Illinois / U.S.A.
Question: How long have you been writing?
Question: What was the name of the first book you ever published, and when was it published?
“MP” (Stands for Military Police)
Published – Dec 23, 2012
Question: Was this book published by a publisher; or did you self-publish?
Published through Amazon Createspace
Question: Tell our readers about this very first book. (For example: What was the inspiration for writing it, and what was it about)?
It was a semi-autobiography. I felt it had to be written, and that some part of me would be lost if I didn’t write it.
Question: Can a person still buy this book? If so, where?
Yes, at Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, and online bookstores.
Question: How many total books have you published?
I've published two books.
Question: List all of your titles
“An American MP in Korea” This second book was picked up by a publisher. It is an exhaustively edited and pace-adjusted version of my first book, with advice from a NY TIMES best-selling author.
Question: Any future writing projects in the works? If so, tell us about it, and any pertinent dates to go with it.
Yes, I’m about 100 manuscript pages into a new novel rough draft. I expect to be finished by end of 2014. However, expectations are often fickle.
Question: What is the title of your current book, and tell us a little about it.
"An American MP in Korea" is the story of a young American military policeman’s personal growth and struggles in mid-1960s South Korea, during the reign of North Korean premier Kim Il-Sung. Known as the “Great Leader” and father of the communist movement in North Korea, Kim was the grandfather of its current leader, Kim Jong-Un.
Sex, murder, suicide, espionage and love are all intertwined in this work, based on true events during the “cold war” era.
The story unfolds as the protagonist is drafted into the army, trained as a military policeman and shipped off to South Korea. He believes that fate has spared him the horrors of a burgeoning war in Vietnam. Instead, he is thrust into a different kind of war; one that shakes his core beliefs and cripples his ability to deal with the tragic and deadly consequences.
Last question, if someone comes across this article and reads it, what would you like to tell them about why you think they should try reading your book?
(So—do a sell-job). People are smart enough to know that every author thinks their work is simply grand. What I can say, in all honesty, is that after years of laboring over it and literally thousands of edits, I was concerned that it might seem chopped-up. So, I read it through one last time before its release. I put it down and said to myself, “Hey, that’s not bad!”
Anything else you'd like to add that I didn't ask you, but you would like to share with our readers?
In "An American MP in Korea", I hope my words serve to paint a backdrop for escalating tensions in the world today and to suggest that there is always room for optimism.
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Blog Writer's Note to Author: Your books sound really interesting. I always find that books that have some basis of fact surrounding them, generally have high value. I will definitely check your two books out. Good Luck and much success to you on your current and future writing endeavors.