Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a former military man, orofessor, and have written 11 books. The next is released this month by Casemate Publishing.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Four War Boer: The Century and Life of Pieter Arnoldus Krueler. Co-authored with my wife Anne Marie Lewis.
My interest stemmed from interviewing him, and his historical significance in over seven decades of warfare, from teenaged messenger/sniper, to commando and mercenary.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Cornelius Ryan, Raymond F. Toliver and Trevor J. Constable, Alfred Price and other historians.
What are you working on now?
The German Aces Speak Vol. 2, interviews with 4 more Luftwaffe fighter poilts from WW II. I write with my wife, Anne Marie Lewis.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
www.lewisheatonbooks.com as well as our various publishers’ websites, such as casemate Publishing, Zenith Press, Naval Institute Press, Algora Publishing, etc
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Never give up, look for an agent who understands your field of interest, and become an expert in your field so that your work stands up to the rigors of scrutiny. Have a website to also self promote your book. Do not rely upon BN.COM or Amazon to do that for you. Do radio and if possible TV interviews. et recognized persons in your field to write blurbs or forewords, add to the name recognition.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never understimate the potential of a good thought.
What are you reading now?
Several books for research
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hitler’s Inner Circle. This book will be an analysis of Hitler through my interviews with over 70 Germans who knew him.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Count of Monte Cristo. never understimate the power of revenge.
Author Websites and Profiles
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