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Tips for Aspiring and New Writers

It’s important to me to pay it forward and to help others just as I was fortunate enough to receive help when I first started out.  Before I was a #1 International Bestselling author I was just a guy who dreamed of being a published author.

I hope these quick tips help and please do feel free to ask me any questions about writing if you like! Just leave questions in the comments section!

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Some Great Thriller Writers

There are so many great thriller authors out there and I wanted to name a few that I wholeheartedly recommend.

Lee Child, whose Jack Reacher novels are some of the best thrillers out there, is a particular favorite of mine.

Christine Feehan who writes several series that could fall under the category of “thriller” writes a military thriller called the GhostWalker series that I recommend.

And author Karen Rose has some of the scariest villains out there!

Check out the video to get the details and be sure to let me know who your top picks would be!

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Man of Faith: Andrew Peterson Talks Nathan McBride

 

 

Nathan McBride is a retired Marine Corps sniper and CIA operations officer. He’s been on covert missions, difficult missions, dangerous missions. And along the way it was his job to kill. But Nathan is a man of faith. A Christian. How much does that shape who he is and what he does? And how much of it affects the books?

A candid discussion of “A Man of Faith.”

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Harvey Fontana and His Role in the Nathan McBride Series

Some secondary characters become increasingly important throughout the life of a series.  Nathan McBride’s friend and business partner Harvey Fontana has always been a strong character and people ask me about his quite often.

I thought it was time to bring this character into the spotlight and talk about Harvey and how he fits into Nathan’s life.

 

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Talking About Heroism and What Defines It

We all have an idea of what a hero is.  There are some we can all agree on and then there are some that seem more personal to us.  Whether it’s a soldier in the military or a teacher who goes the extra mile to help a child, there are heroes all around us.

I wanted to take the opportunity to discuss what heroes are to me. I’d like to invite you to talk about a hero in your life!

 

 

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Andrew Peterson Talks: Nathan McBride’s Character Arc

 

 

With a number of books out now, Nathan McBride has a well established back story.  We’ve watched him grow and react to several different situations and we’ve grown to depend him.  This is an inside look at the overall character arc of Nathan McBride. I hope you’ll enjoy the video.

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Andrew Peterson Talks: Nathan McBride’s Relationships

Talking about the relationships of Nathan McBride; an inside and in-depth look at an interesting protagonist.  Who does Nathan allow in his inner-circle? Who’s important to him?  I hope you’ll enjoy this video that gives you some insight to Nathan.

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Why the Christmas Season is Important to Me

If you know me, you know I believe in God and my faith is important. As a young child, Christmas was mostly about getting presents. Now in adulthood, Christmas is not about getting presents, it’s about reinforcing and confirming my belief in something much bigger than myself. Funny how things change. I still love the Christmas season with its special music on the radio, our home filled with decorations, and the seasonal fragrances that perfume the air. Oh, and let’s not forget the roast beast!

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It’s easy to forget how blessed I am. I have a loving wife and family, a beautiful home, a writing career, and a wonderful pooch – a giant schnauzer named Lilli.

Christmas is that time of year when I’m fortunate to spend time with family and friends. We share memories, joy, and happiness – which are far more precious than wrapped gifts under a decorated tree. Because of my faith, Christmas is the ultimate reminder of the most priceless gift I’ve been given.

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Thank you President Ulysses S. Grant for making Christmas a national holiday in 1870!

During this Christmas season, it’s my sincere hope everyone will remain safe and well, be with the ones they love, and have a very Merry Christmas!

 

Now as we start 2017, we look back and say, “We made it another year!”

 

 

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