Lisa De Pasquale

One of the great things about Twitter is that it allows you to get to know people beyond their vocation, which also happens to be my motive for asking non-political questions in Dozen interviews.

I started following #1 New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor on Twitter before reading any of his books. Because of his support of Wounded Warriors Foundation, the USO and Disabled American Veterans, I not only admire his writing but also his outstanding character.

As a best-selling author of 13 international thrillers including Hidden Order (out , July 9 and available for preorder) Black List, Full Black, Foreign Influence, The Apostle, The Athena Project, The Last Patriot, he is known for his attention to detail and background research. For example, in 2008 Thor shadowed a Black Ops team in Afghanistan.

As a culture warrior and Tea Party supporter, Thor has hosted on Glenn Beck TV and numerous radio shows, and appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS and ABC. He has written for and has plenty of high profile fans. Author David Limbaugh told me, “Brad is a good friend; a genuinely great guy, a fabulous writer, a strong and articulate conservative voice and a major asset to the movement. One thing I think Brad should do more of: radio, television, and podcasts. He makes the case as well as anyone out there.”

His new book, Hidden Order, is about a secret organization that operates without any accountability and is more powerful than the American government. When the candidates in line to head the organization go missing, Scot Harvath is called to D.C. to solve their disappearance and protect the organization’s secrecy. It’s a must-read summer thriller.

The De Pasquale's Dozen asks political figures and free market-minded writers and entertainers to take a break from politics and talk about their pop culture obsessions.

1. What one thing would you do as President “just because you could”?

I would push for tax day and Election Day to both be held on April 15th.

2. Tell me about your favorite teacher and how he or she influenced your life.

Lisa De Pasquale

Lisa De Pasquale is is a writer in Alexandria, VA. Miss De Pasquale was previously the director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where she oversaw all aspects of the conference from June 2006 to April 2011. Prior to CPAC, she was the program director of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. In 2010, she was named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine in their annual list of top political leaders under 35. She has written articles for and Townhall Magazine, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Washingtonian, the St. Augustine Record, The Washington Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Originally from Florida, Miss De Pasquale received a B.A. from Flagler College in St. Augustine.

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