Interview with John Brautigam

Who are your favorite authors?
Michael Crichton, Robert Heinlein, Stephen Ambrose, Tom Clancy, James Michener, John Grisham, Stephen King, John Feinstein to name a few.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Telling the story! I love to become totally engrossed in a story.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Grandkids. I love to read. I enjoy fishing and hunting. I collect old military rifles.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first, but I do remember Jack London's books made a huge impression on me.
Describe your desk
I use my laptop computer so the desk is a moving target.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Ohio and Louisiana. I went to Catholic School thru sixth grade where I gained an appreciation for books.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always felt the need to write and digital is the new normal.
What are you working on next?
A murder mystery.
What is your writing process?
Lots of daydreaming, writing an outline then hammering away bits and pieces when I can.
How do you approach cover design?
it should convey something of the book.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything and everything. Lots of articles on the net. If it's funny, or an anthropology article, current events and Facebook of course.
Published 2015-12-24.
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Books by This Author

18 Days
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 90,890. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Historical » USA
This story is not about war, it's about after the war. Wounded in Iraq in 2006, Matt is having trouble leaving the war behind. His wife's grandfather shares a story with him - one his father told him: After WWII he and four other Marines decide to ride together from California to New York. 18 days to learn a little about each other, about the country they call home and dealing with surviving a war