Saturday, February 06, 2016

Ward Larsen – A Peppy Author Interview with The Perfect Assassin series

Ward Larsen – An insightful author interview

Ward Larsen and The Perfect Assassin Series

Ward Larsen began writing as a new airline pilot

Welcome, Ward Larsen. Thanks for accepting an invite for the author interview on my blog. All the best for your next three books on The Assasin Series. Your six books published so far have been a big hit. Let us hope for the uprising trend for all your upcoming books.
Ward Larsen – A Peppy Author Interview with The Perfect Assassin series

Your real name and pen name? Same—Ward Larsen
About your education  Bachelors degree from the University of Central Florida
What career did you plan during your education days   I played soccer in college, long enough to realize that Manchester United was not an option. I took a few flying lessons on a whim, and soon after had signed up to join the Air Force and go to pilot training after college.
What languages you can speak and write?  I have a limited ability with Spanish and French
What hurts you most in this world? People who are not kind
What is your favorite genre and why? I have always enjoyed spy thrillers but occasionally read historical non-fiction. The spy thrillers I like for the pure escapism, and I always try to remember that when I am writing them.
When did you start writing? What is the purpose of your writing? I began writing as a new airline pilot. I had many long layovers and was looking for something productive to do. I remember reading a particularly bad book (which I will not name because, as alluded to above, I try to be kind) and thinking to myself I can do better than that.
Which of your work has been published so far? Would you like to share a synopsis of your work? I’ve had six books published so far, the seventh arriving in May 2016.

Ward Larsen – A Peppy Author Interview with The Perfect Assassin series

What keeps you motivating towards writing? Retirement from flying—I still maintain a day job as an airline captain
How do you plan, schedule and monitor your writing commitments? It is becoming increasingly difficult as I have more books with deadlines. I don’t have a set schedule, but simply write whenever I get a few free minutes or hours
What are your future plans? I will be writing The Perfect Assassin series for the next three books.
What is generally your preference in reading – a paper book or ebook? And why? I actually listen mostly to audiobooks—I have a two-hour drive once a week and it is the best chance for me “read”
How much real life goes into a fiction writing? A great deal. Some are my own experiences, and I also get ideas from non-fiction stories I’ve read
Your dream destination on Earth? New Zealand
Your favorite book and why? The Day of the Jackal. I don’t really know why, and that’s the beauty of it. The book just works perfectly.
Your favorite sports? Soccer. Manchester United
First thing you do in the morning after waking up? Read the New York Times

Links & other relevant details:
ISBN-13: 978-1-60809-167-6
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing, TOR/FORGE

Thank you, Ward Larsen, for the fabulous and peppy author interview. Good luck once again for the next three books in The Assasin Series. 

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