People That Inspire …What Writer’s Read

This year is fast drawing to an end and I definitely fell behind in my writing …I had hoped to have my next book out several months ago. Though I probably should have spent every spare minute I had writing, I still like to read as much as time will allow. My favorite author has always been Clive Cussler …I started reading his books when there were only a few in print, and now I have a hard time keeping up with all his new releases!

I recently started reading a book that I do believe is now out of print, but it’s still possible to get a hold of a copy through book re-sellers. It’s called OVER the EDGE, by Greg Child … a true story of four young rock climbers kidnapped by Islamic militants in Central Asia. I’ve wanted to read this book for some time, as a while back I was fortunate enough to meet one of the true life characters of the book, Beth Rodden. Beth is a true ROCK star …she became a rock climbing phenom at a very young age, and one of the most talented and famous climbers in the world. I was truly impressed how friendly and down to earth she was. She is a great ambassador for the sport, and an amazing role model for any young woman.

All writers develop their own style over the years, but one thing I believe is vital to not only being successful as a writer, but vital to enjoying writing, is to write what you know and love. For me that’s action, adventure, ruins, mountains, diving, and the amazing cultures that make up our incredible and diverse planet. I have a few outlines for books that are a departure from this genre, but for now the adventures of Logan Nash will continue!

Beth Rodden & I at Smith Rock, OR

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~ by wrecktek on October 12, 2012.

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