.
What are you working on next?
My next book is continues the new series Operation Phoenix. This next book Bohina continues the saga of survival with battles from within and without. The battle goes to a place the aliens call Bohina and there the humans learn about consequences.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors include: Tim LaHaye, Tom Clancy, Jerry Jenkins
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search my favorite eBook store for the subject that interests me. I read the reviews for the book and the sample chapters. Then I decide on the book.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote was Me and My G.A. It was about a character who met his Guardian Angel and the adventures they had.
What is your writing process?
When I started writing, I would sit and write the story that flowed in my head. Later, I started to use the Snowflake Method of outlining the story. It seems to speed up the process and keeps the story flowing better.
Your story Demon War includes bodybuilding, why?
I wanted my main character to be different than all the other characters books tend to have. Since bodybuilding is a very popular sport along the East and West Coasts of the U.S., I decided to make my character a bodybuilder. The sport is also popular around the world. I also wanted to introduce the sport to those who may not know of it.
There are many books already out on the Tribulation Period, why The Unholy Trinity?
The Unholy Trinity includes the view of the Tribulation Period from the point of view of the Unholy Trinity. Other books over look Daniel 11:37 which states that the Antichrist will have no interest in women. They usually portray him as a lady's man. This is not biblical. My story also shows the progression the Antichrist and the False Prophet go through as they rise to power. This is also over looked by other books. Also figures are give to show the amount of deaths. There is an earthquake that will take the lives of one-third of mankind in one instant. Figuring 7.5 Billion people in the world today and millions born each day. One-third would be over 2.5 Billion people to die in a single moment. That is some earthquake! What are your chances of surviving it? It is far better to be ready for the rapture and miss the whole period, than to risk going through any of it. So bad will it be that if it lasted longer than 7 years, no one would survive! I want people to face the facts of the Unholy Trinity and be ready to avoid the period.
Published 2018-06-23.
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Books by This Author

Operation Phoenix Book 1: We're Not Alone
Series: Operation Phoenix. Price: Free! Words: 88,680. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The last of the human survivors must reach the only place left to survive. They learn We're Not Alone as they battle an alien race that seeks to enslave them. Maj. Gen. Michael C. Richards must lead them to safety while battling an inner battle that threatens his mission. The past pays a visit on the way. Will the survivors reach their destination in peace or in pieces? Will they reach it at all?
The Unholy Trinity
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,350. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
What will the Unholy Trinity be like? You may be surprised.They are much different than their usual portrayal. How will the Unholy Trinity explain away the rapture? How will you survive this time of great disaster? What will these disasters be like? How will they deal with the judgments? How does current news fit into prophecy? Read and find the answers to these questions and more.
Demon War
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,700. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Demon War is a story that teaches survival skills for mankind to survive the war between demons and angels. Are you ready to stand up and fight or will you allow yourself to be possessed by demons and lose your free will? The war is a life and death hostility and Demon War is your only hope for survival. Read and heed the warnings.