A look into the creative process of prolific Jack Reacher author

The Jack Reacher novels, featuring the character of the same name, is a popular action book series.

Andy Martin is the author of Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me.

The book is a personal look into Lee’s creative process as he undertakes the writing of the twentieth Jack Reacher novel, Make Me.

Martin spent at least nine months with Lee in the creation of the book.

Part of the reason why Lee let me get away with this was that he felt not enough people were giving themselves to read Lee Child.

Andy Martin, Author

I remember Lee being very excited when someone put in a headline, ‘The cameo of crime, him saying oh yea that’s cool.

Andy Martin, Author

The funny thing is he actually has anxieties as a writer. He feels just the same as any other kind of writer struggling.

Andy Martin, Author

Listen to John Maytham's full interview with Andy Martin below...

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