Interview with Pat Kraft

Interview with Pat Kraft

What genre do you write and why?
Technothriller. Technology intrigues me.

Interview with Pat Kraft
Tell us about your latest book.
In Genocide: Sean Ireland, the first gay presidential candidate in US history, is guaranteed the election—until hes found dead at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

What marketing methods are you using to promote your book?
Social Media, blog book tour, and some traditional.

What formats is the book available in?
Print and e-book.

Who are your favorite authors?
Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth, John le Carré, and Ken Follett.

What advice do you have for other writers?
Read a lot. Write every day, even if at first the duration is short, and write about what interests you. Trust your own judgment. Join a writing critique group. The experience is invaluable.

What's your favorite quote about writing/for writers?
Writing is like a 'lust,' or like 'scratching when you itch.' Writing comes as a result of a very strong impulse, and when it does come, I, for one, must get it out—C.S. Lewis.

What's the best thing about being a writer?
Dreaming up technical plots, making the pieces to the puzzle—fit, and travel to research new book settings.

Where can people find out more about you and your writing?

Who is you favorite character in your book and why?
Bullet, because he is my favorite character in real life.

Why do you think readers are going to enjoy your book?
Darcy as supersleuth is a likable heroine with spunk and smarts who doesnt shy away from a challenge. The technical parts of the story sets it apart from an average thriller.

Interview with Pat Kraft
How long did it take you to write your book?
Three years.

Who designed the cover?
Fiona Raven Book Design

Did you learn anything from writing your book that was unexpected?
Book research, while often time-consuming, can be fun and you learn a lot about many different subjects.

Where can a reader purchase your book?
Amazon & The e-book will be widely distributed to e-retailers including iBookstore and Kobo.
What are you doing to market the book? 
Social media, book blog tours, print campaign, and appearances at various events.

Who inspires you?
Accomplishing goals inspires me.

How do you research your books?
Reading nonfictions, magazines, Internet, travel.

What is your work in progress? Tell us about it.
CLON-X :Darcy and Bullet her giant schnauzer find a trash bag submerged in a stream. Inside are the pulverized remains of renowned geneticist Dr. Catherine Lord, who has been receiving death threats for her research on human cloning.

What are your thoughts on self-publishing verses traditional publishing?
Self-publishing gives you more control and flexibility. You are the boss.

Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
Reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys mystery novels.

Does your family support you in your writing career? How?
Yes. Moral support. My parents and five brothers are proud of me. They admire my self-discipline and persistence in working to achieve my goal to writing and publishing not one book, but an entire series.

What are you currently reading?
The Looting Machine by Tim Burgis.

What books or authors have most influenced your life?
Robert Ludlum.

When youre not writing, how do you spend your time?
With Bullet, my giant schnauzer, gardening, traveling, photography, reading, and cooking.


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