Ric Thayer


It was back in the great one. I was a Leftenant in HM Royal Fusiliers, posted in Bora Bora... No, Wait a minute. I am not even British, and I have only seen pictures of Bora Bora.

My proudest accomplishment has been as a father. It is an exceptional and noteworthy accomplishment that, despite my marked lack of direct involvement, that there is not a dud in the entire bunch of seven children. It is almost certainly due to the fact that I have married above myself in both cases.

I am a Navy Veteran of no significant distinction. I am an American, proud of my country, and proud to have served in my country's Navy. However, I am disillusioned and angry at the direction out government has taken in these last few decades. Politics has devolved to the point where Richard Nixon would be indistinguishable among all of the other crooks, and Watergate would not even hit the front page.

My goal, in whatever is left of my unremarkable life, is to get people to open their eyes, rub out the sleep, and get the government back under control. I choose to start with humor. If I can make someone laugh, and then that person steps back and say, "Wait a minute..." I will have accomplished something.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Like David Lamb, a character created by my favorite author, Robert A. Heinlein, I was motivated to become a writer because, I am too lazy to fail. Stories are the fabric of which life is woven, and I have some small talent for telling a story. When I was very young, we had this box that had buttons on it. All the buttons had letters painted on top, and when you touched one of these buttons, the corresponding letter would appear on the piece of paper that I had inserted. I discovered that you could form words from these letters, and paragraphs from words, and to my delight, I had invented writing. That is, of course, until I found that someone else had invented writing, and I had only stolen the idea. It was too late. I was hooked!
Who are your favorite authors?
Robert A. Heinlein, Andy Andrews, Og Mandino, Ray Bradbury, David McCullough, Edgar Allan Poe, Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Franklin, Brad Thor, J.M. Barrie, Spider Robinson, Michael Shaara, Jeff Shaara, L. Frank Baum, Arthur Conan Doyle, Vince Flynn, Art Buchwald, W.P. Kinsella, James Herriot, Joseph Ellis, Napoleon Hill, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Fletcher Knebel, Jeffrey Archer, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Thomas Paine, Roger Zelazny, Charles Dickens, William Safire, Ann Coulter, Joe Haldeman, Alexandre Dumas, Robert Conroy, Jim Rohn, Judge Andrew Napolitano, John C. Maxwell, Walter Isaacson, NIcholas Boothman, and many more, too numerous to enumerate.
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