What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing? If the good Lord appeared to me and said, “You can write one book and one book only!” I have. It’s The Violent Season.
Do you have any upcoming appearances that you would like to share with us? Check me out on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
If you could leave your readers with one bit of wisdom, what would you want it to be? Get a glass of red wine, a pile of chocolate, a comfortable chair, a purring cat and a copy of The Violent Season.
When you wish to end your career, stop writing, and look back on your life, what thoughts would you like to have? Feci quid potui… I have done what I could.
Who is your favorite author and why? Marie de France… her intimacy of voice.
Can we expect any more books from you in the future? Yep.
Have you started another book yet? Yep.
Who or what influenced your writing once you began? Other writers and personal experiences… the Vietnam War, writ large.
Who or what influenced your writing over the years? Personal experience and other writers… getting over the Vietnam War, writ large.
What made you want to be a writer? Knowing my high school English teacher wouldn’t be going over my work with his red pencil.
What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general? Getting the time and staying focused.
THE VIOLENT SEASON is an epic, expansive collection of heroic short stories centered on the gripping experiences of three young men and their families during the Vietnam War. The book presents a ‘coming-of-age’ narrative that begins in the lush river valleys of upstate New York and on the streets of New York City and provides an insightful perspective of youth and innocence plunged into the crucible of war.
As well, it transcends the “good guys, bad guys” portrayal of human conflict by presenting its readers with a depiction of good people, Americans and Vietnamese, caught up in unthinkably grim and difficult circumstances. THE VIOLENT SEASON celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and its ability to triumph over the horror and tragedy of war.
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Genre – Literary / Historical Fiction
Rating – PG13
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