Interview with My Editor

A couple weeks ago, I sat down with my editor, Faith Williams, for an interview. Here is a snippet…

"Check" Out Rick
“Check” Out Rick

Faith: [In your writing,] do you find yourself pulling details from “real life” or does your imagination rule the roost?

Rick: Well, the truth is a little of both. But that’s too easy of an answer. I was telling my best friend the other night about the thrill I had when, as a kid, reading a Hardy Boys book the author mentioned landing at Logan International Airport. You see, I grew up outside of Boston. When I read that, I remember running to my father. “Dad! Dad! Did you know the Hardy Boys flew into Logan?” It just instantly made everything so real for me. I love, love, love instilling and reading about actual places in fiction—the more facts, the better. Now, reading about Logan may not be all that exciting to you but as a ten-year-old boy recognizing, in print, a place he had actual been—well, that was just riveting. I love Robert B. Parker’s books for this reason. Plus he was—God rest his soul—just amazing with wit and dialogue. In pretty much all my writing, I intersperse specific details about Boston’s North Shore and New England.

For the full interview, check out Faith’s blog here.

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2 thoughts on “Interview with My Editor

  1. Patricia Grayson December 9, 2015 — 4:23 pm

    Enjoyed hearing about your favorite books and still marvel at how early you rise! I wonder if you lso enjoyed Stuart Little. I never had a problem with a mouse being born of human parents. It made sense then and still does!

    1. Rick Bettencourt December 9, 2015 — 6:27 pm

      I forgot about Stuart Little! Loved that too.

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