Meet the Members: John Payne

“I write on what I have most experienced. I value my crediblity.”

-John Payne

A member of the Writers’ League of Texas for three years, John Payne lives in San Antonio.

Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

John Payne: General fiction, as well as sci-fi and fantasy.

Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?

JP: Lee Child – When is Jack Reacher going to suffer a serious, incapacitating injury?

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you wnat to have with you to keep you sane?

JP: Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s Killing Jesus: A History.

Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?

JP: Tips on how to develop characters.

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

JP: Moving solely into fantasy or historical romance.

Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?

JP: I recommend Vince Flynn’s Order to Kill (co-authored by Kyle Mills).

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!

JP: I write on what I have most experienced – even in the fiction and fantasy works. I value my credibility.

Thanks, John!

If you’re a Writers’ League member and you’d be interested in being interviewed for our Meet the Members feature, email us at member@writersleague.org for more information. It’s a great way for other members to get to know you and for you to share a bit about what you’re working on! Please also email us, at the same address, if you’d like to learn more about WLT board service.

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