Interview with Tony Templar Gilbert


Hello Everyone!

We are delighted to have author Tony Templar Gilbert amongst us today at Musikdiv India Online Magazine at our Special ‘Authors Festival’ interview series to tell us about his new book Steel Teeth of Hell!
Please read on …


a combat chronical of a WWII tank crew, as told by their tank commander through a series of logbook entries. You will enjoy this wild, dangerous and bloody trip while fighting the SS tanks like the Tiger MKVI, the Panther and the MKIV. During the armored corps’s campaign, you will travel through France, Belgium and into the heart of Russian-held Berlin. Dodging Panzerfausts, mines, tank traps and the Hitlerjugend, the tank nick-named Betsy and her crew will give you an experience you will never forget. This book is being re-released with more exciting pages and tons of new photos!
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So Tony, we’ll start your Interview with the very first question

1.Please introduce and tell the readers something about yourself.

My name is Tony Templar Gilbert

2.What brought you to writing?

As a kid, I was always in love with the idea of battles and tanks of WW2.

3.How long have you been writing?

Since I was around 12, I am 53 now.

4.Which was your first literary project?Tell us something about it.

Steel Teeth of Hell 1 and 2. I wanted to write about what the Sherman tank crew went through, such as death, fear, joy, loss, and trying to survive things like the winter of Bastogne and fighting Tiger tanks.

5.Is this your new/latest project?

No, now I am working on a book about Balao class submarines fighting in the Pacific.

6.Traditional books or e-books? How do you prefer to see your works published? Have you tried ever publishing the traditional way?

Depends on the audience. Old veterans prefer a paperback, like myself, I personally love reading a book because I’m just used to it. I tried for a long time to find a traditional house, but no one wants me.

7.Can you give a chapter sample preview of your book here for our readers to know more about it.

Yes
( Please look at the bottom of the interview for book excerpts )

8.What are your hobbies?Things that you enjoy doing besides books of course.

Making videos. Watching ww2 movies. Docudramas on History Channel.

9.Who is your favorite author?

Sam Fuller, Steven Ambrose.

10.What is your favorite genre to read and also to write?

World War 2

11.Do you have a role model that you get inspiration from?

My grandpa was a soldier with the 36th Division in Italy, France and Germany.

12.Where do get your ideas from?Do you take your story ideas from real life situations?

Sometimes, but mostly I create the stories as I would want to read them.

13.Do you have a pseudonym?

No, but I’m single(lol)

14.Whats your experience been like in the publishing industry?Postive or negative?Please share your experience with our readers.

Negative. I am starving to death, unemployed, can’t find a publisher, yet I published 4 books in the last 8 months. Stefan Vucak gave my first book a 4 star rating because he liked it, but that does not count for much apparently.

15.Where do you see yourself 10years from now?

Dead in a ditch somewhere.

16.What motivates you to write?

Starvation, depression, lonliness, anger at being a veteran who is shunned by his family for not wanting to be a damn ditch digger, and a country that will not help it’s veterans after dying in a war for them.

17.How important is good cover art for your books?

YES, the human being is conditioned to believe what he sees thanks to the media and our government, so if the cover looks exciting, they all assume it is exciting.

18.Do you have a price strategy for your books?

Yea, I get up, wonder why I’m still alive, and write to forget how miserable I am.

19.How does it make you feel when you read a bestselling book that you don’t feel is as good as yours?

Like shit. But, let’s face it, it’s all rigged any way.

20.Why do you think readers should buy your book?What can you offer them through your book?

A great read thats full of blunt, comidic action, excitement, and truth. And will definitely entertain them and get their troubles off this soon-to-be-extinct planet for a while.

21.Where is your book available?Any Buy Link for our readers?

Amazon Kindle >> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050DEC2Y

22.Do you have a website or a blog that you’d like to share here.

www.wix.com/tonytemplar/authorpage

23.What advice would you give to other writers?

Keep writing if thats your thing, be creative and use all your God given talents to advise, inform and entertain the world. And never, ever stop writing.

24.Anything else you’d like to share with our readers
Yea, buy my books and I will be able to keep the electric on, eat, and not freeze to death.

  • Thank you Tony Templar Gilbert for gracing us with your presence.It was a sheer pleasure.Good luck with your book.We conclude the interview here

    Thanks again from Team MusikDIV

    Book Exerpts – Sample Chapter

    Steel Teeth of Hell By Tony Templar Gilbert

    Then I hear them. SHIT! JINXED! I knew it. The three
    young SS troopers stroll inside our hiding place, jabbering
    in German and they laugh and plop down at a table as if
    they were ordering. They remove their bolt-action
    Mausers and lay them on the table and in what little
    German I can understand bitch about this and that, just
    like typical dogfaces will do, I suppose it’s the same for
    any Army that a soldier’s right to bitch and complain is a
    given. They might be a trio of nice joes in real life. Too
    bad we are gonna have to kill them. Then, as if to JINX
    this already nightmare of a JINX, my driver decides to
    pick that exact moment to enter this shop through a rear
    door to relay another radio message from Command.
    Tom:”HEY SARGE, LOOKS LIKE THEY PASSED US
    BY AND…………….” he freezes when he sees the three
    gunfighters at the poker table. They look at
    Tom…………….Tom looks at them………and all hell breaks
    loose. Adam fires first into the three who fall over each
    other trying to get at their rifles. The air is filled with a
    loud RATATATATATATAT! of the greaser firing back
    and forth into other three krauts reaching and stumbling
    into each other. Then Steve opens up with his model 1911

    Buy Steel Teeth of Hell by Tony Templar Gilbert On Amazon Kindle >> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050DEC2Y


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    One Response to “Interview with Tony Templar Gilbert”
    1. tony templar says:

      love this interview with these kind folks!

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