My guest today is Warren Bull.
is an award-winning author of more than twenty published short stories as well as memoirs, essays and a novel, ABRAHAM LINCOLN FOR THE DEFENSE. He has published in STRANGE MYSTERIES II, Whorlteberry Press, 2010, STRANGE MYSTERIES, Whortleberry Press, 2009, MEDIUM OF MURDER, Red Coyote Press, 2008, MANHATTAN MYSTERIES, KS publishing, Inc. 2005, Great Mystery and Suspense magazine, Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine, Crimeandsuspence.com, Mouth Full of Bullets, The Back Alley, Sniplits.com and Mysterical-E, among others. Warren
He has been writing for as long as he can remember. He claims to come from a functional family and he is a fierce competitor at trivia games.
Anne – Welcome to my little corner of cyberspace,
. Mind telling us something about yourself you would normally only share with close friends? Warren
Anne - Let's chat about your most recent release.
My standard blurb is:
TOM ALLEN's life is imploding. His father has all but banished him from his life; Tom's stepfather is entirely too interested in his behavior. Then Tom's beloved grandma suffers a stroke, which leaves his mother emotionally distant. Meanwhile his older sister is too sophisticated to worry about his concerns.
When Tom reads an old family memoir from his grandma's cedar chest he becomes intrigued by his ancestors' accounts of their struggles to form one united family from two shattered families. They face man-made and natural dangers while they battle to survive smoldering conflicts that will soon erupt into the bloodiest war in American history — The American Civil War. With the help of family and friends, past and present, Tom gradually comes to terms with the pain and possibilities of his own family.
Anne - Do you belong to any writer’s organizations, critique groups and/or depend on beta readers?
I am a member of two online Guppies critique groups and a local group. My wife is my first reader. I really depend on feedback from knowledgeable readers.
Sometimes after I’ve worked on something for a long time I can no longer read what I’ve written; I can only see what I intended to write. Also, I still get surprised by reactions to my work. Some things I like other people hate and some things I think are outstandingly average get rave reviews.
Anne - How long did your journey from wannabe writer to published writer take?
Anne - How many books have you written to date? Are you proud of one in particular? If so, why?
I suppose I am most proud of the first novel since that was the hardest to accomplish and took the longest to complete. I would add that I have written about forty published short stories. I am as proud of some of them as I am of my novels.
Anne - Quick, Your five favorite authors.
Anne - How can readers learn more about you and your work?
Anne - I understand you will send a free autographed book to one lucky reader who leaves a comment.
Anne – Thank you,
. I enjoyed our chat and wish you every success both on the page and off! Warren
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