Friday, August 17, 2018

The Fast Friday Interviews: Robert Eggleton

Robert Eggleton
Tell me about yourself, Robert.

I’m an old, pot-smoking hippie who amped up creative writing in the ‘60s for the fuck the war movement. I enrolled in college to avoid Vietnam and ended up becoming a powerful advocate for children’s rights. I worked in that field, including occasional but not frequent haircuts, for over forty years, during which time my work was covered on local television, radio, and frequent newspaper articles throughout the ‘90s. I was licensed and certified in a lot of shit, including psychotherapy which I delivered in a children’s mental health program until I retired in 2015. Rarity from the Hollow is my debut novel.   

Tell me about your current Book:

When the Upper Management fails to address an imminent threat to our universe, Lacy Dawn, an eleven-year-old victim of child maltreatment on Earth, is recruited to diagnose and resolve the dilemma or we are all up shit creek.   

Write the verbose blurb. Make me want to rush to Amazon an buy it! Make me fear that I will be socially outcast if I don’t read your book!

Lacy Dawn's father relives the never-ending Gulf War, her mother's teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage - an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It's up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn't mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.

An award winning adult social science fiction novel filled with tragedy, comedy, and satire that raises funds to help abused children.

What are you working on now?

The next Lacy Dawn Adventure is Ivy, an almost forgotten Appalachian town and the headquarters of an alien invasion of Earth by the addiction to a drug ingested through Campbell’s soup. 

Where is your favorite place to be when you write?

I can write anyplace, but most of my work is done on a PC in my living room with loud rock playing.

What is your favorite lesson you have learned about the business of writing?

My favorite lesson learned is don’t back down. This business is filled with trolls, not just honest competitors, and if they smell weaknesses you will be devoured.

What is your favorite Website?

Youtube because it takes my mind off of compulsive writing with posts about politics, music, funny videos, etc. Plus, it has lots of “how to” videos, such as about car repair.



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