Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Born and raised in the icy wastelands of North Dakota, RW Krpoun joined the US Army, serving two enlistments before being honorably discharged at Fort Hood, Texas. Delighted to discover a land where snow was a novelty, he settled in Texas and took up a career in law enforcement, serving twenty-five years to date and counting. His service includes a Sheriff’s Office and two Municipal police agencies, as well as two enlistments in the Texas National Guard as a Criminal Investigator.
RW lives on lakeside acreage with his lovely and amazingly tolerant wife Ann, and a band of ill-mannered animals who are all highly photogenic. His hobbies include reading, history, various forms of shooting, collecting battle-ready examples of medieval weaponry, and learning to use such weapons.
His current projects are the third book in the YGAT trilogy and a science fiction novel. He had twelve books current in print.
The YGAT series:
Book One: Payload
Book Two: Rolling Hunger
Book Three: TBA
The Phantom Badgers series:
Book One: Dark Obligations
Book Two: Dark Key
Book Three: Dark Path
Book Four: Dark Practices
Book Five: Dark Tide
Book Six: Dark Journeys (TBA)
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Sunstone, a zombie novel set revolutionary Mexicoin 1912. I am a published author of zombie works, a fan of good Westerns, and have harbored a deep desire to write an alternative history novel, three things which came together in Sunstone. Sunstone is one of the most enjoyable projects I have worked on.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I type with one finger. For some reason a conventional typing style inhibits my creative process.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Too many to count. Just off the top of my head: Tim Powers, Glen Cook (the Black Company especially), Keith Taylor (Bard series), GRR Martin, Waumbaugh, George Fraser (Flashman), and countless others. Every book I read I look upon as an opportunity to learn.
What are you working on now?
A zombie novel in a fantasy setting, except that the fantasy world involved is in a shot & pike era, which is later than most fantasy books.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Blind luck is my usual method. I really am not very skilled at marketing. I do have great hopes for this site.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Secure a good-paying day job.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never pet a burning dog.
What are you reading now?
The Flashman series.
What’s next for you as a writer?
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Bible and a collection of works on how primitive people built, sailed, and navigated boats.
Author Websites and Profiles
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