Scott Kramer is a former investment advisor and now runs a manufacturing company. He grew up in New Jersey and has a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree, both in finance. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. False Pretenses is his debut political thriller novel.
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Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and how long have you been writing?
I was born in New York and grew up in New Jersey, where I lived until I was about twenty-two years old. I then moved to California, where I have been ever since. I started writing about eight years ago. I wrote for a little while and then stopped for about six years, before picking up my pen again.
My latest book is a political thriller. I hope people realize that everything isn’t as it always appears, and while I would never accuse all politicians of being corrupt, the public needs to keep an eye on their political leaders because there are inducements for them to do what is right for themselves, rather than for their constituents.
Share some of your writing goals. What’s next for you?
My writing goals are to put all of my story ideas into book form. I’m currently writing my next book, which is a crime drama.
What’s the most interesting book you’ve ever read?
I think the most interesting book that I ever read was Who I Am by Pete Townshend of The Who. It told an amazing story about an incredible musician that has lived an unbelievable life.
Vince Flynn, Dan Brown, Daniel Silva, Brad Thor and Stuart Woods
Book you’re currently reading?
I just started reading The Cleaner by Mark Dawson
Any type of writing ritual you have?
Not really. I think of the story that I want to tell, then I sit down at the computer and start writing it.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Read, travel, spend time with my family, and work at my manufacturing company.
What is one of the things you’re most thankful for as a writer?
That I don’t have to type on paper, and make corrections with correction tape.
In your opinion, what’s the measure of a successful writer?
There are lots of ways to measure success…the number of books written, the number of books sold, amount of money earned. I think just writing a book is success in itself.
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Anything else you’d like to add?
I hope your readers will take the time to read my book. I think it’s a good story and I believe they’ll enjoy it, as well as look at their politicians a little bit differently.
About False Pretenses
A stolen election. Domestic terrorism. Extortion. Once in power, and consumed by greed, Pete Reeves will stop at nothing to have more of both. It’s a non-stop race around the world to prevent the President from going to war to further his own ambitions. Politics takes one unexpected turn after another in “False Pretenses,” the new political thriller by Scott Kramer.
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