Interview with Robert Smith

What motivated you to become an indie author?
The truth behind 9/11 is still relevant today and it is hardly even mentioned anymore in the mainstream media. The official story is unproven and frankly quite incredible. Just deciding to write the story on the premise of what if the CIA did 9/11, the story unfolded easily.
What is your writing process?
I research the material, collect vast amounts of anecdotes and arrange a timeline. Before I finish the researching I have found characters that interest me, find their motivation and start writing. The two most important parts of a book, for me, is the start and the end. Not that I really know the end, but I have an idea of the final destination before I start writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The book was originally a movie screenplay since the story lends itself to a big action story, admittedly one that starts off slow in the beginning. I imagined the initial chapters to be a flashback, so played out very quickly, with planner on the eve of 9/11 realizing he had made made a mistake and trying to recollect how he had arrived in a position when he lost his wife and about to lose his girl friend. How he had not only let events occur but was involved in planning the whole thing. How he was trapped by the walls he had built around himself. Come to think of it, this might make quite a good prologue...
What are you working on next?
An expose of the JFK assassination.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover design should be reflection of the dilemma faced within the story. Once that is discovered I either compose the cover image or make a sketch and ask an artist to complete it.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I've yet to find anything I can recommend...
Published 2016-05-21.
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Books by This Author

The JFK Network
Price: Free! Words: 96,700. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies
(5.00)
The JFK Network: An introduction to his assassination and the pattern of related unexpected deaths and murders.
The Planner 9/11
Price: Free! Words: 69,960. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(3.60)
An alternative account of 9/11 attack against the World Trade Center and Pentagon based on the premise "What if the CIA planned the 9/11 Attacks" using an action novel format. (2016 Edition).