James Luceno Quotes

  • I spent about a year traveling overland from Egypt through Sudan and Ethiopia, and eventually into East Africa.
  • Fifteen years ago, my wife and I purchased an authentic log cabin in Maryland. Painstakingly restored since, the cabin sits on a forested bluff high above a wide river frequented by ospreys, eagles, geese, herons, and other water fowl.
  • While my favorite book of short stories is Fredrick Brown's 'Nightmares and Geezenstacks,' my favorite single story is 'Sound of Thunder,' by Ray Bradbury.
  • Breaking a cardinal rule of spy craft, I actually let it be known that I wanted to work for the CIA.
  • There are aspects of writing that require you to image yourself in various roles and guises, to stand in the shoes of others, to 'act' on an inner stage.
  • As was the case in 'Darth Plagueis' - even going back as far as 'Cloak of Deception' - I was well aware that I was writing what used to be called 'men's adventure' fiction.
  • 'Star Wars' novels that focus on a single character are few and far between.