Welcome John W. Howell! I just finished this thought-provoking and very enjoyable read – a blend of mystery, friendship, and family, with a helping of supernatural. Get your copy now – the price is only 99 cents until November 1st!
I am introducing a new book this month titled Circumstances of Childhood. It is a fictional story of family life.
When a former pro football star and broadcaster, now a Wall Street maven is accused of insider trading, will he be able to prove his innocence and expose those who are guilty?
Greg and his boyhood pal dreamed of big success in professional football and then later in business. Greg was the only one to live the dream. Now the founder of an investment fund Greg is faced with a routine audit finding by the SEC. The review points to irregularities and all the tracks lead to Greg. The justice department hits him with an indictment of 23 counts of fraud, money laundering, and insider trading. His firm goes bust, and Greg is on his own.
His best friend knows he is innocent but has been ordered under penalty of eternal damnation not to help.
If you enjoy stories of riches to rags, redemption, brotherly love, and a little of the paranormal, Circumstance of Childhood will keep you riveted.
Favorite Halloween costume as a child or adult?
My favorite Halloween costume as a child was dressing up like Hopalong Cassidy. I know, I know none of your readers have even heard of Hopalong let alone can they visualize how he looked. Let’s just say he was a cowboy with high boots and two six guns. Man, he was so cool.
What fictional character would be your nightmare neighbor?
My nightmare neighbor would be Jason from Friday the 13th. I saw the first movie, and it scared the bejesus out of me. They also had an actor in the theater jump out from behind the curtain and run up the aisle at the end of the movie. He convinced me that he was the bogeyman.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid, we had a show called “Space Cadets. I wanted to be a space cadet and travel to Mars to check out the neighbors. I also wanted to be an astronaut but very quickly gave up that desire after a ride in a g-force trainer. My inner ear still is off.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on a story that has as its central element, reincarnation. It involves two souls who have the opportunity to come back to Earth to earn credits in the afterlife for helping humankind out of a bad situation. Of course, once on Earth the characters have no memory of their eternal life and must face each challenge without divine assistance. I am co-writing this book with Gwen Plano, the author of Letting Go Into Perfect Love. The book’s title is The Contract and should be ready by first quarter 2018
When you finish a book, do you take time off or jump into another project?
I jump into a new project immediately. It is almost as if I’m possessed. I just can’t stand it when I’m not working on something. In fact, my new release Circumstances of Childhood was in the rough draft phase when I began the next book.
Do you have a favorite character you’ve created?
I can’t help but like my protagonist in the three books of the John Cannon Trilogy. He has developed into a solid character with some traits that I would like to have. He is very calm under fire and can reason with extraordinary circumstances in ordinary ways. He is not rattled easily and holds his own in situations where the odds against him are overwhelming. He also has a relationship with Stephanie Savard of which I’m jealous. When I first created John, I thought he would be a typical lawyer type. You know bottom line orientation and a no-nonsense style. John fooled me several times by refusing to be confined to the role I had mapped out. I’m pleased to say John has turned into the kind of person that I would be proud to call a friend.
John began his writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive business career. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories. His first book, My GRL, introduces the exciting adventures of the book’s central character, John J. Cannon. The second Cannon novel, His Revenge, continues the adventure, while the final book in the trilogy, Our Justice, launched in September 2016. He is currently introducing Circumstances of Childhood a fictional story of family life. All books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.
John lives in Port Aransas, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.
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