The odds of becoming a published author are low, but becoming a bestselling author is extremely difficult. Larry Loftis not only beat the odds, but he has also hit the NYT bestseller list multiple times. He is a highly acclaimed nonfiction thriller author who specializes in writing about WWII espionage.
Mr. Loftis joins me for a candid interview to discuss how he did beat the odds and the lessons he learned along the way.
I’m often asked how I got Parenting Beyond the Rules published as a new author. My reply: It’s a God story. As with most God stories, other people are involved.
Part of my journey to becoming a published author included talking to people who were further along in the publishing world than me. One of the people God used in my journey is the highly acclaimed author Larry Loftis. I’m grateful and honored that he sat down with me for a two-part interview.
Key Takeaways from Larry
- Commit to excellence.
- Do your best
- Be committed
- Hone your craft
- Put time into getting better
- It will take years
- There will defeat
- Aim high
About Larry Loftis
Larry Loftis is the New York Times and international bestselling author of the nonfiction spy thrillers CODE NAME: LISE: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy and Into the Lion’s Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov—World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond. His third nonfiction thriller, The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones, is now out and was an instant New York Times bestseller. His books have been translated into multiple languages around the world, including Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese, Czech, and Serbian.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Mr. Loftis was a corporate attorney, publishing scholarly legal articles in the University of Florida Law Review, Suffolk Transnational Law Journal, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Florida Bar Journal, National Law Journal, and Florida Banking. He also has served as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Florida Law School, where he taught writing and appellate advocacy. He received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Florida, where he served on the Law Review as Senior Executive Editor and Senior Articles Editor.
References and Links
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