Interview with D.D. O'Lander

Describe your desk
A shifting war zone, depending upon the task at hand. Occasionally I actually see the beautiful wood veneer of the surface.
What's the story behind your latest book?
At some point, I read or heard about a rumor that the Nazis had contemplated trying to build U-boat bases on the East Greenland Coast. As impractical as it might have been, Nazi hubris could well have led them to try. I merely took the idea and ran with it, or perhaps sailed with it would be a better term.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After placing in the top three of a writing contest some years ago, I was basically told that 'no one was publishing World War II books anymore". Though I had faith in my novel, I didn't want to waste my time with submissions & rejections. Then along came indie-publishing. Though still no cake-walk, I find it much more appealing. It also agrees with my independent spirit.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
How I can leave the problems of everyday life behind. It's the same way any good story by another author can let me get lost in what they've written
What do your fans mean to you?
An awful lot, without them I'd not get anywhere.
What are you working on next?
At the moment, I want to get STARLING out in book format, then I'll focus on IRISH, the second book in the EMERALD TARGET trilogy. The main reason I did the eBook to begin with was so I'd have something to offer for a Local Author Showcase, which a gal I work with sort of talked me into. It was a wonderful nudge: Thanks Lisa C.
Who are your favorite authors?
At the moment: Janet Evanovich, Wiulliam Kent Kreuger and Raymond Khoury (hopefully I spelled them correctly).
Published 2014-10-10.
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