|Pam Funke, Author|
OPERATION DARK ANGEL and
THE WORLD AT WAR
The Four Horsemen Series
Pam Funke writes the Four Horsemen Series about the takeover of a collapsing world and the attempts to save it. Reviewers say this is an “exciting series by a talented new author” that is “fast-paced.” OPERATION DARK ANGEL and THE WORLD AT WAR (available soon) are the first and second in this seven-book series.
Pam claims that her love of reading led her to write. Oh, and she also likes to eat.
Q: One reviewer of OPERATION DARK ANGEL said, “In this story large scale warfare becomes personal. Because Funke's characters are so well developed you know all of those involved.” How do you make readers care about your characters?
Pam Funke: I create characters that people can relate to or become friends with. Sure there are some characters that people will hate but that’s all part of writing a good story. There’s bound to be characters that readers will both love and hate.
Q: What is the key to good dialogue? Do you ascribe different characteristics to the dialogue based on your character's traits?
Pam Funke: The key to good dialogue is picturing in your mind each character’s personality and how they would act and behave in various situations. It helps to set that character’s tone and slang usage.
Q: How important is back story and setting to creating a believable story?
Pam Funke: Back story and setting are very important to successfully creating a believable story.
Q: In your opinion, what key parts of a story make it great?
Pam Funke: In my opinion, I think an author’s descriptive ability to draw you into the story helps to make it great.
Q: Which part of the book did you find the most demanding to write?
Pam Funke: The hardest part was researching the different cultures and religions and tying them in to the book at the appropriate times.
Q: Do you outline your stories or do your characters push you around?
Pam Funke: LOL, I actually don’t do either. When I am writing I can actually see the events happening in my mind (sort of like a movie playing) and I just write exactly what I see.
Q: Who are your target readers? What do you do to understand what they want to read?
Pam Funke: My target readers are young adult through adults. I talk with different people to see what their interests are and what types of things that they would enjoy reading about.
Q: Tell us something about yourself. For example: do you like to read? Eat? Go to plays? What’s your favorite book, author, character? Do you have a muse? If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?
Pam Funke: Yes, I love to read. This is partially the reason why I started to write. Who doesn’t like to eat? I don’t really go to plays although I do enjoy Tyler Perry’s plays. My favorite book is Gone With the Wind. My favorite authors are James Patterson, Michael Connelly, Joel C. Rosenberg, Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins, and Mary Higgins Clark.
About Pam Funke
I am the proud grand-daughter of a pastor and have spent the majority of my life in the church. I am a Christian author who enjoys writing many different things. My love of reading and writing led me to write for the enjoyment of others.
About THE WORLD AT WAR (available soon)
The second book in the exciting Four Horsemen Series. Join General Alexander Ludlow as he continues on his mission to save the world. At least that is what he thinks that Operation Dark Angel is all about. He is however starting to suspect that this mission is not all that it's cracked up to be. The world is in complete chaos as major nations wage war on each other and the world is on the brink of World War III.
The Group is secretly continuing Operation Dark Angel with much success. Unknown to the rest of the world they are the ones who are behind the strange and devastating attacks on Israel and around the world. What is it that they are really after when they are supposed to be bringing peace to an out of control world?
Italian President Nicolaitanes Balac is steadily gaining political power and recognition. The entire world is watching this one man and wondering if he will be the one to save them from the chaotic spiral that the world is headed towards. Is he really who he appears to be or is he something much more sinister? Can he save the world? Do we even want him to? Is this who mankind should rely on for help or will this be the worst mistake that mankind has ever made?
Chee Tsang, China’s Chief Executive, gathered the country’s military officials together. He was ready for payback. How dare Israel attack his beloved country? Beijing is now just a smoldering disaster zone. This fact alone both angered and saddened him.
General Baojia Chan stood nearby looking over intelligence and working out a war strategy in his head. First we will attack Israel with missiles then a surprise attack with our massive army.
“General, I want your opinion about something. What will we gain from this? How will this attack on Israel benefit the people of China?” Chee Tsang asked.
General Chan looked back at the papers he was reviewing before looking at Mr. Chee Tsang. “Well, I think that this will only work as long as we contain the element of surprise. We then enter the country from here and here,” Baojia said pointing at the military map.
“I see. But would we not have a greater advantage point from here and here,” Chee asked.
“I have planned for the Immediate Action Unit to drop forces in at those locations,” General Chan replied.
“But I thought that we primarily used them to protect the country from terrorism, riots, and the like. If we use them in our attack, won’t that leave the country defenseless?” Chee asked.
“Yes, the IAU is primarily used for that purpose but as they are extremely good at tactical maneuvers we will be using them to strengthen our military forces. The Snow Leopard Commando Unit will be protecting our country while the military is deployed,” Baojia replied.
“Very well then, how long before we can make this happen?” Chee asked.
“It is being done as we speak sir. In a matter of hours we will have our troops in the air,” Baojia replied.
General Chan has done well, although I wish that he had waited for my approval.
Chee turned and faced General Chan. “You are doing a fine job. As I am not needed here I will be off taking care of more pressing issues. Do not disappoint me,” Chee said. He then turned and left the room.
General Chan turned back to his staff. “How much longer before the planes are loaded with the troops and equipment?” he asked.
“Sir, they will be ready for takeoff in approximately two and a half hours,” the young soldier replied.
“Excellent. Now I want you to launch the missiles at Israel. We will start by creating chaos and panic and then the real fun begins,” General Chan ordered.
“Yes sir,” the soldier replied. He then typed in the target locations, the order codes, and hit send.
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