Featured Interview With Beverly Nault
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Born and raised in Texas, I married my high school sweetheart and we set out to see the world courtesy of the air force. We moved from Texas to England, then to Florida and many states in between, and finally landed in California where we’ve lived for twenty years. We have a married daughter who’s given us a granddaughter to spoil, and also a married son. We’re moving into our motorhome we’ve named Flight Risk to explore the backroads and national parks, small towns, and other interesting gems at a slower pace.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My first book was about a line that wanted to join a parade. My mom quickly noticed my talent and stapled the pages together, so I became a published author by the age of 6.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I’ll read in just about any genre, but nonfiction books about expats, travelers, and enjoyers of nature are my current favorite for fun reads. I’ve just finished a long list of true-life spy stories for my latest book, and I’ll continue reading spy novels now that I have time.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
“Misdirect, a Novel of Spies, the Sahara, and Searching for God” is the book that I told my family and friends was kicking my keyboard to the curb because of the details, research, and complicated plot. I wanted to not only write about the world of espionage, but also include the reader in what it must be like to live essentially telling lies, or misdirecting as they call it, in order to get the job done. Because of the details and plot I had to weave together without giving away the ending, I had to re-do and re-write this story many times.
To add credibility, I researched the world of espionage and had the opportunity to interview two intelligence experts. I can’t reveal their names, but trust me, these are fascinating people!
I believe I accomplished my goal because the first reviewers made comments like, “a climactic, incredible ending,” and “the author seems to have more than a passing knowledge of how the CIA would carry out a field operation of the kind described. It is well researched — either that or Nault has a gifted imagination.”
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