E.A. Padilla


Raised in a small agricultural community in Northern California, then briefly living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange & now in San Diego County, combined with his experience as an insurance claims adjustor, gave Padilla a unique point of view. He also travelled throughout the US to settle claims resulting from disasters (floods, earthquakes, tornadoes & fire storms) as well as handled improbable bodily injuries, rape and even murder. That occupation took him into court rooms, and required a deep understanding about the legal process. It's no surprise that his reading influences were early Stephen King, Tom Clancy and John Grisham.

Padilla is an avid moviegoer. This love of movies motivates Padilla encouraging the use of vivid mental images. His layered educational background (started in Physics but graduated with a BA in Economics and minor in Psychology) helps provide his readers with multiple points of views. He uses historically accurate facts and weaves his stories through unpredictable action and mayhem with surprising twists and turns.

Padilla's first book "Rule One Twenty" was published in 2015. His second book "Michaso (the Korean word for crazy)" was published in 2016. His third book "Tunnels" was published on June 6, 2017. The sequel to Rule One Twenty is titled "Sentinel Event" and will be available for purchase the first quarter of 2018.

You may visit his website at www.eappublishing.com to see his upcoming book signing events and future projects.

Smashwords Interview

Which authors influenced you?
When I was in high school, I read a lot of Stephen King. Although he had great horror books, like The Shining, Carrie, Firestarter, Cujo, the list could go on and on, he also wrote a lot of non-supernatural books or short stories. Two of my favorite Stephen King stories that were made into movies were Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me.

After I started working for State Farm, at the recommendation of a co-worker, I started reading Tom Clancy. I was hooked and read all of his early stuff; Patriot Games, Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger. It was great to see all of those books become movies. My favorite book by Clancy was Red Storm Rising. I’d always wished that a movie was made of that book.

The one author that I have read all of his fiction books is John Grisham. My sister told me that I have a lot in common with Grisham in terms of my age when I started pursuing a writing career combined with our occupations. Although Grisham was an attorney and later a politician, I was an insurance claims adjuster and later Casualty Superintendent. It seemed I was always up to my neck with lawsuits and strange claim scenarios.

My favorite Grisham books are The Client and The King of Torts. Although I read all types of genres and authors, the ones that had the biggest influence on my writing style are Stephen King, Tom Clancy and John Grisham.
What is your style? Do you have a common thread to your writing style?
I do. I like to take a tidbit of truth similar to historical fiction. I keep my eye out for some unusual piece of information that is factually accurate yet unknown to the general public. Like the existence of invasion tunnels dug by the DPRK, for example. Using that piece of fact, I try to weave a thrilling story surrounded by interesting and engaging characters to not only entertain the reader, but also, in some way, inform them about something important that deserves a closer examination.
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Where to find E.A. Padilla online


Rule One Twenty
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,170. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
This story of suspense, murder and intrigue is a thriller that takes the reader on a wild journey. Just when you think the ride is over, the reader is taken in another direction. As one reviewer put it, "international leaders, stateside bigwigs, and simple common folks are all potential targets as we are taken on a wild ride of twists and turns, mystery and murder."
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,460. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Michaso is the Korean word meaning crazy. Hye-Jin's judgment seems sound. The people she allows into her life seem to make sense. In life, sometimes, none of that matters. Many people believe that if life's lessons aren't learned, one may be forced to relive it over and over again. Will Hye-Jin can take control of her life? Or will she be pulled into a downward spiral where there is no return?
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 120,240. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Tunnels follows the secret military mission Hummingbird using a subterranean spy satellite over Korea's DMZ. A huge underground invasion tunnel excavated by the DPRK into South Korea is found. Can the Agency destroy the tunnel without being exposed? Or will their actions spark the next world war?

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action    adventure    conspiracy    fiction    fictional war    korea    korean culture    military    murder    mystery    psychological    spies    spies politics    supernatural    suspense    thriller