The Maximus Black Files Mole Hunt Interview

h3TheMaximusBlackFilesMoleHuntInterviewh3InagalaxyofcutthroatcompaniesshadowyclansandamillionagendasspyagencyRIMbarelywieldsenoughcontroltokeeporder.brbrMaximusBlackisRIMsstarcadet.Buthehasaproblem.OneofRIMsbestagentsAnnekeLongshadowknowstheresamoleintheorganisation.brAndMaximushasalottohidebrbrTogetherwithMichaelPryorPaulisthecoeditorofthehighlysuccessfulfantasyseriesTheQuentarisChronicleshehasalsocontributedseventitlestotheseriesasanauthor.bPaulCollinsbsotherworksincludeTheJelindelChroniclesTheEarthbornWarstrilogyandTheWorldofGrrymtrilogywrittenincollaborationwithDannyWillis.brbrPaulhasbeentherecipientofseveralawardsnotablytheinauguralPeterMcNamaratheAurealisandtheWilliamAtheling.HehasbeenshortlistedformanyothersincludingtheSpeechPathologyAustraliaandDitmarawards.PaulhasworkedasapubbouncerservedtimeinthecommandoshasablackbeltinbothtaekwondoandjujitsuwasakickboxerandtrainedwiththeLosAngelesHellDrivers.brbrTheMaximusBlackFilesMoleHuntbrFordStreetPublishingbrAuthorPaulCollinsbrISBN9781921665264brPrice19.95brbrbrbrbrh3InterviewwithPaulCollinsh3bQuestionbCanyouexplainwhatTheMaximusBlackFilestrilogyisaboutbrbrbPaulCollinsbInagalaxyofcutthroatcompaniesshadowyclansandamillionagendasspyagencyRIMbarelywieldsenoughcontroltokeeporder.MaximusBlackisRIMsstarcadet.Buthehasaproblem.OneofRIMsbestagentsAnnekeLongshadowknowstheresamoleintheorganisation.brbrAndMaximushasalottohide.brbrSostartsarollercoasterofupsanddownsforourantiheroandheroine.ToborrowaquoteformBooksellerPublisheritsacrossbetweenTheGirlWiththeGoldenTattooDexterandTotalRecall.BuzzWordssaiditssofastpacedthatitwouldgiveMatthewReillyanosebleed.brbrItspartthrillerspaceoperahumourdystopianfiction.Maximusneedsanarmadaofdreadnoughtslongsinceputintomothballssomewhereintheuniverse.Therearethreesetsoflostcoordinatespointingtoitsrestingplace.Maximusfightsallandsundryevenmightycartelsinhiseffortstogetthearmadatorealisehisdreamofrulingtheuniverse.brbrbrbQuestionbWhydidyoudecidetowriteatrilogyaimedatboys12yearsandolderbrbrbPaulCollinsbMostauthorshaveanicheareainwhichtheywrite.Thismiddleground12yearoldsplusseemstobemine.AsakidIdidntreadbooksIreadTheHulkCaptainAmericaDaredeviletcandIsuspecttheiractionandfilmicqualitieshaveinfluencedmywriting.AlthoughMoleHunthasastrongmaleleadithasanequallystrongkickassfemaleinAnnekeLongshadow.ItshadthreeexcellentreviewssofarallbyfemalereviewerswhohavecommentedonAnneke.brbrbrbQuestionbWhatdoyouenjoymostaboutwritingtrilogiesbrbrbPaulCollinsbThebestpartistheauthorcantellamuchlongerstory.WiththreelostcoordinatesIcanobviouslycoveronesetwitheachofthreebooksinthetrilogy.IfTheMaximusBlackFileswereonebookitwouldberatherdauntingfora12yearoldamassive200000words.Somekidswouldgladlypickupsuchabookbuttheywouldbethesuperlativereaders.Asreviewershavesaidthisisafastpacednovel.ImnotsurethatlevelofhioctaneactionwouldsustainasingledoorstopperbookbrbrbrbQuestionbHaveyouusedyourtaekwondoandjujitsutraininginthecurrentseriesbrbrbPaulCollinsbMostdefinitely.Ioftenusemyknowledgeofmartialartsinmyactionseries.IvewrittenquiteafewTheJelindelChroniclesTheQuentarisChroniclesTheWorldofGrrymTheEarthbornWars.Youllfindactionsequencesineveryoneofthem.Peoplewhoteachwritingoftensaywritewhatyouknowabouttherearealotofweightbehindthisstatement.brbrbrbQuestionbWhatbooksdidyoureadgrowingupbrbrbPaulCollinsbAsmentionedIonlyreadcomicswhenIwasakid.InfacttherewasntabookinourhouseifyoudiscountanoldErleStanleyGardnermysterynovelthatwouldpopupsometimes.Noneofmyfamilyreadbooksandstilldontapartfromme.Itmakesmybloodboiltoseeteacherlibrarianstakenoutofschoolsthesedaysbecausetheyretheoneswhowouldbeencouragingkidstoread.ButthesedaysIlovereadingwhenIgetthetimeIoinColfersArtemisFowlandPhilipReevesMortalEnginesseries.brbrbrInterviewbyBrookeHunterbrbrbrbBuyitnowatbpdivstyletextaligncentermargin0padding0width400pxbackgroundwhiteborder1pxsolid295fe8borderbottom4pxsolid295fe8verticalaligntopfontfamilyVerdanaArialsansseriffontsize9ptformnameadvancedsearchstylemargin0padding0paddingtop2pxactionhttpwww.fishpond.com.auadvancedsearchresult.phpmethodgettargetblankpstylemargin0padding0ahrefhttpwww.fishpond.com.auref2564targetblankrelnofollowimgsrchttpassets.fishpond.com.aufishpondcomau100.gifstyleborder0altFishpondtitleFishpondwidth100height45ainputtypetextstyleverticalaligntopmargintop8pxnamekeywordssize20maxlength200inputtypehiddennamerefvalue2564inputtypeimagesrchttpassets.fishpond.com.aubuttonquickfind.gifstyleverticalaligntopmargintop6pxaltSearchtitleSearchpformdivp


 



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