Author: Bruce Solheim
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Today’s interview is with Bruce Solheim.
Bruce Olav Solheim was born on September 3, 1958, in Seattle, Washington, to hard-working Norwegian immi¬grant parents, Asbjørn and Olaug Solheim. Bruce was the first per¬son in his family to go to college. He served for six years in the US Army as a jail guard and later as a hel¬icopter pilot. He earned his PhD in history from Bowling Green State University in 1993. Bruce is currently a distinguished professor of history at Citrus College in Glendora, California. He also served as a Fulbright Professor in 2003 at the University of Tromsø in northern Norway. Bruce founded the Veterans Program at Citrus College and cofounded, with Manuel Martinez and Ginger De Villa-Rose, the Boots to Books transition course—the first college course in the United States designed specifically for recently returned veterans. He has published eight books and has written ten plays, two of which have been produced. Bruce is married to Ginger, the girl of his dreams, who is a professional helicopter pilot and certified flight instructor. He has been blessed with four wonderful children: Bjørn, Byron, Caitlin, and Leif. He also has a precious grandson, Liam. Bruce, his brother, and his two nephews still own the family home in Åse, Norway, two hundred miles above the Arctic Circle.
Q: How are you?
A: Alive and surviving day to day under duress from my inner turmoil.
Q: On a cold day: coffee, tea, cocoa or something a bit stronger, and why?
A: Cocoa. Chocolate is magical.
Q: What is the current book you are promoting?
A: Timeless: A Paranormal Personal History
Q: What inspired this book?
A: I have had paranormal experiences since I was four years old. My mom was psychic.
Q: If you could have your book made into a movie, who would you want to direct it?
A: Oliver Stone
Q: If your book were made into a movie, who would you cast?
A: As me, it would have to be Greg Kinnear.
Q: Dessert: cake or pie and why?
A: I love pie, especially apple. I love the crust. Has to be thick crust.
Q: What is your next project?
A: Timeless Deja Vu
Q: What is one place you would like to visit and why?
A: Mars or beyond. To go where no one has gone before.
Q: Who is your favorite fictional character and why?
Q: What one person from history would you like to meet and why?
A: Mark Twain. To get some writing types and to be entertained at the same time.
Q: If there was one thing you could do to change the world, what would it be?
A: To believe in magic.
Q: How do you write your books?
A: One word at a time. I am inspired and compelled to write a book. I have no choice.
Q: What is your comfort food?
A: Kjottsuppe (Norwegian beef stew)
Q: Who inspires your writing?
A: Ginger (my wife)
Q: Where do you come up with your stories?
A: Life and afterlife.
Q: Who is your favorite author?
A: David Willson
Q: What is one great lesson you have learned as a writer?
A: Just write it and figure out the details later.
Q: What is one thing you hate about being a writer?
A: My back hurts and I don’t walk around enough.
Q: If you could never write again, what would you do?
A: Tell stories orally.
Q: Tell us something unique about you:
A: I have seen many ghosts.
Q: What is your favorite word?
Want to learn more about Bruce Solheim and his work? Check him out at his website!