Nathans Run

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  • Title: Nathans Run
  • Author: John Gilstrap
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  • Page: 172
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    • John Gilstrap

      A little bit about my background I ve always been a closet writer As a kid, I lived for the opportunity to write short stories I was the editor of my high school newspaper for a while the Valor Dictus, Robinson High School, class of 1975 , until I quit You can t fire me I quit over a lofty First Amendment issue that seemed very important at the time My goal, in fact, was to become a journalist in the vein of Woodward or Bernstein Okay, I confess, I wanted to be Woodward Robert Redford played him in the movie, and chicks really dug Robert Redford.I graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1979, and armed with a degree in American history, I couldn t find a job I ended up settling for a position with a little noticed trade journal serving the construction industry They called me the managing editor and they paid me food stamp wages I hated it About this time, I joined the Burke Volunteer Fire Department in Fairfax County, Virginia, if only to find relief from the boredom of my job Running about a thousand calls my first year with the department, I was hooked, and the volunteer fire service became an important part of my life for the next 15 years In the early eighties, hating my job, I went the way of all frustrated liberal arts undergrads back to graduate school Earning a Master of Science degree in safety engineering from the University of Southern California, I started down a whole new road For the next decade and a half, I became an expert don t you hate that word on explosives safety and hazardous waste Meanwhile, I kept writing I didn t tell anyone, of course, because, well, you just don t share artistic dreams with fellow engineers They look at you funny.My first novel, Nathan s Run, was in fact my fourth novel, and when it sold, it sold big At a time in my life when things were going well I was president of my own consulting firm things were suddenly going very well Warner Bros bought the movie rights to Nathan s Run two days after the first book rights were sold, and as of this date, the novel has been translated and published in one form or another in over 20 countries With Nathan s Run in the can, as it were, I thought I might finally be on to something, but I didn t quit my day job until after I sold the book and movie rights to my second novel, At All Costs I figured that while one in a row might be luck, two in a row was a trend So, I started writing full time.More novels followed, and then a few screenplays I was living the dream.But I really didn t like it much I learned pretty quickly that when you re born a Type A personality, those extrovert tendencies don t go away just because you re practicing a craft you love In fact, after just a couple of years of dream fulfillment, I was pretty friggin bored with the company of my imaginary friends, so I did something that I ve never heard a full time artist do before I went back to a day job At first, it was just a matter of reactivating my consulting business, but then, in 2004, I was handed my ideal Big Boy Job that s what my wife calls it working as the director of safety for a trade association in Washington, DC.And I continue to write In 2006, Six Minutes to Freedom was published to considerable acclaim My first and probably last foray into book length non fiction, SixMin tells the story of Kurt Muse, the only civilian of record ever rescued by the super secret Delta Force Thanks to Kurt s cooperation he is co author , I gained access to people and places that lifelong civilians like me should never see The heroic warriors I met during that research turned out to be nothing like their movie stereotypes These were not only gentlemen, but gentle men, who remained free of the kind of boasting and self aggrandizement that I was expecting They were supreme professionals, and very nice guys.And through them I got the idea for my new series character, Jonathan Grave He s fo

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