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Author Interview Thread Index

Post by Andy H » 07 Feb 2013 16:29

Hi

The purpose of this thread is to list in one place the interviews the AHF has conducted on behalf of its membership over the years. Hopefully through the authors answers to a mix of set stock questions, and specific questions from our membership, the reader is able to gain an insight into the good the bad and the ugly, of being a writer of military history.

The authors are listed alphabetically and with a short premise about themselves, their work and a link to the actual interview.

Number of interviews listed so far 11

ANDERSON Jr, Richard C: has been working as a military historian and analyst since 1987 when he joined Trevor N. Dupuy's Historical Evaluation and Research Organization. After Trevor's death in 1995 Rich continued to work for The Dupuy Institute until 2008 when he became an analyst for the U.S. Army. http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=12272
BALLANTYNE, Iain:is a respected defence journalist and author, whilst also being the current Editor of the respected naval magazine 'Warships-International Fleet Review. http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 9&t=184152
CANTRELL, Rebecca: has written several fictional books the Third Reich era http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 4&t=184150
HAMMEL, Eric: began writing military history at the age of fifteen and his books have been appearing regularly since the mid 1970s. He has written forty military history books in all and nearly seventy articles, and he served as contributing editor and the West Coast stringer for Leatherneck magazine in the 1980s. He founded Pacifica Military History in 1985 and has worked as a staff and freelance editor on at least a hundred military history books. He has become a strong practitioner of and advocate for the print-on-demand and electronic publishing methods. He is now all but retired but has taken up fiction writing as therapy against boredom. He also creates fractal art as a hobby: http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=12284
HARGREAVES, Richard:has been a journalist for a dozen years, covering the 2003 campaign in Iraq as an official war correspondent aboard HMS Ark Royal. He now writes the newspaper of the Royal Navy, Navy News. He has spent the past 16 years researching the German Armed Forces in both world wars after brashly – and rashly – throwing down a library book in disgust and declaring “I could do better!” http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=8371
HOULIHAN, Tom:is a deputy sheriff, currently serving in the Corrections Division. After six years in the US Navy, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring from that organization as a Staff Sergeant in 1999.
He has no formal training either in writing or historical research. Most of his projects come out of an attempt to do things differently from what has gone before.
http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=12189
MELNYK, Michael: was born in the UK in 1964 to a Scottish mother and Ukrainian father. He is 46 years old AND does not even hold the lowest possible qualification (O [ordinary] level) in history given in the UK. From 1984 until 2001 he worked (and still does) within the British legal system exclusively to fund his research. During this period he travelled abroad to Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the USA, and Canada and amassed a huge amount of source material on the 14 Galician Division. http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=12279
SCHMIDER, Klaus:was born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1966. He studied contemporary history, political science and international law at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz earning his MA and PhD in 1995 and 2001, respectively. He joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as a Senior Lecturer in May 1999. His main research interests are in WW 1 and WW 2 with special emphasis on air and sea warfare and the Axis war against the European resistance. http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 9&t=184182
TILLMAN, Barrett: is a professional author, speaker, and consultant, with 50 books and approximately 550 articles published. He has received six writing awards and continues working in the military/aviation/naval field. http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=12278
YEIDE, Harry: lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Nancy. He works as a foreign affairs analyst for the government. His primary interest in the US armoured forces of World War II. His first book, Steel Victory, about the US seperate tank battalions in the ETO, was published in 2003. He has since published four other books http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=8339
WORTH, Richard: has been writing professionally for almost thirty years. His first book, the fantasy novel Return to Kalevala, appeared in 2000, and he has since published three titles on warships of the World Wars era http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=12273

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Re: Author Interview Thread Index

Post by Andy H » 02 Apr 2013 14:08

Hi

If anyone has some suggestions for authors they would like to see 'interviewed' by the AHF, and maybe some sample questions specific to the author the please drop us a post. The standard set questions would be asked in addition to specifics so please bear that in mind when thinking about questions you would like asked.
Obviously we can't guarantee an interview with an author and where we do have some connection, it can still take months for things to happen, so please be patient.

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Re: Author Interview Thread Index

Post by Mark C. Yerger » 18 Apr 2013 13:45

Nice, and different, idea for a thread.

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