About the Book:
S.I.S.R. or Security Intelligence and Surveillance Regiment is a newly formed elite police/military force. Former FBI agent and soldier, Stacy Richardson, has been selected to command one of the teams. Can she effectively lead this team or will their first mission be their last?
1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?
I am a 49 year old ordained Minister and husband with two children (22,18) from a previous marriage. I guess they don’t really qualify as children anymore, do they? I am a veteran, go 101st! I have earned a 2nd degree black belt in the art of Ninjutsu. I have degrees in Business, IT Security and im almost done with a Criminal Justice degree. Also I am a Sheriff’s Deputy here in St.Louis. I guess I have always been interested in writing but I never really ventured out there into the great unknown of being an author. I like putting what I see in my head onto paper.
2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?
There is no best time or place for me to write. It just hits me, so I kind of write in spurts. I guess that’s why it took me so long to do this one book.
3: Where do your ideas come from?
I try to be as original as I can with my storyline. I guess my ideas come from what I have seen and experienced mixed with a little “what if”.
4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?
I don’t always have a plan on what I will be writing. I have sort of “a direction” I want to go in or a “destination” I’d like to get to and I just kinda let the story develop. I do sometimes plan major scenes, like when and where battles take place, but I don’t really have a plan on how I will ultimately get to the battle. I figure it out as I go.
5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?
I like action books. I like to write about battles and combat. I enjoy telling of fast moving combat sequences as they happen simultaneously. I guess it wouldn’t be hard to guess that I prefer this genre of books from looking at my background. I have fantasy war ideas also.
6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?
I think I would like Gabriel Union playing the lead character, Stacy Richardson. I think Dave Batista could play a believable John Steigovich, and I think Julia Ling is my Mikayla Lee. Michael Pena would make a perfect Rolando Martinez.
7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?
Actually, I don’t really read much. I think the last book I read was The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks. I did read Team Yankee by Harold Coyle a very long time ago.
8: What book/s are you reading at present?
I’m not reading any books at the moment.
9: What is your favourite book and why?
I would have to say my favorite book is The Sword of Shannara.
10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?
I would say, if you want to write, then write. Not for the money or the fame or the reviews, but just for the love of writing. Because that’s who you are. I believe our books are extensions of who we are. Inner glimpses of the “True us”.
11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?
About the Author:
Antoine Cannon (September 27, 1967) is married and has two children from a previous marriage. He is a veteran who was stationed with the 101st Airborne Division Air Assault(87-89). Antoine is a Second degree black belt in the art of Ninjutsu and he is currently a Sgt. with the St.louis City Sheriff Department. Antoine holds degrees in Business, Information Technology, and is finishing up a Criminal Justice degree. He has lived in St.Louis most of his life except for the time spent in the military and a short time in Florida.