Interview with William Arthur Holmes

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like having control and doing things myself.
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
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?
Accidentally.
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?
Action/adventure
What are you working on next?
Don't know yet, but I've got a few ideas.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Grew up in Folsom (near the prison), though I was actually born in Sacramento thirty miles away. I don't pretend to know how it influenced my writing.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Don't know if it was my first, but the earliest one I remember was a poem called Crime Does Not Pay.
Published 2019-09-02.
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Books by This Author

Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,120. Language: American English. Published: August 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Dobie wants to save the world. His old boss wants to stop him. On tour in support of his "conspiracy solutions" book, Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo, Dobie meets Kaylie – a simple country girl who might be smarter than he is – and they fall in love while enduring attacks at every turn. Can they outwit or at least outrun Charonne’s henchman, Major Watson? What's up with the blue alien?
Last Train Out
Price: $2.99 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.