What is your favorite Bible verse?
That's a tough one. I like 1 Peter 1:13 a lot, and 2 Timothy 1:7
What inspired the concept for the Task Force Valor Series?
I read a book about the true-life story of seven men who escaped from a soviet work camp in Siberia during WWII and walked 4,000 miles to safety. Somehow, that led to this story. :)
Is any part of Task Force Valor Series factual?
ITEB (our liquid explosive) really exists, and all of the places I write about are factual, and I've visited each of them myself. I did my best to make every aspect of the book as true-to-life as possible.
How closely is Task Force Valor Series based on your life experiences?
I added a lot of my own experience to the scenes in the book - or those of people I know. Not in the plot points, but more in the small things, like (in book 2) the prop falling off the boat at sea. That really happened to me once.
How did you choose the location for the setting?
I got the idea about using Chernobyl after reading a blog by a woman who had explored its ghost towns. And the location is someplace most people would never go that is dangerous, mysterious, and has an interesting history. It also worked with the plot.
How long did Meltdown take you to complete?
Longer than it should have. :)
What is the symbolism for the title Meltdown?