What readers are saying about this book
The Richard Jackson saga book 12 This book was a joy to read. I wish the character. It was actually a person in real life. It would’ve saved a lot of lives in Vietnam. I love you alternate universe that the author wrote this in. I wish it had been our universe.
Nice change. All the other books had stayed close enough to reality to seem possible in time-line. This book jumped history and changed history of Russia and North and South Vietnam. What could have been with a few changes.
Richard Jackson The Hero This was the most exciting saga yet. Richard always overcomes his adversities and makes it better for the common man. Another great read. What adventures await RJ in the next saga?
I like this version of history is better. The Richard Jackson saga is one of the best stories I have read. From recognising obscure references and famous character names; Frady to "On the Road Again" adds a spice of humor to a really funny story. The Siberian caper was superbly crafted. Richard is an amazing and admirable guy. Need more! Please.
Great Thanks to kindle unlimited I’ve binged the entire series. Truly an interesting alternate history of things possibly as they should have been with the young man as the catalyst.
Henry T. Cosgrove
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Other Books by Ed Nelson
- Richard Jackson Saga
- Cast in Time
Frequently Asked Questions for Ed Nelson
What inspired you to become a writer, and what drives you to continue writing today?
I had a contracted project finished and had time before the next one started. I had been thinking about a story for several years so decided to give it a try. It worked. I'm retired now so it is a nice hobby and the extra income is nice.
Can you tell us about your writing process? Do you have any specific rituals or habits that help you get into the writing zone?
I started out as a pantser, writing by the seat of my pants, no plot, no ending just writing. That works on a single novel but not a series. So now I try to plot, only gross outlines. When I get hung up on where to go next the pantser takes over.
Your latest book, Cast in Time, has been receiving excellent reviews. What was the most challenging part of writing it, and what do you hope readers will take away from it?
Plotting! Don't have telephones before you have electricity under control. Well maybe two tin cans and a string.
How do you approach character development? Are your characters based on real people, fictional archetypes, or entirely original creations?
I'm the hero of course. Eveyone else is an archetype. As a hero I'm also a archetype. That makes me a pretty shallow person! Maybe I'm not a hero after all.
What do you believe is the most critical element of a compelling story, and how do you ensure you deliver it in your writing?
Involving the reader deeper and deeper into the story until the most outrageous acts are believable.
Writing can be a solitary endeavor. How do you handle writer's block or self-doubt, and what advice would you give to aspiring writers facing similar challenges?
Walk away until the guilt piles up and start writing again.
Many of your readers admire your distinct writing style. How did you develop your voice, and how important do you think it is for writers to find their unique voice?
My voice is exactly that. When I type out the words I'm speaking them in my head as though I was telling the story our loud around a campfire. It is how I speak.
Beyond the pages of your books, what other forms of storytelling inspire you? Are there any particular authors, films, or artistic mediums that have influenced your writing?
I'm a voracious reader so many books have influenced me. I can't point to any specific one, but I know that I have picked up elements of storytelling.