T.W. is an experienced pilot who holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating with time in over 50 different private and ex-military aircraft. His real life flights that have ranged from patrol flights to transporting dignitaries has given him the background to write action sequences with such vivid detailed descriptions the reader feels like they can feel the vibration and smell the jet fumes.
The author is an accomplished marksmen and enjoys honing his shooting skills with not only handguns but tactical rifles. He also enjoys working with his hands on various restoration projects such as restoring ex-military vehicles and aircraft to remodeling and home improvement projects. Over the years he has owned and raced a number of high performance automobiles not only on the quarter mile, but in closed course touring as well as sports car parking lot races.
Based out of Wichita, Kansas where he lives with his wife and is surrounded by his sons, their families and his grandkids the author enjoys traveling and learning the history and background of various new areas.
What books have you written?
Interview with author T.W. Anderson of Wichita, Kansas, author of the novel series “A Reluctant White Knight” with Volume 1 “Will It Be Sunny Tomorrow?” copyright 2008, published through Amazon.com self-publishing division CreateSpace.com in 2009 and available through Amazon.com in print and electronically, thanks to the guidance and assistance of Smashwords it is also available as an e-Book for KINDLE, NOOK and most other e-readers. Volume 2: “Coyote Running” Volume 3: “Seascape’s Aground !” Volume 4: “Legacy of the General” Volume 5: “Splash Landing” Volume 6: Working Title “Not on MY ranch!”
So why do you write novels?
Actually, it started out as a stress reliever when I was up against some political pressure in a previous job. While I traveled extensively for that job trying to recruit more business, I spent a lot of nights in hotel rooms. I didn’t want to sit in front of a TV and let my mind grow numb. And whenever I picked up a book to read, because I love suspense thrillers where good triumphs over evil, they were written with what I would call an R or even an X rating. I didn’t need that sort of language or graphic sexual descriptions filling my head. It’s tough enough being a guy and trying not to let others negatively influence how you speak and think. I’m sick and tired of being embarrassed taking my wife someplace and hearing gutter talk. People who want to talk like they are in a locker room or a bar now do it whether they are in a mall or standing in front of their kids. And most mystery books, most action movies, are far too graphic in language, sexual content and violence. I write in a style that isn’t going to embarrass someone if the guy or girl sitting next to you on a bus or a plane starts reading the book over your shoulder.
Rather than sit in a hotel room on those business trips I’d find a nice park, fire up my laptop and just type out a fantasy story. I spent a week in Los Angeles on business and had to work an exhibit booth from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. five days in a row. When I got off work I didn’t want to sit in my hotel room so I drove to Marina Del Rey where I had called upon a prospective customer early in that week. I sat at the marina each night that week until midnight typing on my laptop. By the end of the week, better than half of my first book was in rough draft form.
Volume 5 of the Suspense/Romance novel series A Reluctant White Knight. Splash Landing continues the adventures of the series primary characters, Tom and Sunny Rowter. The suspense, action, love story and family values of the previous volumes continues and builds.
Volume 4: Legacy of the General - picks up where the novel series A Reluctant White Knight - Volume 3: Seascape's Aground ! left off. A good friend of the family patriarch has given his life to save those of the women the family loves. Can Tom Rowter protect the General's legacy without causing his loving wife Sunny more heartache?
Published: August 31, 2015.
Fiction » Romance » Suspense
The action scenes are tense and believable, and so are the tender moments. Especially for readers who have experienced firsthand the pleasures and challenges of second chances, relationship wise, and of romance later in life, this volume provides a bonus in sharing a more intimate and authentic window into the trials and tribulations that test — and strengthen — the relationships.
A Reluctant White Knight
Volume 2 in the Romance/Suspense Fiction series of novels by author T.W. Anderson.
Trouble in the mail to upset an otherwise wonderful new marriage. Life interrupted by a favor turned “mission”. Helping the ranch’s business means taking drastic action. Keeping secrets causes marital stress. A Nation aided in saving lives in jeopardy.
Intended Audience: Adults of all ages with an interest in suspense, romance, aviation, action, good triumphing over evil.
The primary character is recovering from the loss of his wife of nearly twenty-five years. He uses the experience of his past to rescue a stranger and then protect that person from an attempted kidnapping. The scene of the book is set in present day rural West Texas.