STEPHEN LANGFORD is a veteran writer/producer of over 150 hours of primetime television. His credits include Family Matters and Malcolm and Eddie.He has also ventured into screenwriting and fiction. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Sandy, and their two daughters.
About White Rogue:
Cold War era biological experiments are resurrected and after Boston experiences a seemingly inexplicable bio-terrorist attack, the Center for Disease Control’s Dr. Davie Richards and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Paula Mushari once again join forces to uncover who is behind it. An obscure reference to a Dresden project found amid crash site evidence marks them both for execution. Paula and Dave are forced to leave Boston in the middle of the night and head to Washington, D.C.,where they soon find that anyone they contact also becomes the target of assassins. When the daughter of the CDC’s director is taken hostage, Dave and Paula come face to face with an evil that forces them to question the very nature of duty and service to country. With the help of one man, they learn the true meaning of dark operatives while they desperately try to stop another bio-attack from happening.
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Would you call yourself a born writer?
Yes, I was a day dreamer as a school boy and decided to turn my inattentiveness into way to make a living.
What was your inspiration for White Rogue.
Actually, it was Dr. David Fett who conceived the series. White Rogue is the second installment. He brought both Connie Malcolm and me together to develop a screen play and book. In White Rogue, he wanted to explore the principle, underscored by the U.S. Supreme Court, that the primary obligation of government is to protect people and to do no harm to the populace.
What themes do you like to explore in your writing?
One of the themes that the three of us wanted to highlight in White Rogue was the return of a cold war mentality in our country. While it’s not communism behind the shift in our cultural and political lives, it is no less real now that terrorism has threatened and harmed our nation. As time goes by, as we exit from the conflict in Afghanistan, it will become more and more apparent that we’ve gone back to the future.
How long did it take you to complete the novel?
We worked on White Rogue for nearly two years.
Are you disciplined? Describe a typical writing day.
I usually write in the mornings (I run a film company) and I write in bursts. It’s very intense and very fast. It’s very different for my partners. They both are extremely precise and disciplined in how they approach the process. David is a physician and Connie is a former journalist.
What did you find most challenging about writing this book?
The challenge is always facing the daunting task of writing the vast amount of pages. As the pages pile up, you still feel like you’re running in place.
What do you love most about being an author?
I guess it’s the freedom. There’s no network executive putting in their two cents. I was watching a TV series called “Episodes,” and the poor writers had to endure the networks whims and ridiculous demands. It took me back to the days when I worked in network television. It made me not miss it and enjoy what I’m doing now.
Did you go with a traditional publisher, small press, or did you self publish? What was the process like and are you happy with your decision?
We self-published White Rogue through Create Space which is owned by Amazon.
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