Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Interview with Larry Payne, author of Ride The Savage Land

Interview with Larry Payne,

Author of Ride The Savage Land

If you could transport to any place during any time period, where and when would you go?
Has to be the American West post Civil War 1860s-1890s...Surprise, Surprise!!

When and why did you start writing?

I started writing as a hobby, mostly, about 15 years ago, but started to take it serious about 12 years ago when my brother read a piece I'd written and said, “Dude, you need to think about getting this stuff published.” The rest is history.

What is your favorite part about writing?

Watching everything come together. I write without an outline, always have and always will. I find them too confining. I tried it one time and after the before the first chapter was complete, I threw the outline in the trash. I know how I'm going to start and I know how I want to end it. Getting from Point A to Point B is sometimes a surprise to me. And some of the characters in the story just happen to “show up”. It's crazy!

What are you working on now and what are your writing goals/plans for the future?

I always have a couple of projects simmering, but I got a good review from an editor on one of my writer's sites on a currently unpublished PI short story that he thought should be published. So, I'm incorporating that short story into I,TANNER, Book 1 of the Blake Tanner PI series, circa 1970s.

Favorite book(s)?

Has to be the westerns of Louis L'Amour and I'm also a raving fan of W.E.B. Griffin's Men in Blue cop series.

Favorite movie(s)?

I have two, hands down, the best westerns ever!
1a...The Searchers...John Wayne should have won the Academy Award for this one before True Grit.
1b...The Magnificent Seven...Best cast ever put together for one movie. You get to see acting legends before they became legends.

Favorite TV show(s)?

I don't think we have enough space for this one, but, Person Of Interest and Blue Bloods have taken over for me as the have to, positively, watch every week shows. You can never go wrong with a Tom Selleck show and Jim Caviezel has filed in right behind him. Then, of course, there's always the western tv classics on The Encore Westerns Channel.

What is on your "Bucket List"?

WOW! I never really gave it much thought, but to be able to write for a living would let me die a happy man!!


Ride The Savage Land

Available from Wild Child Publishing

When a Comanche raiding party abducts his wife, Jake Hollister unpins his star and ventures out on a quest to find his beloved Suzanne. Now, six years later, his close friend John Henry Parker's wife, Sarah, has befallen the same fate.

Agreeing to ride together until Sarah is found, Jake and John Henry enlist the aid of an ex-buffalo soldier, Zachariah Benson. They follow a trail of death and destruction until a Comanche war party forces them to return home to recover from wounds.

Their relentless search resumes when Jake visits an old friend, Charlie Bold Eagle, and persuades the Indian tracker to join their quest. A chance encounter with Lou Garvey, an Indian trader, soon brings them face to face with the feared Comanche War Chief, White Buffalo. 

                                                                  About Larry Payne

Larry Payne grew up in East Chicago, Indiana and now resides in Chandler, Arizona with his wife, Susan, and their two cats, Molly and Emily.

He is a US Navy veteran where he served as a Hospital Corpsman. He currently is employed at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, AZ, as a Cardiac Monitor Technician.

Besides western fiction, he has written short stories of crime fiction and science fiction.

His western fiction novella, RIDE THE SAVAGE LAND, is available as an e-book from Wild Child Publishing.  and on Amazon.

His short stories appear in Rope and Wire Western Short Stories Volumes 2 & 4 and The Best Of Frontier Tales Volume 1 as ebooks.

Find them on his Amazon Author Page…  

Larry's e-mail address is
Check out his web site at
and his blog at
Tweet him: @LarryPayne2

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by Jenn! Proud to be part of the Wild Child Family

  2. My first official post release interview. Thanks Terri, for that!

    Hi Jenn, Thanks for dropping by!!