When it comes to overnight success… none has been as successful as Paul L. Thompson. Two years ago… Paul was a middling writer who had seen some success. Now… he’s one of the top 100 bestselling authors in America. What caused such a sensation? What caused one Western author to sell over 8 million pages of product in one month? Let’s find out…
Paul, it’s great to meet you!
I know you’ve written a ton of books– but what is your latest called?
“One Mad Woman” is my latest release. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever written, and readers seem to be really enjoying it.
Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
All ages are welcome to read my books. I’ve never put age limits on reading habits. I think they should read my books if they want Westerns that entertain them. You know a lot people denounce the Western as dead—but all I ever hear from my readership is that they want more dang Westerns! I love it!
How did you come to be a writer, anyway?
I was inspired by my father and great-grandfather. They were huge influences on my decision to become a writer.
Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular style?
I leave that up to Outlaws Publishing.
Who is your favorite character from your books and why?
M D (Shorty) Thompson is by far my personal favorite. If you’ve read the stories, then you’ll know why.
How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
I don’t really have a least favorite. How can anyone dislike any character that they’ve created! They’re all like my children.
If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be? Why?
In hindsight, and this something we are working on currently, I’d actually have my books printed in large print. I think it’s important for authors to remember that a large percentage of readers, especially Western readers, are older, and we need to make sure that our books are accessible to those wonderful folks.
What other books are similar to your own? What makes them alike?
Louis L’Amour, of course. I am proud of the fact that every location in my book is a real location. I like everything about my Westerns to ring true.
Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
Writing Western novels is, some would say, my talent. More importantly, it’s my hobby, and it keeps me busy for hours. I can’t get enough of it.
How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
You are very welcome to check out my official website (OLDWESTNOVELS.COM). You can also email Outlaws Publishing, and don’t forget to check out Amazon. You can see my books there, read my reviews, and find out all about me.
What can we expect from you in the future?
More wonderful novels! Seriously! I will be writing more books, promoting those books, making interview appearances, releasing audiobooks and keeping busy.
What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Tell the next person what a wonderful novel you just read. Review the book on Amazon. Review it on Goodreads. Share it on your Facebook wall. Do whatever you can to spread the word that you liked the book. I’d be mighty grateful for your help!
Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
Do your research! That’s the most important piece of advice I can give. Always do your research.
Is there anything else you’d like to say?
There’s a lot I’d like to say—but one thing that I really do want to get across to people is that the Westerns are coming back in a big way. More Westerns are sold every day, and if you have a Western in your head, rolling around… work on it and turn it into a story. Then publish it. You won’t be disappointed. Writing Westerns is fun, it’s healthy and it’s gratifying.
The exciting new Paul L. Thompson hit! “Cora Laredo: One Mad Woman!“
May 1st. 1888 Lance and Cora Laredo bought the twelve thousand acre Randal Hemphill Ranch, which lay along the Pecos River, eight miles south of Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
The money came from hard work and a huge gift from his father, a railroad tycoon. Lance was twenty four years old and Cora twenty. Their children, Lance Jr and twin sister Laney were three years old when they moved into their massive two story house. A few short months later, Cora took up Lance’s forty five and went looking for four men that had left Lance in a wheel chair, maybe for life. This was one mad woman. Those men had hurt the man she loves. Available now from Amazon!