This author interview features Brian Laslow. Brian Laslow has been in the business of security for over twenty-five years and his debut novel is called The Marijuana Project. The Marijuana Project explores the connection between morality and medical marijuana from the perspective of a security expert. I selected this title from the Book Club Reading List.
When did you decide to become a writer?
People over the years have told me what I do for a living (security consultant) is fascinating. I took on a medical marijuana client and as I became engrossed in the debate, it occurred to me that the combination of the two things may make an interesting story.
How long does it take you to write a book?
It took me about ten months to write this book.
How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
This is my first novel. I wrote an industry book but that was a much different process.
What are you working on at the minute? What’s it about?
I have the beginning of the sequel to The Marijuana Project but right now I’m mostly marketing the current book. Of course I’m also still a security consultant.
What is the hardest thing about writing?
For me it was making sure I’m in the right mindset for writing. there were times i forced it and the end result was not a good read.
What was the easiest thing about writing?
For me it was the plot formatting. I have an organized mind so it was easy for me to formulate the plot and know what was next to write.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I’m a soccer Dad! I also enjoy cooking and woodworking. However, I work a lot.
What book/s are you reading at present?
Killing Reagan. It’s funny, I really enjoyed writing the fiction book but I enjoy reading nonfiction better.
What is your favorite book and why?
Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed. Very powerful story.