Interview with Brad Thor

October, 2009
Brad Thor

Quick Start


SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

BT: The result of hard work and taking chances.

SS: What is your motto or maxim?

BT: Never give up. Never give in.


What Readers want to know...


SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?

BT: There are three keys to happiness: Something to do. Someone to love. and Something to look forward to.

SS: What’s your greatest fear?

BT: That somebody will figure out what it is...

SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

BT: Raising William F. Buckley from the grave so he could go after his son...

SS: With whom in history do you most identify?

BT: Ronald Reagan

SS: Which living person do you most admire?

BT: The Black Ops team leader I was with in Afghanistan...

SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?

BT: Stop, or I'll shoot...

SS: What do you regret most?

BT: Not ever bringing enough ammo along...

SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

BT: Ability to eat fifty eggs in an hour...

SS: What is your greatest achievement?

BT: Writing my first novel...

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

BT: I grab checks way too quickly...

SS: What’s your best quality?

BT: I'm always there when my friends need me...

SS: If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

BT: A Predator high above the SWAT valley...

SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?

BT: My incredible taste in cufflinks...

SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?

BT: Detective John Corey

SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?

BT: Don't have one...

SS: If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

BT: The prophet Mohammed. "Put down the sword, look me in the eye, and tell me it's really a religion of peace."

SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?

BT: People who think they're above the law...

SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

BT: Working out and shooting...

SS: What’s your fantasy profession?

BT: Clueless politician...

SS: What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

BT: Integrity, Dignity, Loyalty

SS: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

BT: Steak - lots and lots of steak.

SS: What are your 5 favorite songs?

BT: Flashlight, Guitars & Cadilacs, Back in Black, C'est Manifique, Ring of Fire


Questions About Books and Writing


SS: Who are your favorite authors?

BT: Sidney Sheldon, Alexandre Dumas, Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, Kyle Mills, Nelson Demille, Daniel Silva, Steve Berry, James Rollins, Dan Brown, AJ Tata, Brent Ghelfi - the list goes on and on and on...

SS: What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

BT: The Pillars of the Earth, The Day After Tomorrow, Alas Babylon, One Second After, The Count of Monte Cristo.

SS: Is there a book you love to reread?

BT: The Green Beret In You

SS: Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

BT: Write what you love to read...

SS: What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

BT: Where do you get your ideas?


General Questions


SS: What is your birthdate?

BT: 8/21

SS: What were your previous occupations?

BT: TV producer/host

SS: What was/is your favorite job?

BT: Author

SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?

BT: University of Southern California

SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

BT: Johnny Cash

SS: What is your favorite movie?

BT: The Great Escape

SS: What is your favorite television show?

BT: Rome

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Cathleen Mitchell I get a feeling some of these answers were given, just to move on


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