PT: So glad you could join us on the Diamond Mine, Connor. I like to start with the basics. So, give us a little background on you/the genre you write in/and how you started writing.
PT: I see. Now you got me curious. W
PT: I see. Now you got me curious. What percentage would you say is fiction vs. non-fiction in Don Roberto’s Daughter: Natasha?
CR:Most of the book is written as it happened. Many of the conversations between Natasha and Sean are verbatim. When writing scenes I did not personally witness, I drew upon hints, clues, and input from the people involved. Even if the scenes didn’t happen as exactly as depicted, they were never out of character.
PT:Is this a stand-alone book or part of a series?
PT: Have you ever been to Mexico? Tell something unique or that you enjoyed about the country if you have.
CR: I’ve been to Mexico often and lived there on three separate occasions. I have travelled extensively and love the country and culture. In a few years, we hope to retire there. I made a deliberate effort to present Mexico and the Mexican people as I know and love them.
PT:Do you have a particular time/place that you write?
CR:I moved to Costa Rica when I made the commitment to write the novel. At home, there were too many distractions, but in Costa Rica I had no obligations and could focus solely on the book. Unfortunately, I still did not have unlimited time or resources, so after a while, I returned to work. I drove a truck across the United States and Canada and wrote when I could.
PT:What Bible verse is your current favorite?
PT: That is a great verse. Does your book cycle around any certain Bible verse/theme?
PT: Okay.Give me 5 things fast about Connor Royce that have nothing to do with writing.
PT: No wonder your real life becomes fiction! That's practically a whole library of future novels. But what about now?
PT: No wonder your real life becomes fiction! That's practically a whole library of future novels. But what about now?What book are you currently working on and when is it expected to release?
Although Connor Royce has deep roots in Texas, he spent much of his youth growing up in Germany. After serving in the Air Force and attending college for a few years, he began driving trucks across America. This led to three years driving convoys in Iraq at the beginning of the second Gulf War. He later spent a year in Afghanistan. Throughout his life he has lived in, and travelled, to many foreign countries. Don Roberto’s Daughter: Natasha is his first novel, and represents his wife’s testimony of God’s love. The sequel, still unfinished and unnamed, follows his characters to the war in Iraq. Both books are based closely on real events and sound Christian principles.