On April 26th, Dr. Roy A. Teel Jr. had the opportunity to be interviewed by David Alan Binder for his personal blog. Binder uses his blog to promote up and coming authors like Roy and helps get these books into the hands of readers and reviewers. Roy would like to take a moment to not only share this interview with his fans but also to thank David for the opportunity and the interview.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
DB: What was the motivation to write your thirty novel Iron Eagle Series?
RT: The idea for the Iron Eagle was first hatched in my imagination though tragedy. One of my childhood friends was abducted by William Bonin aka The Freeway serial killer here in Los Angeles on Memorial Day 1979 and was brutally raped, emasculated, and murdered, with his body left on a hiking trail in the Agoura Hills. This was a turning point in my life, as it was for many people who knew my friend, and at the impressionable age of 14, the world was no longer a safe place. It would be more than 30 years before I would start the first book in the series, “Rise of The Iron Eagle,” which brings an anti-hero in the form of FBI Special Agent John Swenson, aka “The Iron Eagle,” to life.
DB: Where are you currently living?
RT: Lake Arrowhead, California
DB: What is the most important thing that you have learned in your writing experience, so far?
RT:Writing is a business and while the creative process is wonderful, as an author, I have to remember that I write because I love it, but it is a business and must be treated as such.
DB: What would you say is your most interesting writing, publishing, editing or illustrating quirk?
RT: All of my novels are written on a single return envelope like the kind you receive in the mail to send in a payment. A plain white envelope is all that I use to write all of my books. When a novel is completed, the envelope is placed in a black binder as a reminder of where it all began.
Writing is a business and while the creative process is wonderful, as an author, I have to remember that I write because I love it, but it is a business and must be treated as such.
You can read the entire interview HERE.