Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category
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.
Iron Eagle Series author, Roy A. Teel Jr. was quoted. Here’s an excerpt:
From unpublished research to financial influence, there are a number of ways clinical trials can be manipulated to get a new drug on the market.
For 12 years, Roy A. Teel Jr. was involved in human research trials at the University of California, Los Angeles, but he didn’t don a lab coat.
As a research subject with progressive multiple sclerosis, he was involved in five medical trials.
When his condition didn’t improve, he retired on disability in 2011. The whole ordeal left a sour taste in his mouth.
Read the full article at http://www.healthline.com/health-news/whats-wrong-with-drug-trials#1.
Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews website recently interviewed Roy A. Teel Jr. Here’s an excerpt:
What inspired you to write this book? The Iron Eagle was birthed by my imagination through tragedy after one of my schoolmates and friends was murdered by serial killer William Bonin, aka The Freeway Killer, on Memorial Day, 1979. From that moment on, I imagined a person who could protect people of all ages, sexes, races, and creeds from predators.
Read the full interview at lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com/2015/08/interview-with-roy-teel-jr-as-he.html
Interviews you can really sink your teeth into
The Bookie Monster posted an interview with the Iron Eagle Series author. Here’s an excerpt:
How do you come up with the character names in your books? To quote Shakespeare, “What’s in a name?” The answer is a lot. Character names come from all different sources. People I know, knew, admire, hate, love, etc. Once I have a name for a character, especially one that I feel will be around for a while, I harness it and use its energy.
Read the full interiew at http://bookie-monster.com/interview-post/interview-by-roy-a-teel-jr
Fiction Books | New on the Shelf This Week
Hi all! I thought I’d share one of my latest interviews with you. It originally appeared on http://www.fiction-books.biz/meet-the-authors/new-on-the-shelf-at-fiction-books-this-week-79/. Enjoy!
“IT’S FICTION. DO I REALLY NEED FACTS?” by Roy A. Teel Jr.
As a novelist, I’m often asked, “How much fact is in your fiction?” The answer might surprise you – a lot. It’s one thing to sit down and write a story; it’s another to introduce real places and attractions into your scenes. In my 30-book Los Angeles based Iron Eagle crime novel series, one of the most important things I do is focus on real places and locations in and around Los Angeles. I also spend a great deal of time researching my subject matter. → Read more
I want to share this interview I did with Elle on her Girl on Fire the Blog. Thank you to Elle for the opportunity to talk to her about the Iron Eagle Series.elleayess.blogspot.com/2015/02/RoyTeelInterview.html