ABOUT ARMANDO PAZOS
A retired officer of the Peruvian Navy, Armando Pazos immigrated to California in the 80s and became a U.S. citizen. Inspired by his passion for history, he began writing fantasy action/adventure for teens and adults in 2002. He is the author of three novels for teens — The Keymaster & the Music Box and The Ghost & the Sailor Chest, both fantasy/action-adventure stories for boys featuring Andy Logan, and a fairy tale, The Blind Princess. His historical fantasy/thriller for adults, Save JFK: A Mission thru Time, featuring time-traveling Secret Service agent Jack Randolph, is an e-book original on Amazon. The father to three children and a stepdaughter, he is married and now lives in New Jersey.
The thing about me is that I‘ve always been a day dreamer and writing comes just naturally for me…..
When I first get up in the morning, I thank for the new day and its possibilities …..
The most important thing in my life is what my children think…..
I love to travel to ….historic places.
In my spare time, I like researching about historic events and enrich my general knowledge…..
One thing I learned about life was ….looks can be deceiving.
The sole mission I am on this earth is to ….try to be a better person everyday
One little known fact about me that might surprise you is …..I don’t have a formal education in the English language.
My favorite time of day is ….at night when I can reflect about my day and have the peace to write.
I love to write about …adventure, fantasy and history
The most difficult aspect about writing is ….interconnect characters with the plot.
My most favorite aspect about writing is …..I can express myself and unleash my imagination.
When I became a published author for the first time, I …..I haven’t had that experience yet.
The inspiration behind my book comes from …..I’ve been always fascinated with the life and death of President Kennedy.
The most asked question about my book is …..How did I come with the idea?
The book opens on that tragic 22nd November 1963; when the body of President Kennedy arrived at Andrew’s air force from Dallas. The events surrounded his assassination are described by a young agent named Joe Randolph, leaving a profound mark on him for the rest of his life. Then the story goes fifty years into the future, to Thursday November 21, 2013, when the President of the United States is about to travel to Dallas, Texas, to preside over a ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. The man in charge of the president’s Secret Service detail is advance agent Jack Randolph. A twenty-year veteran and a second generation of Secret Service agent; his father Joe was part of Kennedy’s detail on that tragic day in Dallas. Jack grew up, listening to his father saying, how they failed to protect Kennedy and how different life could be if he didn’t die on that day.
That Thursday night, after midnight, Jack leaves home for the White House, in order to be ready for the next day’s trip, but a heavy storm is pounding the DC area and on his way to the capital city; he is forced to change his normal route, due to an accident in the expressway. This leaves him no choice, but to take the Arlington Memorial Bridge. As he is crossing the bridge, lightning strikes right in front of his car, causing an amazing phenomenon; a portal opens in front of him, transporting Randolph back in time to the year 1963.
Utterly bewildered, it takes some time for Randolph to finally realize and accept the fact that he has traveled in time to 1963, but as a man who believes in destiny, he is convinced that he is in that particular moment in time for a reason and what better reason than try to amend what his father couldn’t do, which is to save President Kennedy and try to change history. He is convinced that the only person who can ultimately do something to alter the outcome of this tragic event, is the president himself, so in order to accomplish this seemly impossible task, he has to get to him and somehow warning him of the imminent threat on his life.
His first reaction is to look for his father and uncle, who by then were members of Kennedy’s Secret service detail and roommates, living in the Georgetown area. They are the only ones he trust can help him, but it would be a monumental challenge to convince them, first of who he is and second about what is going to happen to President Kennedy.
Follow Jack Randolph in this amazing yet unbelievable adventure and find out, who else will help him to finally reach president Kennedy and if he will be able to accomplish what many people have only dreamed to do, which is, “Trying to change history”.