Interview with Andy Slade, Author of The Magic Parachute

20 Mar 2024

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Magic Parachute?

I happened to come across a book about St. Kilda Island in the outer Hebrides, the title of the book is The Island on the Edge of the World by Charles MacLean. The topic was so fascinating to me that it spurred me on to write this story.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of The Magic Parachute, what would they be?

Fly Like an Eagle by Steve Miller.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?


What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Every book by John D. MacDonald that I haven’t read.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The scene where Robbie saves his father from drowning.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I write everything after midnight.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

No matter how difficult the challenge, never give up!

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

That family and true friendships are our most cherished treasures!


Andy Slade is the author of the new book The Magic Parachute

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