Interview with Richard F Hill

What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly adventure or detective books, with the occasional biography thrown in.
How many books do you read per year?
It has to be more than 50 as I normally read at least one per week.
Describe your desk
Hah! That's a good one. Centermost is my MacBook Pro, with an HP laser printer and calculator on the left, the phone and a pile of to-do lists, mail and other things I am waiting to be old enough to throw in the recycle bin.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Raleigh, NC and lived there for 6 years. At the end of WWII, my mother and I joined my father at Fort Pepperell, Newfoundland. That was a great place to be a kid and for 3 years I was out in the snow or exploring the island. I lost my love of snow. Until my last year of high school, I was an Army Brat, moving every 3-4 years. I finished high school in Asheville, NC.

That, plus my own moving many, many time while in the Army, well, it gave me a better view of the world. I've always wanted to writ, but it took a long time to get started.
When did you first start writing?
For publishing it was 2015
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Much easier than the older formal route.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Definitely Smashwords and Amazon.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's great fun.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are the point of writing. They are not just customers, they are the point of putting pen to keyboard.
Who are your favorite authors?
Lee Childs, John Grisham, Jack Higgins
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading and watching television, or enjoying friends.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly by accident.
How do you approach cover design?
So far I have done it myself, but I may have it done by other from now on.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that I can still do so.
Published 2016-08-27.
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Books by This Author

The Old Farts In The Keys
Series: The Old Farts. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,330. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Private Detective McKenzie Ford loves the adventure of strange cases. He and his cohorts find themselves in Key Largo involved in a vigilante style assault on a New Jersey (where else?) mob family on a multi-million dollar yacht.
The Old Farts In The Swamp
Series: The Old Farts. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,610. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Private Detective McKenzie Ford loves the adventure of strange cases. He and his partner John Fairchild, and old war buddy, investigate a strange death at an alligator farm. Things get interesting as the pair get deeper into the mystery.
The Old Farts In Miami
Series: The Old Farts. Price: Free! Words: 25,280. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Private Detective McKenzie Ford loves the adventure of strange cases. Still dealing with the impact of a war long ago, his buddies, a group of former Special Forces soldiers, take on a cartel and kidnapping. Vengeance for an old friend is worth the price.
Iron Soldiers In Vietnam
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,770. Language: American English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This book will be an enjoyable read for any soldier who served with an engineer unit in Vietnam. Iron Soldiers is the story of the 577th Engineer Battalion (Construction) in Vietnam from January of 1967 through January of 1968. It is the story of a young Captain and the thousand or more men he worked with during the construction of many demanding construction projects under combat conditions..