I was inspired to write my novel about a saboteur on a mission to destroy the nuclear reactor in Iran when I learned of Iran's nuclear program in 1994. I have wanted to be a writer since I was 14 years old (visit my website www.DavidLuceroSandman.com for my author bio) and was looking for an idea of an action/adventure story when I read an article in the newspaper how Russia was assisting Iran build a nuclear reactor for $700.
After the fall of the Soviet Union the new Russian Government was cash-strapped and agreed to help Iran complete their nuclear reactor that was scrapped in 1977. Naturally the U.S. vehemently opposed this deal, but the work to complete the reactor continued.
I did my research and completed my first manuscript in under 1 year, but could not get find a publisher. I continued to edit and work on my book and other stories throughout the years and in 2008 when I learned the Iranian reactor was completed decided now was the time to get my book out for readers to enjoy.
My book launch was on April 18, 2009 at Mysterious Galaxy Books, the premier independent bookstore in San Diego and I am forever grateful to family, friends, and readers who attended my book launch and helped me reach the local best-seller list for that month. I have since attended book festivals and signings and continue to promote my book as the subject is hotly debated in world politics to this day. Although my book is fiction, readers cannot help wonder how real my story may become as events develop in the Middle East.
Visit my website www.DavidLuceroSandman.com for a book preview and also visit http://www.amazon.com/Sandman-David-Lucero/dp/1438937946 where you can read sample chapters and reader reviews.
I invite readers to tell me your thoughts of how the West should deal with a nuclear Iran. Feel free to contact me on Facebook, Twitter, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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