Today I am interviewing William C. Dietz, author of the new post-apocalyptic military novel, Battle Hymn, final book in the America Rising series.
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DJ: Hi Bill! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
William C. Dietz: I’m older than I’d like to be, an avid canoeist, a world traveler, grumpy at times, appalled by what’s going on in Washington D.C., the beneficiary of a 50 year relationship with a very patient woman, a man who likes to have a gin and tonic at 4:00, and the author of more than fifty novels, two video games, and a clutch of short stories.
DJ: What is Battle Hymn and then the America Rising series about?
William: As the cover copy says, the Second Civil War continues to rage as Union president Samuel T. Sloan battles to keep America whole and, more than that, to restore the country to its former greatness.
“Wanted Dead or Alive.” Following a fateful battle between Union Army major Robin “Mac” Macintyre and her sister, the New Confederacy places a price on Mac’s head, and bounty hunters are on her trail.But there’s work to be done, and Mac is determined to help Sloan reunify the country by freeing hundreds of Union POWs from appalling conditions in Mexico and capturing a strategic oil reserve that lies deep inside Confederate territory.
However, to truly have peace it will be necessary to capture or kill the New Confederacy’s leadership, and that includes Mac’s father, General Bo Macintyre. Continue reading