This virtual book tour is presented by Teddy Rose at Premier Virtual Author Book Tours.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature Chuck Gleason and Collision Course.
Chuck has joined us today for an interview:Interview:
? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I worked till I was about 75. Then I played golf. When my feet problems made me quit golf, I needed something to do. So I decided to write a novel.
? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
This is my third vocation.
? How long does it take you to write a book?
Two to three months to write. Maybe 4 or 5 months to edit.
? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
No useless description.
? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
No clue, they just evolve.
? How do you decide what you want to write about?
I think a person has to write about what they know. I do not have the personality or interest to do research. I’ve done a lot of public speaking in my life and I’ve learned if you don’t be yourself, the audience will feel it. My wife and I began dating in high school. We married after college and are still very much in love 63 years later. Why not write a romance? It’s what I know about.
? What books have most influenced your life?
The Bible. How I went from Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Betcher.
? What are you reading right now?
Just finished The Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I think every American should read this book because it tells how Muslims are taught. Usually I read romance novels, I like something light. Nora Roberts and Sheryl Woods are favorites.
? What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Spend time with my wife.
? What is your favorite comfort food?
Honeycrisp apples. Cookies.
? What do you think makes a good story?
Action and minimum description.
? Who would you consider your favorite author and why? W.E.B. Griffin. Like his war stories.
Fun random questions:
- dogs or cats? Big dogs, not small dogs.
- Coffee or tea? Coffee
- Dark or milk chocolate? Both
- Rocks or flowers? Flowers.
- Night or day? Day.
- Favorite color? Yellow
- Crayons or markers? Crayons
- Pens or pencils? Pencils