LINKS AND RESOURCES:
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Bishop's War by Rafael Amadeus Hines
Valdez Is Coming by Elmore Leonard
Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance (A Jack Ryan Novel) by Mark Greaney
Point of Impact (Bob Lee Swagger) by Stephen Hunter
The Hunt for Red October (A Jack Ryan Novel) by Tom Clancy
The Sum of All Fears (A Jack Ryan Novel) by Tom Clancy
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"My neighborhood was just so full of life that growing up, I had those stories stuck in my head."
"I definitely brought some of that family background and journey into the story."
"Live your life with passion and enthusiasm. This is your life; don't be on the sidelines watching it happen."
"I’m all in on this when I never thought anything was going to come out of writing a book and publishing it. Now, every day I’m like ‘what can I do better?’"
"I don’t think I’ve really slept in the last two years because as I’m trying to sleep, I see the scenes and have to jump up to get the words on paper."
[02:27] The energy of Rafael’s neighborhood that inspired his writing
[05:40] Tom Clancy’s influence on Rafael and other books Rafael is currently reading
[09:40] An excerpt of “Bishop’s War” read by Rafael Hines
[16:35] The impact Rafael’s work has had on American soldiers
[19:00] How Rafael has connected with others through Twitter to gain publicity for his books
BOOKS IN 30 Podcast