JERUSALEM — Last week, Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona, hosted me for the best Zoom event I have done on this tour, and one of the most fun book tour events I have done in years!
Barbara also invited Kyle Mills to join us from his home in Wyoming. Kyle is the New York Times bestselling author of his own amazing novels. He was also chosen to continue writing the riveting “Mitch Rapp” novels after the untimely passing of the great Vince Flynn a few years ago. And Kyle is hitting it out of the park!
What I so loved about the conversation was that it was not so much about the geopolitical scenario behind THE BEIRUT PROTOCOL— which is fascinating and which is most interviewers ask me about — but about the craft of writing, about life as a novelist, about how I created Marcus Ryker, about how we develop characters, sources of inspiration, how we do research, and so much more.
Especially interesting was the intriguing connection that few readers know between Vince Flynn, Kyle and me that connects us all in fiction and in real life. I don’t want to give it away, but it’s worth watching the Zoom videos or listening to the podcast of our conversation just for this connection alone.