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.
Archives for January 2016
Back at Fordham University, where I earned my MA English in 1998, one writer most graduate students had an opinion about was Stephen King. I mean, EVERYONE has an opinion about Stephen King. But anyone who has decided to dedicate their professional lives to reading and critical analysis–that is, the professors-in-training who pass through English graduate programs–deserve to be heard out. Should Stephen King be part of the literary canon–yes or no?
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.