Donn Taylor led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with air reconnaissance in Europe and Asia. Afterwards, he completed a PhD degree at The University of Texas and taught English literature at two liberal arts colleges. Before his latest novel, Rhapsody in Red, he published a suspense novel, The Lazarus File (spies and airplanes in the Caribbean), and the poems he published in various journals over the years are collected in his book Dust and Diamond: Poems of Earth and Beyond. He is a frequent speaker for writers' groups and has taught poetry writing at the Glorieta and Blue Ridge conferences. He and his wife live near Houston, where he writes fiction, poetry, and articles on current topics. For more on Donn, check out The Christian Suspense Zone, where Rhapsody in Red is featured as the book of the month.
Tell us a little about your latest release:
How did you come up with this story? Was there a specific 'what if' moment?
Tell us a little about your main character and how you developed him/her:
What did you enjoy most about writing this book? Least?
What made you start writing?
What does your writing space look like?
What would you do with your free time if you weren’t writing?
What's the most difficult part of writing for you (or was when you first started on your novel journey)?
Do you put yourself into your books/characters?
What message do you hope readers gain from your novel?
Briefly take us through your process of writing a novel—from conception to revision.
Tell us what we have to look forward to in the future. What new projects are you working on?
Do you have any parting words of advice?