Frank Reid is a veteran, author and playwright who spent 8 years in the Canadian Army with the majority of the time spent on overseas taskings. Frank is an expert on this military time period during the Cold War. Frank does extensive public speaking on military living history.
Frank works with veterans groups to further the cause of veterans’ issues. Frank is a founding member and past President of the Royal Canadian Regiment Association of Waterloo. He has recently written a novel “1972-1979 A Canadian Soldier at Peace”. This novel is based on his experiences on peacekeeping operations in Cyprus in 1974-1975 during the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey as well as NATO operations in Europe during the Cold War years.
When he is not doing research for his second novel or interviewing ex-military personnel for a future documentary, Frank spends many hours doing organic gardening and studying herbalism.
You may contact Frank at email@example.com or at his website www.artistsreids.ca .
What inspires you to write?
I wanted to write a book that show the way the common soldier thought about the military in war torn areas of the world.
Tell us about your writing process
I write a skeleton of all the chapters, maybe a half page. I then leave them alone and when I feel like writing I go back and fill in the details over a number of months.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I become all the main characters in my book so I can feel what they feel when I put them in situations
What advice would you give other writers?
Write what you want, when you want, how you want about things you know. When people tell you you can’t write like that, ignore them and write like that.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Self published because I wanted controll of what I had written
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
What do you use?
Dictated and got transcribed, Co-writer
What genres do you write?
Military historical novel
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print