Author Interview: “The First 7500 Words”

Here is an online Author Interview that appeared on Monday, July 30, 2012 at the site “The First 7500 Words”.  They have an interesting format wherein they read only the first 7500 words of a novel to see if it ‘grabs’ the reader in several categories (characters, plot, potential, etc) since most readers will only give a book so many pages to get their full attention.  The site had done a review of Captain...

“Mayday” – by Nelson DeMille and Thomas Block

With his life-long friend and writing collaborator Nelson DeMille, Mayday was originally written in 1979 and updated extensively after that. This Internationally bestselling airline adventure/disaster story was made into a CBS Movie of the Week in 2005. Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, three survivors must achieve the impossible. Land the plane. From the...

Nelson DeMille talks about ‘Captain’ in his June newsletter.

  June 1, 2012 I’m very pleased to be able to report that my very close friend author Nelson DeMille (my co-author on ‘Mayday’ that was revised in 1997, reissued and eventually became the CBS Movie of the Week in October, 2005) has talked about my new novel ‘Captain’ in his June newsletter. Here is an excerpt from that post to all Nelson DeMille fans: “………..Moving right along, my childhood friend, Thomas Block, has...

Author Nelson DeMille Fan Newsletter talks about ‘Captain’

    (Excerpt from) Nelson DeMille Fan Newsletter, June 1, 2012 ………..Moving right along, my childhood friend, Thomas Block, has written a novel titled Captain. Tom, as you may know, was my co-author on Mayday, an airline disaster novel which is available in all formats, including a waterproof life raft edition. Captain, too, is an airline disaster novel, and Tom, a former U.S. Airways captain, brings his thirty years of flying expertise into this...