Thursday, July 6, 2017

Interview with suspense author Gerard Michael Poulin

Author Gerard Michael Poulin is here today to chat about his new suspense drama, Silver Lake.

Gerard Poulin is a professional financial reporting consultant and novelist who grew up in Vermont. He graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont and Castleton State University in Castleton, Vermont; with a BSBA in Accounting. He is a Navy veteran.

Please tell us about your current release.
This is the story of a young man in love who, upon his father’s death, encounters a string of horrible luck. He loses his good health, job, home and his fiancĂ©. He becomes to destitute that, with the aid of his very best friend, stages his own death so he can pick up the broken pieces of his life with financial freedom. Only someone wants him to die. And someone does die. Unfortunately, I can give away no more without spoiling it.

What inspired you to write this book?
I had a health run-in of my own and while convalescing decided to see if I had what it takes to write a novel.

Excerpt from Silver Lake:
Despite the time of day, the small and narrow basement windows emitted very little natural daylight. But it was enough. Tom groped for a light switch as his eyes adjusted. At the bottom of the steps was a shape. And on that shape was clothing. The body was twisted and mangled, the head lying cockeyed at an impossible angle with the left leg arched over it. There were no signs or sounds of life.

What exciting story are you working on next?
I just finished my second, tentatively titled Sundown Liberty, a Cold War-era drama/suspense.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I finished this novel, Silver Lake.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
There are those days I work as a consultant. I like the gym and golf, when I can find the time and others to play. Like other writers, you make the time to write.
I do not write full time. Maybe that’ll change in the near future. Some of that decision will rest on the relative success of this project.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Staying in one character’s head during a scene. I know what each character is thinking but the dominant scene character has to take in the reins.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
That’s easy, an astronaut, lol.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I just hope anyone who picks it up is entertained.


Thanks for being here today, Gerry!

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