Episode 46

Published on:

5th Dec 2023

The Maple and the Blue - Partick Larsimont


Patrick Larsimont, an author of World War II aviation thrillers, discusses his background and writing process. He shares the story of his protagonist, Jock's McNabb, a young Scottish kid who becomes a fighter pilot during World War II. Patrick's military background and experience as an intelligence officer in the Air Force inform his writing. He talks about his transition to writing and the inspiration behind his books. Patrick also discusses his writing routine, marketing strategies, and the importance of telling forgotten stories from the war.


Patrick Larsimont's World War II aviation thrillers focus on forgotten stories and untold perspectives of the war.

His military background and experience as an intelligence officer in the Air Force influence his writing.

Patrick follows a disciplined writing routine and aims to write 1,200 words per day.

He utilizes social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter for marketing and connecting with readers.


00:00 Introduction and Background

01:08 The Story of Jock's McNabb

03:31 The Lightning and the Few

06:37 Patrick's Military Background

08:00 Transition to Writing

09:16 Writing Process and Books

13:15 Writing Routine and Word Count

18:09 Marketing and Social Media

20:15 Family's Reaction to Writing Career

23:15 Self-Publishing and Royalties

26:17 Telling Forgotten Stories

29:22 Baedeker Raids and Troop Staging

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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

An Air Force Brat that 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 in 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 Assistant Operations Sergeant of 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. He currently works for a cyber security company as a Director Technical Solutions Specialist has held leadership positions in numerous leading software companies, and has spoken at technology conferences in the US and Europe. He was the Technical Editor for Que Publishing for their Microsoft MCSE series and contributing author for the Windows 2000 Handbook. Travis is the co-founder of Point N Time Software and the inventor of Meeting Mapper and Strategy Mapper.

While 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 seven wonderful grandchildren.

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