Thursday, July 14, 2016

THE SOUND OF SILENCE - George Dalton - One Free Book

Welcome, George. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters. 
Probably very little. My characters may reflect the man I would like to be more than the man I am.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
Rode a bull, flew an old airplane with no working instruments from Mobile, Alabama, to Dallas, Texas. My wife and I held a Christmas brunch at our house and 87 senior citizens showed.

When did you first discover that you were a writer?
That is a fun story it actually started about forty years ago. I decided I would like to write short stories for magazines. Back then we had no computes. I wrote a fabulous story and gave it to my darling little wife to type up for me. She mailed it in with a stamped self-addressed envelope so I could get the check. I got back my envelope a few weeks later but no check. They sent back my story with a rejection letter. I wrote the story as we speak in Texas. I left the “r’s” off the words. Workin instead of working etc.

When I read what they sent back she had corrected all my spelling. So you see my career would have started 40 years sooner except or the R that got put back in. That has been joke between her and I ever since.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
I love Terri Blackstone, Louis laMour, Mary Higgins Clark, anything that is clean and fast paced.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
My family keeps me grounded, I end every day by praying for each member by name and ask God’s blessing on them, then I expand my request to include any person or entity that  comes to mind. I also pray for each book I am working on.

How do you choose your characters’ names?
I look for names that were popular in the time period I am writing about.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
Being a dad, a grandfather, and now a great grandfather, and being married to the same wife for sixty years.

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why? 
A horse or maybe a mule

What is your favorite food?

What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
Time management, I am still working on it.

Tell us about the featured book.
I am a pilot. I have flow small airplanes for almost sixty years. This book is about a small town airport and the people who interact there. It also shows how greed can cause devastating results in people’s lives.

A young engineer discovers that the company he works for is producing engines that are unsafe. He approaches the C.E.O to get a recall started. He discovers corruption in high places

How can readers find you on the Internet?
I have about 2000 friends on Facebook. My books are all available on Amazon, I am on twitter, and I have a web page that is under construction hopefully finished soon.

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Mary Preston said...

The flying experience you have would be invaluable when it comes to your writing.

Mary P


Cindy W. said...

This sounds like a great book! I would love to win a copy.

Cindy W from Indiana

Melanie Backus said...

I am intrigued by this one. Thank you for the opportunity.

Melanie Backus, TX

Beth Gillihan said...

Sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth in Montana

Kim hansen said...

Nice interview. North Platte Nebraska.

rubynreba said...

I like the idea of reading about a small town airport.
Beth from IA

Caryl Kane said...

Great interview with Mr. Dalton. This books sounds intriguing.

Caryl K in TEXAS

Connie said...

Thanks for sharing Mr. Dalton's interview and first page.
Connie from KY

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Conway SC.