Interview with Thomas H. Ward

What's the story behind your latest book?
After writing 10 books in the Tocabaga Series, which is based in Florida, and 3 books in the Templars Quest Series, which transported the reader overland in search of the lost Templars Treasure from Florida to Arizona and the Grand Canyon. Of course on the way, Jack Gunn and the Modern Templar Warriors have to fight their way across the United States.

I decided to write CRITICAL INCIDENTS, a mystery spy thriller, which takes place in South Korea,.because I spent over a year living in Korea and it is a land of Mystery. This is the first of 3 books I have planned that take place in Asia. Jack Gunn battles the forces of evil no matter where they are.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am waiting to see if it does. This is my first book to go on Smashwords out of 18 I have published.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When people write me and advise they enjoyed my story.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are the best and one of the reasons I try really hard to write a great story. I don't want to let them down.
What are you working on next?
Jack Gunn goes to Japan taking a job with the Yakuza Boss, Kamata-san. "MURDER IN THE RISING SUN - MAFIA JUSTICE"
Jack and his lover the blood thirsty woman named Midori-san ... a trained killer is about to take over the Yakuza Inagawa Clan.
Who are your favorite authors?
I don't have a favorite per say. I read mostly fiction books and sometimes 2 or 3 at a time.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life is to short to stay in bed. I only get about 5 ours sleep a night.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Playing the stock market.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
just search and look around on different sights or if I receive a deal in my email.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, My first fiction story was TOCABAGA. It is a 10 books series. check it out. My favorite series is TEMPLARS QUEST.
What is your writing process?
I write everyday. My process is totally weird.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No I don't.
How do you approach cover design?
I look on the net for art that reflect what my book is about.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I can't say for sure but one is the Bible.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like fiction stories or true stories about war and sci fi about aliens
What is your e-reading device of choice?
my computer
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
emails
Describe your desk
It is a mess. Papers all over the place with notes from my research. I do a lot of research for my books.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Lakewood Ohio more or less a middle class neighbor. I never thought of being a writer until 13 years ago.
When did you first start writing?
13 years ago I wrote my first book SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING TOOLS.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A friend of mine suggested it. She is a publisher and good friend.
Published 2016-06-12.
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