Interview with William Arthur Holmes

What's the story behind your latest book?
Inspired by our own true adoption story, but completely fictionalized, futurized, twisted and perverted for your entertainment. I hope by the end, your bloodlust is sated. OK, it’s not quite that obscene, though it is does reflect my fear of everything that could go wrong when taking a willful child back to her “homeland.”
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like having control and doing things myself.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Putting into words things that are difficult to express.
Who are your favorite authors?
Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, Carl Hiaasen, Robert Ludlum, John Le Carré, Louis L'Amour, Janet Evanovich, Wilbur Smith, John Steinbeck
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Paying the bills.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Goofing off with wife, daughter and pets.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
What is your writing process?
I wish I had a set process. It would save time. It comes down to a lot of rewriting.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the very first one, but I remember reading "Shout at the Devil" by Wilbur Smith and thinking I might be a writer someday.
What do you read for pleasure?
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Samsung Galaxy Note II, but only because that's my current phone. I don't have a separate reader.
What are you working on next?
Don't know yet, but I've got a few ideas.
Published 2015-08-12.
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Books by This Author

Last Train Out
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,080. Language: American English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Clay and his adopted daughter, Jenna, look forward to their upcoming “homeland tour” to Russia. His intentions are pure. Hers, not so much. When she goes missing, his worst fears are realized. She is not the innocent little girl he thought she was. Not even close. Their only hope now, with or without her approval, is to catch the Last Train Out.