Questions with the BAMF Authors: Part 1

Join Merchants of War writers, Rick Partlow and Drew Avera, as they answer some interview questions in this five-part series.

  1. Where are you from?

Rick: Brandon, FL.

Drew: Meridian, MS, but currently live in Chesapeake, VA.

  1. What was your biggest interests growing up?

Rick: Space, dinosaurs and the Army.

Drew: Army movies, comic books, and music.

  1. When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Rick: When I was in HS, I began writing my first book.

Drew: When I was sixteen, I read “What Savage Beast” by Peter David. It was a novel based on the Incredible Hulk. It showed me that books could be cool if I found the ones I was interested in. After reading it three times, I decided I wanted to write a book one day. It took another fourteen years before I did it.

  1. Did you have friends, family, or teachers who inspired you to write?

Rick: No.

Drew: Not at first, but I found several friends online in the author community that inspired me to keep going.

  1. Do you still have a copy of the first thing you wrote?

Rick: No, it got thrown out during one of our moves.

Drew: No. My first attempt was while on deployment in 2007. It was a dystopian book I called “A General’s Hart” and I made it three pages before abandoning it. I do have the draft of the next book I attempted before completing my first book, “Exodus.”

 

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Learn more about Rick Partlow at his website.

Learn more about Drew Avera at his website.

Stay tuned for more questions and answers in this five-part series!

Read Rick and Drew’s first book in the Broken Arrow Mercenary Force series today!

About

I am an active duty Navy veteran and self published science fiction author. I grew up in Mississippi and joined the navy at seventeen. I now live in Virginia with my wife and two daughters.

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