Episode 71

Published on:

5th Jun 2024

Steve Urszenyi - Perfect Shot


Steve Urszenyi is a first-time author who recently published his book 'Perfect Shot.' He shares his journey of becoming a writer and the inspiration behind his book. Steve started writing about 30 years ago but took a break due to other priorities. About 15 years ago, he started writing again and received the advice to just write. He stumbled upon the character of Alex, a special agent chasing down a stolen nuclear bomb across Europe. 'Perfect Shot' is the first book in a series featuring Alex Martel. Steve's writing style involves not outlining or plotting but starting with a character and a location. He enjoys being on the ground and experiencing unfolding events, which influenced his storytelling. In this conversation, Steve Urszenyi and Travis Davis discuss their writing processes and the tools they use. They talk about the benefits of using Scrivener for organizing and writing manuscripts, including its outlining and drag-and-drop features. They also discuss the importance of research in writing and the need for accuracy in details. Steve shares his experience with writing a series and the process of writing book three. They conclude by discussing where listeners can find Steve's books and how to connect with him.

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Author Ecke
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Have you ever thought about writing your first book? After writing my first novel, I wanted to uncover how other authors went from an idea to a published book. Hopefully, you can find the motivation to take your idea to a printed book. We are here to motivate you; once you publish it, we can have you on the Author Eche. Tell Us Your Story.

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Travis Davis

Travis is the author of thrillers Flames of Deception and Cobalt: The Rise and Fall of the Great Reset. He is also the author of One of Four: World War One Through the Eyes of an Unknown Soldier. Travis is An Air Force Brat who grew up in Arkansas, Spain, New York, and California. He joined the US Army at 17 years old as an Armored Reconnaissance Specialist and was stationed in the various forts in the United States and Germany, where he met his beautiful wife. During his three tours in Germany, he conducted hundreds of border patrols along the East-West German border and Czechoslovakia-West German border. Where he saw first-hand communism and its oppression of its citizens, he retired from the US Army, where his last duty assignment was as Assistant Operations Sergeant of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana. He is a lifetime member of the Sergeant Morales Club and received multiple awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal.
When he is not writing or working, Travis enjoys exercising, traveling (he loves a good road trip), baking different loaves of bread, and just relaxing in his backyard with friends and family while having a cold beer. He currently lives in Allen, Texas, with his wife of 36 years; he has three adult children: two daughters living in Arkansas, one son living in Northern Virginia, and eight wonderful grandchildren.

“Travis never met a stranger,” his wife always says.