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What advice would you give to other aspiring young authors?
First learn the rules of the craft. By that statement, I am not being mean but realistic. This is a tough business and unless you can convience an agent or publisher that you are professional enough to learn the rules they will not take you seriously. Once you've learned the basics then start writing every day and keep writing. Most importantly, you must keep faith with your readers by writing for them and not for yourself.
What is your short definition of good fiction?
It is a simple formula really; character plus conflict equals drama. Drama is the indispensable ingredient for good fiction. Look at the big name authors of today: Dan Brown, Tom Clancy, James Patterson, David Baldacci, and John Grisham, to name only a few. Drama literally jumps off of the pages of their works.
Do you have any plans to adapt Point Deception for the movies or possibly a television mini-series?
As it happens I am in the process of penning a screen play based on the last half of the book when Tim Kelly goes to Vietnam.