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About Brad Thor

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 8/21

Q. Previous occupations

A. TV producer/host

Q. Favorite job

A. Author

Q. High school and/or college

A. University of Southern California

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Johnny Cash

Q. Favorite movie

A. The Great Escape

Q. Favorite television show

A. Rome

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. The result of hard work and taking chances.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never give up. Never give in.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. There are three keys to happiness:Something to do.Someone to love.andSomething to look forward to.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That somebody will figure out what it is...

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Raising William F. Buckley from the grave so he could go after his son...

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Ronald Reagan

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. The Black Ops team leader I was with in Afghanistan...

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Two is one and one is none...

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not having enough hours in the day to do all that I want to do...

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Ability to eat fifty eggs in an hour...

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Writing my first novel...

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I grab checks way too quickly...

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm always there when my friends need me...

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A Predator high above the SWAT valley...

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My incredible taste in cufflinks...

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Detective John Corey

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Don't have one...

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. The prophet Mohammed."Put down the sword, look me in the eye, and tell me it's really a religion of peace."

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who think they're above the law...

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Working out and shooting...

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Clueless politician...

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Integrity, Dignity, Loyalty

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Steak - lots and lots of steak.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Flashlight, Guitars & Cadilacs, Back in Black, C'est Manifique, Ring of Fire

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Sidney Sheldon, Alexandre Dumas, Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, Kyle Mills, Nelson Demille, Daniel Silva, Steve Berry, James Rollins, Dan Brown, AJ Tata, Brent Ghelfi - the list goes on and on and on...

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. The Pillars of the Earth, The Day After Tomorrow, Alas Babylon, One Second After, The Count of Monte Cristo.

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. The Green Beret In You

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Write what you love to read...

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Where do you get your ideas?

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