I recently interviewed Allan Winneker, author of four thrillers including Border Line, which recounts the story of Rusty Powell, a Border Patrol agent kidnapped and held for ransom by a fictional drug cartel in northern Mexico. I interviewed Allan to learn more about the novel and his approach to the story, and to find how it was inspired by the highly visible and high-profile death of an actual Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry, in 2010.
I am super-excited to announce that on Wednesday, January 20, I am scheduled to interview Allan Winneker, author of Border Line! Border Line is about, to borrow a quote from the novel’s Amazon page, “[t]he dangers facing U.S. Border Patrol Agents while policing our frontier…brought to life in this story of murder, kidnapping and the footprints that drug trafficking leave on the lives of those brave people locked in the battle to protect us.”
Winneker’s novel is intended to honor BPA Brian Terry who was killed in 2010 during a gunfight outside Rio Rico, Arizona.
As a fan of 20th century American history, I recently was privileged to interview author Ramona Flightner and to learn how her Banished Saga series goes back in time to depict Boston around 1900. In particular, her writing reflects the status of women and immigrants in New England more than 100 years ago. The interview follows.
I was excited to recently connect with and interview Lisa Ann O’Kane whose debut young-adult novel, Essence, was released on June 3, 2014. I have known Lisa (virtually) since 2011 as we both, on different occasions, belonged to the same close-knit writers group in Denver, Colorado. Lisa has since moved to Florida and I to Maryland. However, we became friends through a mutual love of writing and it has been my pleasure to watch her exciting though sometimes challenging journey to publication. Readers may follow Lisa’s journey via her website. Her bio and links to her social networks follow the interview below.