Author Interview – Edward Mrkvicka


What inspires you to write and why? My first 8 books were about personal finance, banking, and the stock market (I am a retired bank president). My last 4 have been Christian books, as I have been a lay minister and counselor since my days in the service (Air Force 1965-69).

What genre are you most comfortable writing? Christian books.

What inspired you to write your first book? As I noted, I had retired from banking in 1982 at a fairly young age, and I knew I had obtained a wealth of information that could help people financially, so I sat down and committed said knowledge to paper in the hope I could reach a large audience. I will admit being a Christian bank president is a perhaps strange combination, but such can also be extremely helpful – when I was in banking I refused to ever see one of my customers taken advantage of – my first books were dedicated to that goal, notwithstanding that I was no longer in the industry.

Who or what influenced your writing once you began? The motivating factor in my writing is trying to help people – period.

What made you want to be a writer? It’s something I’ve always enjoyed – mostly because I like helping people, and writing is a means to that end.

What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general? I write nothing but non-fiction. Frankly, I have doubt as to whether I could write fiction as I lack the creativity that’s required. I like to think I’m a conversational writer, as I try and make whatever I’m writing like a one-on-one conversation between myself and the reader.

Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it?

Do you intend to make writing a career? I intend to keep writing, but I don’t think of it as a career per se.

Have you developed a specific writing style? Informative and conversational.

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Genre – Christian Life

Rating – G

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