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Get to Know Author Christopher Geoffrey McPherson

Good day readers!
Today we have author Christopher Geoffrey McPherson joining us to talk about his book, News on the Home Front.

Christopher, welcome!
Please tell us about News on the Home Front;

 Newson the Home Front is a look at what was happening in the states while war raged overseas. It focuses on two women who have been friends since childhood and how the war affects them.

Who or what inspires your writing?
  Everything inspires me. I am always looking for some neat story to relate to people. In the case of "Home Front" I have always been a big fan of America between the wars (roughly 1918 - 1945). A lot has been written about the military aspect of the second world war, but very little about how people coped at home when their loved ones were overseas.

When did you know you would be a writer?
  I have been a writer most of my life -- from writing animal stories when I was a child to later working professionally at newspapers, magazines, in radio, for stage and some television. 

How long did it take you to write your novel?
 The actual writing only took a couple months; the research part took over a year.
 
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
 I rarely have any trouble writing. I hear about all those people who have trouble starting or ending a story, or writer's block. That has never affected me. Probably the hardest part of writing is getting people interested in reading it.

Do you have any writing rituals?
  I spend a lot of time researching everything I write. One ritual I have is allowing all that research to stew in my brain for a while -- until it eventually sorts itself out. For my third novel that I expect to come out later this year I did research for a couple years, and then let it stew in my brain for another couple years. Finally, last year, it began to sort itself out. I think you need to let a story stew for a while.

Have you written any thing else?
  Thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, hundreds of hours of radio documentaries and a couple short plays. As far as long-form writing, my second novel just came out. It's called, The Life Line and is about the big earthquake that levels San Francisco and how this affects a handful of characters.
 
Any advice to aspiring writers?
  I'm sure I'm repeating what others have said, but it's true: the only way to be a writer is to write. It also helps to read a LOT of other writers.

Who are your favorite Authors?
  I love Ayn Rand the best (The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (especially his Pat Hobby stories about Hollywood).

What are your favorite books, or which book has impacted you the most?
  Easily, Atlas Shrugged. Not only is it a sweeping epic story, but Rand's characterizations and setting of scenes is some of the best writing in the history of writing.
 
What are you currently reading?
  A biography of Ernest Hemingway. I'm not a huge fan of his writing, but he led a very colorful life.

How do readers find out more about you?
  They can read a little biography of me at http://www.plasticliving.com/aboutme-02.html but you can certainly learn more about me in my writing. There is a lot of me in everything I write. 

 

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