Mil-Writer inspired by law enforcement work and faith

Trent Ruble (photo provided)

Trent Ruble (photo provided)

Trent Allen Ruble was born in Indiana in 1961. He’s a veteran of the United States Air Force where he traveled extensively as an aircraft loadmaster. He’s now a retired police detective working as a police officer at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

He has shared his  story in a recent post on Military Success Network and here he lets us peek a bit into his process.      
WoW- Words on Wednesday, welcomes Trent Ruble, a relatively recent, but highly motivated writer and published author. 
Mystery novel, 2006

Mystery novel, 2006

His two novels are; “Harrison Davis, Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” and “Gunar Hamilton, Vigilante on the Lam.” 

He also writes weekly articles in his blog; “A Hoosier Perspective.” Ruble is a member of the Military Writers Society of America and is active in supporting fellow MilWriters.
“Harrison Davis,” is a mystery centered on a police detective in a small town. The second, “Gunar Hamilton,” is a sequel but is more of an adventure than a mystery. 
We catch him mid conversation with Helena Kaufman about how he got started and what motivates him to write, after his full time job, after time with wife, children and several grandchildren. Now, 
…..In his own words…


As for my writing, I started in 2004 and, after about two years, my first novel, “Harrison Davis,” was published.
The second, “Gunar Hamilton,” also took about two years and was published in 2011.
The inspiration for the books has come from my time in law enforcement. But, my purpose for writing was to share my faith in a non-confrontational way.
I’m not an in-your-face kind of guy and I don’t appreciate it when people try to push their beliefs on me. Even so, I think it’s necessary to share what is so important to me and, in this way, people can read it or not. And, like many writers, I’d always had a story inside just waiting to get out.
The sequel, 2011

The sequel, 2011

One day I just sat down and started writing. I wrote the story from beginning to end before any editing, but it was only about 18 pages long.

Then I started the process of fleshing it out with the final product still on the short side at 118 pages. The scariest part of being published is putting my work out in the public eye and hoping not to embarrass myself. It’s hard to know if the books are good because no one tells me when they think they’re bad.
So, (gulp) I’m ready to hear the truth if any readers would like to share.

Trent Ruble is on Facebook and blogs at “Hoosier’s Perspective”

Warriors, writers, veterans and those currently serving enter the daily conversation on writing their stories at the Military Writers Society of America. 
The MWSA’s mission, taken from their main website states that the “MWSA helps veterans, their families, and historians record history and the complexities of military life―and encourages writing and other creative endeavors as therapy for the stresses of our special circumstances. We focus on using these works to educate the general public, students, and the military community.”


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