Frequently asked Questions
My brother is sight impaired, I know he would enjoy listening to The Jackboot, when will an audio book be available?
An audio version should be available for Christmas. We are currently working with a producer.
The book cover really caught my eye. Where was it shot?
Thanks, I’m glad you like it. The tower is actually the windmill at Parys Mountain. The Jackboots and sky were shot separately then blended together.
Did the Nazis really develop a massive aircraft called the Giant?
Yes, Messerschmitt produced an Me323 known as Gigant.
I learned so much from reading this great novel. I had no idea that the Lancastria tragedy actually happened and I’m amazed that there has never been a movie or a book about such a major event. What’s the deal?
I learned about the Lancastria by accident. I was searching for a liner that would have regularly travelled between Liverpool and New York during the time period that The Jackboot was set. It was by chance that I selected Lancastria and happened to learn about the tragedy. Unfortunately, the records remain sealed until 2040.
There have been several books written about the tragedy. There is a new book, The Lancastria Tragedy written by renowned author Stephen Wynn due out in November 2020.
What an awesome first time novel, well done. I assume like everyone who writes novels you experienced writer’s block. Any advice on overcoming that?
Yes, I often experienced this. For me, swimming worked best. After about 40 minutes or so of swimming the breaststroke I found myself in what I can best describe as the blue zone. I’m not sure whether it was due to the rhythmic motion of that stroke, my breathing or the sound of the water but I seemed to achieve a clarity of thought that enabled me to overcome obstacles.
There are many intriguing places mentioned in the book. Do you plan to provide a travel guide for readers to visit some of those places?
Possibly in the future.