Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Blog Tour and Giveaway: On the Fault by Ronald J Wichers

Book Details:

Book Title: On the Fault by Ronald J. Wichers
Category: Adult Fiction, 474 pages
Genre: Fictionalized biography
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Release date: March 13, 2018
Tour dates: July 2 to 27, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13

Book Description:

“The heart of the planet is broken and the world is bleeding. We come out of the broken-hearted earth and try to mend it.”

True grit mixes with true wit in this tragic, yet strangely triumphant tale of how much one man can lose. Following the Vietnam War, life proves bittersweet as Joe Hearns learns that sometimes finding happiness means changing the definition.

For Joe Hearns the horrors of combat give way to those of daily life upon return to the States; a life burdened by an odd curse that seems to hover over the heads of anyone who fought in that otherwise magical land. He discovers that courage takes on a whole new meaning when coping with a world moving at a different pace – the pace of friendship and love. But, in the end, this proves the way out from under the curse of the war no one wanted.

When it comes to this soldier’s story the word fearless comes to mind.

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Meet the Author:

Ronald J. Wichers was born in Lake Ronkonkoma New York in 1947. He attended Catholic School until 1965, studied History and literature at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas until being drafted into the United States Army in 1970. He was assigned to a rifle company in the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam and, after sustaining severe wounds in a gun battle, including the loss of his left am, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism and the Bronze Star Medal.

He later studied theology full time at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley California. He has published several short stories about the Vietnam war. The Fear of Being Eaten/A Biography of the Heart is his fifth novel.

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How and when did you become a writer? 
My desire to write fiction began in high school. Whenever I read a short story or a novel something inside of me seemed to say, "I can do this. This is me...." In college I took a Creative Writing course and was encouraged by the prof to keep at it.

If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be? 
That I have written honestly about what I’ve seen and done. 

What genre do you write?
I write about religion and war.

How would you describe your writing style?
I work from 5AM to 8AM, then 4PM to 7PM, everyday no matter how I feel (unless way too sick to accomplish much. I use a notebook computer. I used to use a standard typewriter. When I think about it I have to laugh – getting white-out dust down my shirt and trousers from painting over errors with that gloppy liquid. I had a crease on my thumb from constantly opening and closing the little tiny bottle. Basically, when it comes to fiction writing, I am self-taught and a big part of that was reading established authors to see how they "pull it off" - writers such as Katherine Mansfield, Flannery O'Connor, Frank O'Connor, Steven Crane, James Joyce, DH Lawrence, the Bronte Sisters, the biblical writers, Cervantes.  

What makes you different from other writers?
I try to write about what I have seen and lived, trying always to be as honest and true to any given story so that, if there is anything unique, it will be seen or felt.

Who inspires you?
I have known a lot of people. I love to write about we, the little people, humble people who have been thrust into, or wandered into, big situations or conflagrations.
I read for style to learn from writers I regard as masters of the art, without imitating. I write only about what I know.

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1 comment:

  1. Your book sounds fascinating. I've always been interested in Vietnam the country.