My first novel, Don't Get Mad-The Ins and Outs of Getting Even as An Entry Level Assassin, was a humorous trip into my world of quid pro quo. When some humans are wronged they resort to violence.
My act of revenge was writing a book. I created the lovable Sturgis as a bumbling killer wannabe that hadn't the first clue about the murder business. Admittedly, it can be difficult to be cavalier on such a matter, but not always. If you let Sturgis into your life, I think you will agree.
My new release, A Tale of Two Times, fulfills two quests. As with Billy Volante, my father was murdered when I was three years old. Like any son or daughter that had a parent taken from them at an early age, I had always imagined a time and place where I could meet the man that I never knew and, in the process, try to save his life.
So I created a portal into 1961 and a place, the Florida Gulf Coast, to give Billy the chance I never had.
Secondly, after my father's murder, my mother was unable to adjust to a life without the man she loved. She never found the happiness we all deserve. Much of Billy's childhood is the one I experienced after my father's death.
When Billy's father died, his mother died too--metaphorically, of course. As a result, when Billy traveled to 1961, he had two lives to save.
I hope you will find empathy in Billy's actions and, like my trip through this existence, a laugh or two along the way.