Conversation with Mark Sullivan, author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky, released May 1st, 2017, published by Lake Union Publishing, 524 pages in paperback.
Nearly half a million people were killed in the Nazi occupation of Italy during World War II. But among those staggering losses, an incredible number of the most persecuted—some 40,000 Italian Jews—made it out of the war alive. Some survived the death camps. Others evaded arrest. Still others fled, some of them aided by the efforts of everyday Italians who risked their lives to save their fellow countrymen. So many lives and so much sacrifice—and still, so little has been written about what happened in Italy that historians now call it “The Forgotten Front” of WWII. But all that is about to change.Based on the true story of the unlikeliest of heroes, BENEATH A SCARLET SKY is #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Sullivan’s riveting new tale of extraordinary courage and tragic star-crossed love during the Nazi occupation of Italy. Continue reading “Q & A with Mark Sullivan, Author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky.”
Today we have an interview with author Vincent Czyz. It is our pleasure to welcome Vincent Czyz, author of The Christos Mosaic and Adrift in a Vanishing City.
The Christos Mosaic is on our Suggested Monthly Book Club Reading and we will be doing a review of this novel.
Dinh: So I would like to talk a bit about your history, have you always wanted to be a writer?
Vincent: To steal a line from a better writer (Gore Vidal), I always *was* a writer although it took a couple of decades before I was any good at it. As he and many other authors have pointed out, you don’t really choose writing; it chooses you.
I was 12 when I first attempted to write a book. I was fascinated by astronomy and wanted to write a book about Jupiter (cleverly enough titled All About Jupiter).
My next attempt at writing a book—a novel—filled several wire-bound notebooks of 300 or so pages each. It was a sword-and-sorcery fantasy that leaned heavily on The Lord of the Rings. I started it my freshman year and gave up on it by about the end of high school, but as a teenager I was already staying home and writing while my friends were out doing what teens normally do.
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