Friday, July 22, 2022

OFF-BROADWAY: A MARRIAGE DRAMA Book by William A. Glass


 

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Book Details:

Book TitleOff Broadway: A Marriage Drama by William A. Glass
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  276 pages
GenreFamily Drama
Publisher:  Hawkeye Publishers
Release date:   May 2022
Content RatingPG-13 + M: Contains some profanity, has mature themes including drug use, adultery, sexual situations. There are no graphic sex scenes. Still, this is definitely adult material.

Book Description:

Cindy and Dave Knight got married too young. Several years later they are trying to make the best of it. He is a salesman on the fast track with a prestigious corporation. She is the indispensable assistant to a prominent Broadway producer. They own an apartment in Manhattan and enjoy knocking around the city together. However, Dave’s erratic behavior and career obsession strain the relationship. Can it be saved?

I rated this book 4 ****'s

Marriage is a hard work


It takes two people to compromise for marriage to work. It takes a lot of understanding and support from each other. I have been married for 20 years. Sometimes I feel like I want to give up and quit.

This book is a wide opening for married people especially those too busy with their work and have no time for each other. I enjoyed reading this story. I am glad that the characters find their happiness and move on to their new lives. Honesty plays a big role so trust and support from the person we loved the most.

This story feels real especially dealing with marketing and the products. I learned something from reading this book. This book is one of a kind and very unique story. It deals with daily lives, friendship, work, and relationships. If all these things are balanced, married life would be amazing.

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Meet the Author:


William is a retired business executive now living in South Carolina with his wife, Bettina. She teaches high school German while Bill is the soccer coach at a small college. Their three sons, Alex, Robert, and Gordon have all graduated from college and moved away to pursue careers. Now Bill and Bettina enjoy long walks with their dogs. When the weather permits, Bill commutes on his motorcycle. “It’s like taking a roller coaster to work!” he enthuses.

Interview with William A. Glass, Author of Off Broadway: A Marriage Drama

Jessey: Your novels are largely autobiographical; did you ever think about writing a memoir? 

Bill: I spent several years trying to write a memoir, got half-way done, then kept procrastinating working on it because it was boring. In the meantime, I wrote a short story that worked. One day it occurred to me that the main character in the short story was a self-reflection and that I could write a novel about him drawing on my life experiences. I tossed the memoir!


Jessey: Off Broadway has a large number of characters, how do you come up with names for them all?


Bill: The characters in the book were inspired by people I once knew.  So, while writing the book, I often used real names. That helped me visualize the characters and capture their idiosyncrasies.  The hard part came in going back and renaming everybody in case any of them might still be alive. In doing so, I just tried to pick names that fit the person. I confess that for minor characters, I sometimes resorted to using names of acquaintances or looking up popular names using Google!


Jessey: How long did it take you to write this book from concept to fruition? 


Bill:  I hate to admit it, but it took fifteen years to complete Off Broadway after I ditched the memoir. I had a very demanding day job coaching college soccer during that time. Parts of the book were written while riding to games on the team bus. 

Jessey: What writers have you drawn inspiration from? 

Bill: I have many favorite writers, but to answer your question, I’ll say Harper Lee, Jack Kerouac, and J.D. Salinger because their books had the most long-lasting impact on me. More recently, Rick Bragg and Frank McCourt have inspired me to get my story down on paper.

Jessey: Where did you get the inspiration for your cover? Did you design it yourself? 

Bill: I’m working with a wonderful indie publisher.  His name is Timber Hawkeye. After reading the blurb I wrote, he and I agreed on the title, then he designed the cover. I love it! 

Jessey: Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character in Off Broadway? 

Bill: If I had written this many years ago, a young Adam Sandler would have made a great Dave Knight! Also, a young Sean Penn comes to mind. He was a hoot in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”. I’m not up to speed enough on current movies to pick a contemporary young actor.

Jessey: What do you do when you are not writing? 

Bill: My job as a college soccer coach is fun, but it takes up a lot of time including some nights and weekends.  I also enjoy exercising and taking long walks with my wife, Bettina.  Our rescue dogs, Scout and Lucky, accompany us. When we can get away, we go camping in the mountains or spend time walking along the South Carolina shore. I often commute to the college where I work on my motorcycle, and that’s a blast. Finally, of course, I always have one or two books going. I read a while every night before turning out the light.



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Tour Schedule:

​July 11 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 12 – Kam's Place – book review / author interview
July 13 – JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / guest post
July 14 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 15 - 
Book Corner News and Reviews - book review / giveaway
July 18 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / author interview
July 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 20 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
July 20 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
July 21 – Books for Books – book review / guest post
July 22 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 22 - Books Are a Blessing – book review / giveaway

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OFF-BROADWAY: A MARRIAGE DRAMA Book Tour Giveaway


 

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