Nonfiction Authors Association Interview

I’ve been interviewed by the Nonfiction Authors Association. A couple of excerpts:

What inspired you to write your book?

I’ve long had the impression that many Brits thought that the outcome of the war was a foregone conclusion, and that the Argentines weren’t a strong enemy. I feel that any suggestion that the Argentines didn’t put up a hard fight is an insult to the hundreds of men who lost their lives in the war. I wanted to write something that would show that the outcome of the war could easily have been very different.

Are there any people and/or books that have inspired you along your journey?

The first book I read after buying a Kindle was The Losing Role by Steve Anderson. It’s self-published, and an excellent book. That was the book that made me realise self-publishing was feasible, and that realisation was what started me on the path to writing a book.

Less direct inspiration came from authors like Steven Zaloga, Cornelius Ryan, and Max Hastings. They all fuelled my interest in the subject, and without that interest, I wouldn’t be writing my books.

You can read the whole interview at Member Interview with Russell Phillips, author of A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands War