What readers are saying about this book
Read these books you will enjoy I really enjoyed the series,just finished book 10,the writing was fairly seamless I enjoyed the cultural references,even though I did not recognize all of them I have recommended the series to a number of friends. I am looking forward to keeping up with the adventures of Rick in the future. In the meantime I will be re reading the series as I enjoyed them so much.
Great Read. What a business. Rick just keeps growing,in stature and wealth. He is maturing and still having fun, what a kid. This was a more serious side concerning his huge business adventures. Looking forward to what comes next for Sir Richard.
Ricky Business Another finely woven episode of this saga, by our master weaver. Richard Jackson ... is starting to realize his adulthood and it’s ramifications.
Wonderful Series This series will have you turning the pages so quickly that you won't even realize you are done! Leaves you wanting more!
What a circus...What a ride! This one of the best series I’ve read. Very fun, full of humor. (You never know who he’ll meet) You’ll love the ride!
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You can purchase this book and all of Ed Nelsons book series on Amazon.
Other Books by Ed Nelson
- Richard Jackson Saga
- Cast in Time
Frequently Asked Questions for Ed Nelson
What inspired you to become a writer, and what drives you to continue writing today?
I had a contracted project finished and had time before the next one started. I had been thinking about a story for several years so decided to give it a try. It worked. I'm retired now so it is a nice hobby and the extra income is nice.
Can you tell us about your writing process? Do you have any specific rituals or habits that help you get into the writing zone?
I started out as a pantser, writing by the seat of my pants, no plot, no ending just writing. That works on a single novel but not a series. So now I try to plot, only gross outlines. When I get hung up on where to go next the pantser takes over.
Your latest book, Cast in Time, has been receiving excellent reviews. What was the most challenging part of writing it, and what do you hope readers will take away from it?
Plotting! Don't have telephones before you have electricity under control. Well maybe two tin cans and a string.
How do you approach character development? Are your characters based on real people, fictional archetypes, or entirely original creations?
I'm the hero of course. Eveyone else is an archetype. As a hero I'm also a archetype. That makes me a pretty shallow person! Maybe I'm not a hero after all.
What do you believe is the most critical element of a compelling story, and how do you ensure you deliver it in your writing?
Involving the reader deeper and deeper into the story until the most outrageous acts are believable.
Writing can be a solitary endeavor. How do you handle writer's block or self-doubt, and what advice would you give to aspiring writers facing similar challenges?
Walk away until the guilt piles up and start writing again.
Many of your readers admire your distinct writing style. How did you develop your voice, and how important do you think it is for writers to find their unique voice?
My voice is exactly that. When I type out the words I'm speaking them in my head as though I was telling the story our loud around a campfire. It is how I speak.
Beyond the pages of your books, what other forms of storytelling inspire you? Are there any particular authors, films, or artistic mediums that have influenced your writing?
I'm a voracious reader so many books have influenced me. I can't point to any specific one, but I know that I have picked up elements of storytelling.