LIBERATED FROM FACT
WRITING FOR NO GOOD REASON
In 2011, my first novel, A Thinking’s Man Bully, rolled off the presses and took the American literary fiction reading public (all 36 of us) by storm. This book could not have happened without considerable help from several very literate friends and family.
Much as I enjoyed A Thinking Man’s Bully and The Razing of Tinton Falls, both books are collections of narratives more than true novels. I wanted write a true chronological novel built around a man and woman, but also satire a serious topic, such as lingering sexism in our modern stories. The result is Saving the Hooker, which I wrote in half the time as my other books, suggesting that I’m either becoming a better writer or lowering my standards— hopefully the former. The positive initial reviews of Hooker leave me cautiously optimistic in this regard.