“What I like about this type of character is that it’s a kind of day-pass into a world without the constraint of conscience. You get the experience of doing lots of bad things, and don’t have to feel guilt over it. And then you get to come back from it.”
The entire interview is available at the Do Some Damage website!
Earlier this month I gave a radio interview with Vick Mickunas at 91.3 WYSO in Miami. Here is an excerpt from that interview:
“Jerry is a corrupt cop and a stone cold killer. He still lives with his grandmother. Jerry’s girlfriend is a doctor. She has no idea that Jerry is living this double life as a law enforcer and a law breaker. You see, Jerry is a highly functioning sociopath.
And the author performs an incredible feat in this book; he makes us sympathize with Jerry. In Wheeler’s story this strange damaged character becomes almost lovable.”
[The Wowzer features] a “lighthearted, murdering protagonist.”
He has no overarching sense of Justice, or Right and Wrong, he only knows that he must be aware of these things because they are important to others. Really, he just wants to enjoy himself, make a little money, get in some good bowling, keep close to his girlfriend, and not rock the boat. If that means murdering some folks here and there to keep his little world safe, well, no sense crying over spilled milk, right?
You can read the entire interview over at the My Bookish Ways website.
In May I was asked to write a guest article for the Kindle Daily Post.
Here is an excerpt from that interview:
I first met Jerry, the main character in The Wowzer, while I was writing a different novel. I couldn’t get his voice out of my head. Without knowing it, I’d mimicked the storytelling style of my great-uncles from Arkansas and Oklahoma.
You can read the entire interview HERE at kindlepost.com.
How’d you get the gun?
a shotgun honey interview with Frank Wheeler, Jr.
I sat down for an interview in early May with shotgunhoney.net. Here is a snippet from that interview:
“That was important, making Jerry a believable monster. He needed to seem like a guy you’d want to have on your bowling team. But only because of what you don’t know about him.”
You can read the entire interview HERE at shotgunhoney.net.