Interview with Robert Glider

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating memorable stories and characters.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my fans. They write me and offer suggestions. They can't wait for the next installment in the series. They talk about my protagonists as if they were alive. It's such a great feeling to know my fans support me.
What are you working on next?
The third book in the series. Golden Deception, A Jacsen Kidd Adventure/Mystery.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have eclectic taste. I am currently reading "Origin," by Dan Brown. I have read all of Clive Cusseler's Dirk Pitt Adventures. Besides that I love to read old mysteries like those written by Dashell Hamett. I have read most of the Jack Reacher series.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well right now its doing the research necessary to integrate historical fact with fiction for my next novel.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am fortunate to live on a beautiful beach where I ride my bike. I also excersise 3 times a week in a gym. And swim laps to stay in shape.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I get a lot of input from Amazon and Goodreads.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, and it was terrible! It was about a creature that could use its invisibility to prey upon humans.
What is your writing process?
I am an early morning writer. I spend between 2 and 4 hours every morning either researching, outlining or writing.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
H.G. Wells "The Time Machine." It woke up my imagination where I realized that you can write anything, but you must make it believable.
How do you approach cover design?
I look at what's available in stock covers by some very talented artists. You can find thousands of options by researching cover design on the internet.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mysteries and Adventures.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use an Amazon Fire
Published 2017-10-26.
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Books by This Author

Golden Conspiracy - A Jacsen Kidd Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,960. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A gritty, unpredictable thriller carrying readers around the globe as treasure hunter Jacsen Kidd is stalked by killers while pursuing the gold bullion lost with the sinking of a 16th century galleon.