Passion Never Retires for Laurent Le Baube

What’s the best thing I love about my job? The best thing about my job as a novelist is to sit down in the morning with my cup of coffee or tea in front of my computer and attack the writing of the opus I’m working on! Once the novel is finished, it is meet the readers…

What is my idea of happiness? It is so vast… To have my wife Maud happy, my children happy, to live in a form of carelessness. All associated with the fact of providing for my family by the income produced by the sales of my novels!

What is my biggest fear? Being suffering from an incurable disease preventing me from moving, from enjoying my loved ones. May God protect me from this trial…

What is the trait I deplore the most in me? Impatience! In all areas of life! Professional, sentimental, friendly!

Which people live in my profession that I admire the most? Dan Brown, Ken Follet, Joël Dicker, Rhonda Byrne, JK Rowlling by his unusual story! What destiny she knew…

What is my greatest extravagance? To have climbed on the rooftops of Paris on a summer night! What a show! Another extravagance, in Miami, to have danced at Nikki Beach with the famous Paris Hilton who did not expect to dance a rock when I took her by the hand !!!!

On what occasion would I lie? To save my life and that of my loved ones

What is the thing I hate most about my job? The silence of journalists when I send them an email !!!

When and where have I been happiest in my work? The precise moment when I typed on my keyboard the title of my first novel, “Invisible Testimony”. These few seconds will remain engraved in my memory until my last breath because I felt that I would go to the end of the writing of the book! The feeling was unique!
It was in my old apartment.

If I could, what would I change at home? Anxiety when I can’t move forward on a topic. I have to learn to “let go”…

What is my greatest professional achievement? Having written six installments of my saga of spy novels and writing the seventh right now! I feel immensely proud of it because it is more and more read! So readers like…

Where would I most like to live? I need to know that the ocean or sea is close to me. In France, in Nice with Maud my wife. Abroad, in Los Angeles with Maud. The force of the water provides a strong vibration in me.

What is my most valuable asset? My imagination associated with the scenarios of each of my novels!

What is my most pronounced characteristic? La ténacité ! Never Never Never Give Up !

What is my most inspiring place in my city? The hyper center of Bordeaux! The “golden triangle” composed of the Cours Georges Clemenceau, the Cours de l’Intendance and the Allées de Tourny! The hustle and bustle is concentrated there. The banks of our river La Garonne are inspiring by the weight of Bordeaux history.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink in my city? Many different places exist in Bordeaux that I like to go to depending on my mood, the weather, whether I am with my wife or with friends. The choice is difficult! The landmark is the brewery “Le 5”

What books have influenced my life and how? “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. The truths described in each stage of his life appeared as obvious realities. This is my “revelation” book.

You only die once. What music would I listen to on my last day? Rock n’ roll and one title in particular: Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Bruce Wayne alias Batman

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Those who save their compatriots without counting their time, their money. True altruists are my heroes

Which movie would I recommend seeing once in a lifetime? “The Godfather” by Francis Ford Coppola

What role do stories play in my life and work? They inspire me to enhance the missions entrusted to my hero, Gabriel Saint-Régent. I like to place friends, professional relationships without them knowing in my novels. Their personality really inspires me!

What do the words “You are the storyteller of your own life” tell me? An absolute reality! We are the authors of our life and direct it at every moment. Believing in your dreams is the strongest leitmotiv, so you are a storyteller, an actor in your own life.

Who is my biggest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Lieutenant-Colonel Gabriel-Saint Régent! He brings everything together: source of motivation, it is partner, my double, my partner in crime when I order him to shoot an enemy of France…

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022? The French director Julien Séri who is at the origin of the project to adapt my saga of spy novels. If the project succeeds I hope he will be behind the camera! ( Literary agent Gregory Messina! Of American origin based in Paris, I am at the beginning of a professional relationship with this very friendly agent. 2022 may be the realization of our projects… ( The French producer Sydney Gallonde who looked into this project. Given his seriousness, I will be happy for him to take the production in hand perhaps with other French and international co-producers… (

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to working on? The adaptation of my novels into a TV series! My impatience is daily to participate in the writing of the episodes and feel the atmosphere with the writers …

Where can you see me or my work in 2022? In all french national bookstores (Fnac, Cultura, Decitre, Carrefour, Leclerc etc …), independent bookstores (Mollat, Gibert, La Griffe Noire etc …). Cross paths with me…? In a heavenly place, Bora Bora with my wife Maud… and ofcourse on my website


You can find my books at on this author page

What do the words “Passion never retires” mean to me? The moment it enters your soul, your heart, your mind, passion never withdraws again… It is present in every millimeter of our daily lives. Consuming? Possible! And then, it doesn’t matter! A passion must be lived without restraint…

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