It is my pleasure to introduce Thomas H. Goodfellow—an author who recently released his international thriller, The Insurmountable Edge (Book One). Though I don’t normally read and post reviews for thrillers, I found his debut novel to be unique with engaging characters whose smart, crisp dialogue spiced up the action scenes with humor. My husband, an avid reader of suspense, buried himself in the book and commented that the main character, Jack Wilder, reminded him of Jack Reacher who was created by Lee Child. Thus, I contacted Thomas Goodfellow for an interview which he graciously accepted.
Below you will find a brief biography, the interview, and the contact information for Thomas H. Goodfellow.
Thomas H. Goodfellow spends most of his time in California, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Wyoming. He is an avid hiker and a fly fisherman (he always throws the fish back). He also has a lot of cats, dogs, and horses.
AUTHOR INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:
Would you provide an overview of your debut novel, The Insurmountable Edge, that you recently released?
Rob Errera in Indiereader (Thanks Rob!), really hit the nail on the head in his review:
The Insurmountable Edge (Book One) is an on-point action thriller with a wisecracking antihero that will win over fans of Tom Clancy, Jeffrey Deaver and Robert Ludlum. PTSD makes for an unreliable narrator and a wild–at times surreal–ride in this military who-done-it…A tough-as-nails general who cares for a troubled teenage niece as well as a fellow soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder, is called out of retirement by a beautiful damsel-in-distress. If James Bond and John Rambo were mated in a secret government super-soldier laboratory–and the resulting male child raised by double dads Jack Ryan and Jason Bourne–he might grow up to be General Jack Wilder, star of The Insurmountable Edge (Book One) by Thomas H. Goodfellow.
What inspired you to write an international thriller about the United States pitted against China in the Middle East?
I think China is on a long march to destroy the United States. I’d prefer they did not succeed.
What inspired you to create the primary character, General Jack Wilde? What are characteristics that are unique to him that make him stand out among other heroes in this genre?
I think he’s tougher, smarter, better looking, more athletic, more talented, and has a better sense of humor than most of the other heroes. Not many of the others have even the slightest sense of humor so I really wanted to create a character who saw the world a little differently than most of them.
Is there any other character in The Insurmountable Edge that is your favorite? Explain why.
I love them all.
How often do your characters surprise you by doing or saying something totally unexpected?
Have you received reactions/feedback to your work that has surprised you? In what way?
Everyone who has read The Insurmountable Edge has raved about it. I didn’t expect that.
What are three things you think we can all do to make the world a better place?
Just one. Follow the Golden Rule.
What are the most important traits you look for in a friend?
Intelligence and a sense of humor.
What makes you laugh?
Marx Brothers movies. Woody Allen’s character in a comedy. Eddie Murphy’s character in Beverly Hills Cop. Caddyshack. The 2000 Year Old Man. Dave Chapelle stand-up routines.
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