Interview with Walter D. Petrovic

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There is a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment when an idea has undergone the process and you can finally put the words "The End" to your project. Now that my work is seeing the light of day and people may chance to read it, there is the other joy reached in knowing that you are having people actually reading your work. In the end, it is all good.
What do your fans mean to you?
I have never been a money-oriented writer, which explains why I had waited so long to publish. With E-Publishing there is that extra-control in the editing and even the cover design, and once a firm base of fans is established then, as a writer, I will be able to write with those fans in mind and hopefully never disappoint them. Without people reading and following books don't live.
What are you working on next?
I have a new book which will be the first in a trilogy on the subject of The Illuminati - not what we have been told they are, but what The Illuminati really are, historically. The material will be laid-out in a fictional format, appearing to be a series of short stories but they are all related. The first book is called BLIND IN ONE EYE, and the other two will be CAN'T SEE OUT THE OTHER and FROM DEAF LIPS. All stories are historical and accurate but fictionalized for flavor.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I discovered much about and idea called The Illuminati. I have mainly discovered is that the group started by Adam Weishaupt in Bavaria is not really The Illuminati but was actually a usurpation in attempt to infiltrate the real ones, who weren't really a formal secret group. Hollywood and Mainstream Media's recent latching-on to the whole "Luciferian" Illuminati story line is again a continuation of the usurpation of the idea and layering with lies upon lies. In the stories I am writing I will try to show the real thing, who is doing the usurpation and why.
Who are your favorite authors?
George Orwell, H.G. Wells. Jules Verne, Frank Herbert - if I am reading fiction and Graham Hancock is my favorite non-fiction writer.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read something everyday regardless if it is a book, a blog, or some other site online. I am interested in conspiratorial ideas since at their core this is always some truth. I also like movies, certain tv shows, and cartoons, and when in the car I always listen to my own music mix.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Most of the ebooks I have read, thus far, have been in the pdf format and on my pc or laptop. I find that I don't have as much time to read away from home and therefore I do not e-book as much on the cell phone. I have done some and they are all basically the classics from yesteryear.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Unfortunate I have lost more than I have kept. My most significant memory is my first novel SCORCHED EARTH which I began to write just out of high school and finishing in my second year of college. That was 1980 when I finished it and it was a future fantasy. Reading it, now, it is amazing how I picked up on patterns on what was happening today.
How do you approach cover design?
A cover is supposed to, in some manner, convey the story content. A picture is worth a thousand words but it shouldn't give the story away. I see it this way: if you design a cover and you, as the designer, don't like it or it does not make sense, then you cannot expect your reader to feel differently.
What do you read for pleasure?
Reading, period, is a pleasure. It all started when I first became aware that I could read and has never left me.
Describe your desk
My entire apartment is my desk. My actual work space is a recliner with wireless keyboard and mouse connected to a PC which uses a 55 inch LED TV as my monitor. Pens, paper (scrap and documents), and books are strewn all over the place. It is ordered chaos.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Southern Saskatchewan, on the prairie. Out there you become one with the world around you and there a real spirit of co-operation and mutual help. In Ontario, where I currently reside, it is every man for himself and a great deal of chicanery. If you can call more than one person a best friend, and count on them to watch your back, then you are seriously fortunate. It really is not this bad, but it appears to be heading in that direction.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am 56, at the end of March 2016 and I have come to realize that my apathy towards money has not done much for my securing any proper retirement. It is because of this that I have decided to pursue the Indie publishing route and this is also something that I continue doing after I finally stop working at a regular job.
Published 2016-03-02.
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Books by This Author

Yum-Gasm: Collected Favorite Recipes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,290. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
Yum-Gasm! This is a book of favorite recipes by the Author, collected over four to fulfill your every gastronomic desire.
What A Woman Wants In A Man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex guides & how tos, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Sexuality
This has been a question and confusion in the minds of men since we began on this planet. CAUTION: Should not be read by women
What A Man Wants In A Woman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,670. Language: American English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Sexuality
Do women really know what a man wants in a woman? No man should read this book because the discovery can be telling.
Boys Kill, Men Die
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,600. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
As a kid you can always run away from a war. As a man, there is no running away, from yourself. Bobby Gillums tried. He tried.