About Nathan Goodman:
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Nathan Goodman lives in the United States with his wife and two daughters. His passions are rooted in writing, and all things outdoors: the health of our oceans, especially the success of the sea turtles, walks on the beach, camping, and hiking. Where writing is concerned, the craft has always been lurking just beneath the surface. In 2013, Goodman began the formation of what would later become the story The Fourteenth Protocol. It quickly became a bestselling international terrorist thriller.
In the novel, which is now a series, Goodman focused on crafting a strong female lead heroine that his young daughters could look to as a role model.
What inspires you to write?
I have two young daughters. Although writing is a great pleasure to me, I love writing strong female characters so that my girls have more female role models in their lives. That is where the inspiration for the heroine, Special Agent Jana Baker, comes from. She’s in a battle to prove her own worth in a male-dominated culture, and she comes out an equal.
Tell us about your writing process.
I follow Stephen King’s method of asking a single question, then I answer that question by writing the novel. In THE FOURTEENTH PROTOCOL, the question that spurred then entire book was, ‘what would happen if the CIA, in an effort to break a terror cell, actually provided funding to the terrorists in an effort to work their way higher and higher up the organization?’
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
In some respects, I suppose I do. What happens with me is that as I’m writing, I find myself feeling the emotions of the characters. They’ve become a part of me. A lot of my readers comment on how they fell in love with the characters, as I have.
What advice would you give other writers?
I share advice with other indie authors at NathanAGoodman.com/authors. Come join us.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
A work of writing is a little like a child. It’s a part of you. I wanted to own the rights to my works, and I wanted the ability to let my readers sign up on my email list. That is something a traditional publisher rarely allows. Without that, how am I going to talk to my readers? How are they going to tell me about their experiences with my stories? Self publishing was a simple decision for me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I see a cataclysmic shift coming in the industry. Two separate worlds are emerging- traditional, and self published. The traditional publishers are going to consolidate and shrink. They won’t go away, but there will be a reckoning in the industry that will look like a repeat of what happened in the music industry.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Thriller / Mystery / Non Fiction author resources
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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