Inside the Author’s Mind – Al Boudreau

‎If you’ve been following me in July, you’ll know the theme this month is “Night.” In trying to tie Al Boudreau to my theme, I wanted to dig up something dark about him. Well…the closest thing I could find was this quote he left on Facebook by Groucho Marx.

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

I thought that was hilarious, but honestly, I couldn’t find anything dark about Al. He just sparkles; he does it with his writing, his attitude about life, and the way he conducts himself with his fellow writers. He is a shining example of what it means to have success and still be a damn nice person! A constant bright light for the indie author community, he’s created forums to highlight new writers. His Cage Matches have been hugely successful, with the upcoming “Erotica in the Cage” between Amelia James and me taking on epic proportions. Al’s had to reinforce the steel beams just in case the crowd gets too rowdy!

If James Brown was considered the hardest working man in show biz, then Al Boudreau is definitely the nicest working man in the indie author biz. Please welcome a sweetheart of a man and show him some love with your comments.

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Al Boudreau has traveled the world exploring a multitude of countries. First hand knowledge of the locales his characters traverse lends a richness unattainable by simple research alone. The author also maintains a keen eye on geopolitical events, pushing the envelope to make his novels come alive. His fiction is based on the real world and the hidden truths buried beneath its surface.

In Memory of Greed has been consistently ranked the #1 Political Thriller by Amazon customers.

You’re a middle-class citizen with an average life. What if your normal day suddenly careened out of control? Imagine leaving work early for a doctors appointment only to be caught up in a potential catastrophe that you alone can avert. You spring into action but your efforts are stymied by local authorities. By nightfall you find yourself laying in a hospital bed with a gunshot wound, accused of murder.

Such is the shocking reality of twenty-nine year old Murhkin Mocado. Unbeknownst to this California native, his skills as an ex-Navy SEAL have made him a target.

A powerful, corrupt group of individuals have set their sights on Mocado to help carry out a nefarious scheme. Born of relentless greed and hunger for power, these men are willing to sacrifice countless lives to bring their insidious plans to fruition. However, the purveyors of evil deeds are also being watched by one Joelle Barstow, an operative well versed in the tradecraft of industrial espionage. Initially sent to gather information on the CEO of a specific corporation, Barstow rapidly gets in over her head and uncovers a web of deceit involving big business and government.

Once Barstow crosses paths with Murhkin Mocado her skills are pushed to the limit, as she tries desperately to navigate this dangerous and deadly world. Mocado, expertly manipulated by his devious handlers, initiates a chain of events leading to one of the worst man-made ecological disasters the world has ever known. Will the pair escape with their lives in order to bring those responsible to justice?

This mystery/thriller takes the reader on a rapid-fire adventure, beginning in the United States, racing through the breathtaking splendor of Ireland, and culminating in Kenya; one of the most exotic countries within the boundaries of Africa’s “Dark Continent.”


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Inside Al Boudreaus’s Mind

What is your idea of perfect happiness? A daily routine of sitting in the shade next to the pool in Hawaii, while writing full-time.

What turns you on creatively? The ability to re-read a chapter of my work-in-progress,
and know that I’m on the right track.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?  Definitely two words in particular; awesome and thing.

What quality do you most admire in a man? Humility, and being able to laugh at one’s self.

What quality do you most admire in a woman? Confidence, and facing adversity, head-on.

What is your greatest regret?  I don’t do regret.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?  I’m working on this one every day—to become less judgmental.

What is your greatest fear?  Being dropped out in the middle of the ocean, and left behind.

Which living person do you most admire?  My girlfriend, Jennifer, as she is truly selfless.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  There’s nothing in the world I would rather do than write.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?  Any bird of prey.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?  Having stayed alive for this long.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?  Arrogance

What is your greatest extravagance?  Attaining my private pilot’s license.

What is one thing you want to do before you die?  Spend time on all seven continents, and in all fifty states.

What is your present state of mind?  Happy to be alive.

What are some of your favorite curse words?  Son-of-a-bitch is a solid favorite of mine.

What is your motto?  Stop talking and start doing.

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Thank you Al for gracing my space with your presence.  I invite all readers to leave Al a comment or ask a question—a nicer man you couldn’t hope to meet.

32 thoughts on “Inside the Author’s Mind – Al Boudreau

  1. Eden. You did pick one of the best this time!

    Al– such short answers. You’re a novelist for goodness sake. Be long winded, lol. That was a great interview, but I can’t believe you are judgmental. I only know you as the guy who is willing to help anyone- especially writers. I’m still your biggest fan but I am jealous of all the attention you are getting from Eden.

    1. Hi Dannie…you speak of my desire to help others, but that distinct bright light can be directed right back at you, my friend. I see you encouraging others by singing their praises on a daily basis. Thank you so much for your comments, and wonderful support.

  2. Great interview Eden.
    Great interviewee Al. Love your first answer. Nice to get to know you a little better.

    1. Hello Kim…thank you so much for your visit, and your kind words. Please feel free to chat me up any time on Twitter @threecifer.

  3. Great Interview! Now we know not to arrogantly drop Al in the ocean with that awesome thing he loves to write about! 😀 Seriously, Al’s a great guy, and great answers. I love it when writers are succinct!

  4. Great interview, well done, you two of my Fav people from Indie community. Read Al’s book and loved it; reading Eden’s now and loving it!

  5. Not only is Al one of the nicest people you will ever meet, but he is a phenomenal writer. In Memory of Greed is a book that I will never forget. The character are so fantastic they will stick with you. Great interview Al, I look forward to you next book.

    1. CG, great of you to leave such kind words for Al, and couldn’t agree more with you about his book. He’s an amazing writer.

  6. Eden and Al;

    Great interview! I love getting to know my fellow writers better. Thanks for giving us a closer look at such a great writer and friend. Al has been so kind to me as I have built my writing career. His success is well-deserved!

    1. Thx for coming by Leanne, and I couldn’t agree with you more about Al – he’s simply lovely and very helpful to fellow writers.


  7. LOVE this interview… and anyone who is so to the point. Al, I NEED to learn to fly… and regrets are in the past. Thanks for sharing, Eden!

  8. Great interview Al and Eden!

    I love your desire to travel to every continents and see the entire U.S. I share your aspiration and I hope that you achieve it!

  9. “Brevity is the soul of wit” and Al is a man of wit and grace, so I’d expect nothing else but his succinct responses. Still, I wouldn’t mind a bit of witless rambling from him. But that’s probably because I’m a premier rambler! Good interview, you guys!

  10. Ahh it’s not everyday that I get to visit a website and see two of my most favorite people in the whole wide world 🙂 Eden, thank you for featuring Al! He is by far one of the sweetest, most talented, and genuine person I know. The literary world…no, the world in general, is better having him in it 🙂

    1. Haha how about “He is by far one of the sweetest, most talented, and genuine *people* I know”

      Ha, really, I’m a writer!

  11. A man who knows himself — and what he wants. I love the tidy answers. Great insight into the man known as Al. Good stuff, Keem.

    j. //

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