Answer: After I retired, I started writing novels because I’m passionate about sharing my stories with people who love to read.
I first envisioned writing novels as a teenager. At times, I would get an idea for a story or a novel and spend a few hours putting words on paper and later storing paragraphs on my computer. When I stopped working fulltime, I committed myself to finish the story that now exists as The Expendable Man.
Readers told me they liked the story and so I’ve kept on writing. I pour my heart into each story in hopes my readers will not just like, but love each story. Here’s what I’ve accomplished thus far:
Following The Expendable Man, I produced Making the Grade, a murder mystery featuring a female detective.
I tried something a little different with House Divided. I had to tell this story because I feel strongly about what’s going on at some of our colleges and universities. If you care about young people, about the threat of terrorism, and about combating anti-Semitism, I know you’ll like House Divided.
Inauguration Day is a political thriller featuring a Secret Service agent who is asked to undertake an off-the-books investigation.
My latest novel, Missing, is a departure from the previous six. It features a mixed race female protagonist––Melanie Randolph. Motivated by the murder of a childhood friend, Melanie devotes her life to helping women and children as a private detective. That job is not without danger, however, as she finds out in this novel.
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Peter G. Pollak, August, 2018
Interviews with Peter G. Pollak
#1: Interview by Morgen Bailey, June 28, 2011/updated 5/10/2012.
#2: Interview by Mike Angley, July 1, 2011.
#3: Interview by Mark Tierno, March 4, 2012.
#4: Interview by Carolyn Arnold, March 25, 2012
#5: Pollak turns retirement into career in novel-writing, (Schenectady) Daily Gazette, April 21, 2013
#6: A combination interview/blog post appeared September 21, 2015 on Books Direct @ http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2015/09/house-divided-by-peter-g-pollak.html
Guest Blog Posts
- S.K. Thomas’s Blog: Writers Should Be Heard, Not Seen (December 10, 2015)