*As a young man I served in the military Reserves. My infantry regiment was The Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Members of my regiment have served in the present conflict in Afghanistan.
Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?
*I like historical fiction the most. I write that the most and read it the most. Even with inspirational and romantic elements added in it remains my favorite genre.
Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?
*Go with every decent opportunity even if no money is involved or you’re being asked to write in a genre you’re not used to. I never thought I’d try Amish fiction but it has opened a lot of doors for me. I published with many groups who had no money to offer me but every story I published gained me more of an audience and readership.
5 things you love?
*Dogs and cats and horses and wild animals like deer and elk and cougar and wolves.
*Wilderness hiking and wilderness camping.
*Nordic or cross-country skiing.
*A book, a fire, a comfortable chair, a pipe.
*The family in one room and doing a game or watching a show together.
What novel have you recently read that has stood out to you that both teens and adults will find enjoyment in?
Yes, Bruce Olson’s Bruchko which, even though it’s a true story, reads like a fast-paced novel. I highly recommend it.
Places for readers to learn more about you?
www.murraypura.com (my website)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4120927.Murray_Pura (Goodreads author page)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Murray-Pura-Writing/125082457581805?ref=hl (Facebook author page)
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