Interview with David Boito, Author of Valley Fliers

09 Feb 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Valley Fliers?

I live near a miniature airfield in the San Fernando Valley and frequently ride my bike past there. I would stop to watch the remote control “rc” pilots fly maneuvers and I thought it made a really interesting setting for a story.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Valley Fliers, what would they be?

The theme to “Top Gun” comes to mind, as this is sort of a miniature version of the Top Gun airbase.

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

I like thrillers that have a historical angle. Books that force you to turn the page. Yes, I like to write in the thriller genre.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

I’m reading “The Round House” right now, by Louise Erdrich.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

I really enjoyed writing the finale – where the team of young rc pilots must use their skills and take action to save lives.

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

I like to have a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon nearby!

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

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

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

I would hope they might be more aware of how the abundance of drones in their airspace can affect their right to privacy.


David Boito is the author of the new book Valley Fliers

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