Interview with P.S. Linscott

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was a story that challenged my imagination. It made me fall in love with reading.
How do you approach cover design?
I think this is the most important aspect of marketing a book. It needs to be simple and yet intriguing.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I have so many. I would say anything that challenges your perceptions and causes you to look beyond your current understanding.
What do you read for pleasure?
W.B. Yeats is one of my favorites. I enjoy stories of real explorers like Teddy Roosevelt, Percy Fawcett, Ernst Shackleton.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Android because it is always with me.
Describe your desk
Anything I can rest my Laptop on. Usually my lap but I have done a lot of writing in a hammock in Mexico!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was a wild child that was always outside. I grew up near large stands of thick timber and loved exploring. I swam in streams and ponds, caught snakes and bugs, rubbed dirt on my scrapes and scratches and was constantly in trouble for coming home late.
When did you first start writing?
I was Forty Five years old when I first started writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is an intense adventure tale meant to hold the readers attention and keep the excitement high.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The thrill of creating something uniquely your own.
Published 2014-07-14.
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Books by This Author

Chasing El Dorado
Price: Free! Words: 75,300. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » General
An Ancient Alien artifact falls into the hands of a sociopathic Nazi bent on world domination. Callously cruel and depraved he will stop at nothing to find the source of its power. Jack Cage is equally determined to stop him and in doing so rescue the women he loves and avenge the death of his mentor. In this epic battle of good and evil neither side can imagine the horrifying truth awaiting them.