Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Blog Tour: Collision Course by Chuck Gleason (giveaway)

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:
? 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
More About Chuck Gleason:
Have we discovered a literary Grandpa Moses?
Author Chuck Gleason is eighty four years young and writing love stories at a prodigious rate.  He started dating Janet in 1945 when they were just fifteen.  They married in 1950 and are still in love sixty three years later!
Chuck achieved business success selling life insurance. With Janet’s help, they developed a two market selling life style.  They lived on a Michigan lake in the summer and a Florida island in the winter. Their commute to work was only two seconds. They enjoyed this enviable life style for over twenty five years!
Chuck’s speech, Are You Running Your Business or is Your Business Running You? has been delivered in twenty seven states and seven foreign countries.
They have two children, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
If you marry your best friend you’ll have a wonderful life.”
Collision Course is a warm loving story about two college kids, Lincoln Comstock and Keli Holloway, who get off on a rocky road to romance.  In their creative writing course, Lincoln trashes Keli’s first offering before the entire class, just to get her attention.  Keli is very sensitive about her creative efforts.  As a consequence, Lincoln has started his romance by shooting himself in the foot.
Lincoln’s persistence pays off eventually as Keli agrees to be friends, just not romantic friends.   In their junior year, the friendship endures the student body presidential election in which Keli and Lincoln are actually pitted against each other.  After the election Keli finally agrees to go to the Christmas formal as Lincoln’s date.
Just as the friendship is turning into love, obstacles get in the way. Can their love withstand a  last collision?
Filled with excitement and love, Collision Course is a happy story that will leave readers smiling.
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1 comment:

Teddy Rose said...

Thanks again for taking part of the tour and hosting Chuck!