Continue to learn about the creators of Broken Arrow Mercenary Force in part three of the five-part interview series.
- Do you enjoy listening to audiobooks, or reading e-books, or are you old school?
Rick: I don’t like reading physical books anymore at all. I prefer e-books. Audio books can be good, but only with the right narrator. Some guys read too slow and I get impatient.
Drew: I prefer paperback books. Hardbacks are too clunky, and e-books don’t feel like a book. I also have a hard time with audiobooks because it becomes background noise.
- If you had a book turned into a movie, who would you cast as the protagonist, and from which book?
Rick: If the Duty, Honor, Planet series were adapted into a series of movies, I think Jack O’Connell, the guy who starred in Unbroken, would make a good Jason McKay, if he put on a little muscle. The harder casting would be Shannon Stark. Scarlett Johansen would have been perfect about 15 years ago, but not anymore.
Drew: If Dead Planet was made into a movie, I think Drew Roy from Falling Skies would make a good Serus.
- You get the option between a movie deal or a streaming service creating a TV show from your worlds, which would you pick and why?
Rick: From a story standpoint, a limited series on a streaming service would be ideal, but money wise, the movie would be better.
Drew: Netflix, I have this idea, call me bro.
- Do you believe in having a legacy, if so, what do you hope your legacy will be?
Rick: It’s nice to think people will be reading my books after I’m dead, but the only legacy I really care about is my kids.
Drew: I hope that when I leave this world that I will have made enough of a positive impact on people that I will be remembered. I mainly want my kids to remember me, but I’ve led a lot of people in the military, and that kind of bond is really tight as well.
- Has your service in the military influenced your writing?
Rick: Definitely. It gave me an insight into how it feels and into the kind of people who join the military and either accept the risk or long for it.
Drew: Of course. I even work some of the personalities I meet into my books. The people I kill fictionally are pretty lucky I have writing as an outlet lol.
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!
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