Title: Launch Facility Bravo 13, 1 NOV 80
Author: Raymond Appleman
Can you tell us what your latest book is all about?
My short story is about a security team investigating a shooting incident on a haunted missile site.
How did you come up with the idea?
While enlisted in the Air Force I heard a ghost story and I wanted to write it down. The ending was inspired while eating lunch at a local park.
What kind of research did you do before and during the writing of your book?
I referred to journal entries about the ghost stories heard about LF B13 and looked up the location of the site.
Can you give us a short excerpt?
I took one last walk around the shot-up camper and informed the relief camper of our next destination and asked them to watch the house downhill from the fence. Clint walked to the “outdoor restroom” on the fence side of the exhaust duct. I picked up the wheel chocks and started the truck. Clint bounced off the side of the exhaust fan cover and tried to run, zip his pants, and look back at the fan cover all at the same time. He didn’t do any of those things effectively and jumped into the passenger side of the GP sternly barking, “Let’s move, NOW!”
In your own experience, is it hard to get a nonfiction book published today? How did you do it?
My short story is fiction and I have written no nonfiction so I do not have any experience with publishing nonfiction.