I’m thrilled to be able to talk with another author about work and their craft. Justin W.M. Roberts, author of the action-packed “The Policewoman,” took some time to share his thoughts on his characters and his experiences as a writer.
– Where did the idea for this novel come from?
Drug trafficking is a problem faced by every country. It’s big business and it’s a matter of time drug cartels will try to take over a country.
– This novel not only had action, but a lot of emotion too – laughter, romance, etc. How did you balance that in your writing?
Well, the life a real police officer is not one action sequence to the next. In fact, 99% of it is boring. This book is art imitating the life of a police officer, albeit an extraordinary life.
– Why did you choose a female protagonist?
Good question! This book is more of a military action thriller than a crime fiction novel. Since there aren’t any female officers in the UK’s Special Air Service, I need the main protagonist to be a female so there can be a romance element in the book.
– What authors do you enjoy reading in your spare time?
I enjoy reading Tom Clancy, JK Rowling, Andy McNab, and Chris Ryan
– What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Just write! Send your work to a lot of people so they can send their feedback.
– What are you working on next?
The Policewoman is book one of a series. I’m currently writing the sequel.
About the Author
Justin W.M. Roberts was born in London, son of a British Army General, and grew up in Hong Kong, Germany, and England. After graduating from Hull university with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Psychology, he continued traveling and living Europe, Africa, and Asia.
He currently lives in Indonesia where he is an analyst of political affairs and an active promoter of secular humanism.
Authors of military thrillers are welcome to PM him (on Goodreads) for book reviews.