Interview with Brad ThorOctober, 2009
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?
SS: What is your birthdate?
SS: What were your previous occupations?
BT: TV producer/host
SS: What was/is your favorite job?
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?
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