As y’all know Sebastian Junger is the absolute love of my life. Someday I’m going to write an absolutely nauseatingly Mary Sue book starring the two of us, until then I’m usually salivating to get my hands on anything he’s written. I’ve been waiting for his latest, War, to come out in paperback. Well, guess what Santa left in my stocking? Yep. It’s so good I read it in two days flat. This man is so unbelievably talented he seriously makes me want to step away from the keyboard.
Reading his account of life in the Korengal valley in Afghanistan has inspired me to do a serious rewrite on my book, Buttercream. The lead character in that book is a helicopter pilot, and I’ve got all types of insights into what that life is like, that I never had before. I think it will result in a better, more well-rounded book.