IndieView with Robert Barlow Jr, author of D.O.G.: Executive Order

I am hoping this interview will also help spread the word. I lived there until I completed college. What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? and the Executive Order paper was my idea, but the cover was created by a professional, who did an exceptional job. Unfortunately, I have no budget for it, so I rewrite and rewrite. A terrorist leader has threatened to make public his illegal relationship with an arrogant, power-hungry president. Gunnery Sergeant Zach Hinson and Sergeant First Class Jason Jones, sniper team D.O.G., are ordered to assassinate the terrorist leader, but for the president, it is not enough. Without their efforts and genius, I shudder to think the kind of country in which I would have grown up. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? In doing so, I served with some of our country’s finest. Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? Writing and publishing is a tough business, and I believe securing agency representation is even tougher. Robert Barlow Jr – 22 March 2018
The Back Flap
To save his presidency and assure re-election, an arrogant, power-hungry president must end his illegal connections with a terrorist leader before that leader follows through on his threat to make public their relationship. When I graduated from college, my career path brought me to middle Tennessee, where I’ve lived ever since. What came easily? I tend to begin rewriting as I write. I don’t have the talents necessary to create images for a quality cover. About You
Where did you grow up? I was born in Queens, N.Y., the son of a Marine. I don’t outline my stories. I edit as I go until the manuscript is complete. What would you like readers to know about you? The first draft was developed quickly. When an idea for a plot comes to mind, I start typing and develop the story around it. One is a historical fiction set in the 19th century in the territory that will eventually become Wyoming. I’ve sought reviews, had a giveaway and done all I know on social media. I live in a little bedroom community called Ridgetop, which is a skip and a hop from Nashville. But, his effort to save his presidency becomes a war when it is learned the man with whom he has dealt with to kill team D.O.G. I sought agency representation, but none I contacted were interested. When I started first grade, dad left the Marines, and my parents moved back to the area of western Kentucky in which they grew up. I have two books in the works, but that work has been put on hold. I only wish Americans that don’t truly understand the disaster that would have been our fate without the founders felt as I. My goal was agency representation, but when that didn’t work out, I opted to self-publish. As a part of this love, I wore our nation’s uniform for 27 years; 20 in the Army National Guard and 7 in the U.S. Fearful of the public backlash, the president orders the terrorist killed, and sniper team D.O.G, Zach Hinson and Jason Jones, is assigned the mission. But, Zach and J.J. In recent years, I’ve either worked 12 and 13-hour days, or attended school at night as part of my career change. They weren’t sent there because they longed to kill. I’ve read on marketing indie books and have implemented all I could. When did you start writing the book? This allows me to ensure I’ve left no plot holes, to add detail and to think ahead for ways to improve it. About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? The truth is, I go to Nashville mainly for Predators games. Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? Do you listen to music while you write? But, as is the case with my books, my day job slowed rewrites and completion of the final story. I do not want the distraction. However, no music plays when I write. Both took away my free time, as well as my reading time. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) About the book
What is the book about? Did you hire a professional editor? Today, I read only my rewrites. However, Zach is written as a descendant of Civil War sniper, Jack Hinson, who took up arms against the Union. D.O.G.: Executive Order might be considered suspense, but Time Passed reads like a non-fiction memoir. End of Interview:
Get your copy of   D.O.G.: Executive Order from Amazon US or Amazon UK. Only the rewrites, but that was due to lack of time. They were sent to Vietnam by their country. Army Reserves. It’s a bit frustrating when, during the rewrite, I must delete a part of the story I really like, but to keep the story flowing and eliminate plot holes, this is sometimes necessary. When the president’s plan fails, his own mission to save his presidency begins. Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? (the military phonetic Delta Oscar Golf) became a realization following a conversation with a friend, my personal disdain for the power-hungry, elected officials (Notice I do not call them leaders.) residing in Washington, D.C, and the illegal activities with which some are involved and not held to account. I prefer not to live in Nashville but am glad to live next door. The other is a supernatural story that will be competed after the historical fiction story. I love America and American history and am forever grateful for the sacrifices of our founders. I’ve not been influenced by any authors, and I’ve not written a specific genre. The characters are fictitious. Without it I believe I’d go crazy. Fearful the sniper team will let slip their involvement, the president agrees to the mission to kill the terrorist leader on the condition the two snipers do not return home alive. What are you working on now? Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? The layout of D.O.G. Because of this, it is vital that you tell the story you would want to read. Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? I love music. I once read a good deal, both fiction and non-fiction, but I once had more time. Even the details that complete the story seemed to fall into place. Still, with today’s technology and available options, indie publishing makes telling our stories possible. I am so thankful that America’s military isn’t spat upon as it was when so many returned from Vietnam. Professional editing is important. Sniper team D.O.G. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? are not aware the president agreed to the mission with one condition, and that he has colluded with another terrorist to complete the unthinkable. The entire story was easily developed. Publishing is tough and monetary success is tougher. If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? Writing began around 2010, but not being a fulltime writer, completion was delayed due to my day job. Publishing is tough and monetary success is tougher. has failed to act on his agreement. Where do you live now? How long did it take you to write it? We all know how important it is for writers to read. Friends and family often help with editing, and they are helpful. If you wouldn’t want to read it, no one else will. Those who returned did not deserve what they experienced. Because of this, it is vital that you tell the story you would want to read. Upon completion, I rewrite and rewrite. If so can you please describe it? I’m an avid hockey fan, and the Preds are my team. Where did you get the idea from? If you wouldn’t want to read it, no one else will.