Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
My ideas usually start with real life situations and news stories. For example, with Lazar’s Mission, I got the idea for a World War II fighter plane crash-landing in the Sahara desert from the discovery in 2012 of just such an airplane. From there, I let my imagination run and did extensive research on tangential subjects that eventually sparked ideas for the plot, and I let my mind stew on all of it until I found a clever way to tie everything together. It’s funny how it all happens, too, because I usually sit amidst a sea of research with no idea how it’s all going to meld into an intriguing book. But one day I wake up, and it all makes sense. Then just try to wrench me away from my computer!