Posts Tagged ‘The Possessor’
You never know that your readers are going to like or dislike. One of the problems any writer has is being consistent with readers. I have found that is very difficult. I have had some readers write me how they loved Tanglewood Road and disliked The Possessor. Others write how much they like The Possessor.
The check from Amazon from the sale of my books brought a smile to my face. After all, I have two major goals in writing: make money and entertain my readers. I am slowly on the way to achieving both goals. Seeing my bank account grow was very gratifying, but it doesn’t compare to listening
Tony Grace is pure evil in my book The Possessor. There is no right or wrong in Tony’s world. He is anti-social, angry, and very lonely. He is an outcast in a world he can’t comprehend. I came up with the idea for Tony from two individuals that crossed my path earlier in my life.
One of the hardest parts of writing is choosing your audience: whom do you want to entertain. Many writers fail because they can’t find their audience. I chose women 45 and above as my target audience. There were several reasons for choosing this age group. Number one, they read. Women read books while men tend
I miss raising kids. It was probably the hardest, but most satisfying job I’ve ever had. It was also the most fun. (My warped personality even liked the teenage years) I think that is why I had a teenager as the narrator in The Possessor. In my new novel, The Urn, I have another teenager
I’ve traveled down this road a hundred times in my life and in my mind. Usually in an old red Mercury covered in the red dust of Polk County. The road is asphalt now, but in my memory it is gravel. My cousin, John McReynolds, sits behind the wheel with an old briar pipe clenched
I’ve had a couple of friends ask if I were the character Mac in The Possessor. The answer is no. Mac was my nickname growing up, but that is as autobiographical as it gets. Mac is a compilation of many young boys who grew up in the fifties. It was an innocent time. During the
Aunt Holly’s strong character in The Possessor is a familiar figure for many of us who grew up in the 30s, 40′s, and 50′s. Aunt Holly is based on my mother who brought those skills with her when I was growing up in Kansas City. Like many women who had to live through the depressions
Mac walks through the empty house that holds so many memories from an earlier time. All the loved ones who lived here have died. Mac is the only one left to remember. Pleasant memories of Uncle John and Aunt Holly who kept him that summer so long ago. He met Dory that summer. She changed
We are now in the process of doing the last proof of Tanglewood Road and The Processor in paperback. After that, some last-minute formatting and they should be ready to go. I hoped to have them out in paperback by the end of January but it looks like the first two weeks in February are