Nobody reads a book to get to the middle.
I played in a movie called Ring of Fear with Clyde Beatty and Pat O'Brien.
Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books, I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee, who became famous later on with Marvel Comics.
Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney.
I'm a country boy. I hate New York. But that's where things happen, so I use it as a base for stories, I know enough about it. But I have to keep going back there.
I know an awful lot of Hollywood people, who are so self-important, I can't understand it.
Where I am they can smell out a hurricane. My house survived Hurricane Hazel, but it didn't get past Hugo.
I'm a commercial writer, not an author. Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book.
Stephen King. Now I'm not crazy about him, but he's a great a writer.
Victor Saville was bad news because he wanted money just to do one big picture.