Today I’m really excited to bring you an interview with Flint Morrison author of the series ‘The Dead and the Dogs’
“… a highly satirical, comedically dark, and wildly unpredictable romp.”
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With the way world is today, we could use a hero. Say hello to Leroy O’Malley, an under-employed go-getter in serious need of some personal hygiene. Alone in this world, Leroy spends his days on a banana seat bike cruising Florida’s Highway 98 and dreaming of ‘the good life’ that exists only in the altered reality spoon-fed to us 24/7 by television, the web, and on glossy pages.
To his great misfortune, Leroy is unwittingly catapulted into the surreal world of geopolitical maneuvering – a world where rules do not apply to the power-mongering, globalists elites, and where martial law, a bit of Caribbean voodoo, and remote controlled, exploding, butt-cheek suicide pills ™ are all part of a hard day’s work
Top if all off with some old school classic rock, a drone, yard sale signs, a peck of unrelenting super chiggers, and a set of Allen wrenches and what you’ve got is a tasty PSYOPS in quaint Apalachicola on Florida’s Forgotten Coast.
Join this unlikely and unknowing hero for a hilarious glimpse behind the curtain of modern day society and politics. Suddenly, your dead end job doesn’t look so bad. You’re welcome.
Interview with Flint Morrison:
How did you come up with the idea for The Dead and the Dogs?
I began the story to pass away time for my mother who was dying of Stage 4 cancer. She always liked my stories and for some reason I decided to write this one down so she could read it during her waking hours.
Where is your favorite place to write?
My favorite place to write is in hotel rooms or aboard planes. I’m bored stiff and I can focus entirely on the story
When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I’ve always been a storyteller – this was my first attempt at writing one of my stories down.
What is your preferred method to have readers get in touch with or follow you (i.e., website, personal blog, Facebook page, here on Goodreads, etc.) and link(s)?
Could you tell us a bit about your most recent book and why it is a must-read?
The latest book is my 3rd installment of the Dead and the Dogs. It involves a discovery made in the Middle East and had ties to the Vatican. It’s very current as far as today’s geo-political environment.
What is the most difficult part about writing for you?
The most difficult thing about writing for me is reeling in the hundreds of directions a book can go and sacrificing fun/quirky turns for brevity’s sake.
Tell us about your first published book? What was the journey like?
I never bothered to seek an agent due to the nature of my book. The agents I did find tended to be repulsed by satire.
What were the key challenges you faced when writing this book?
The key challenges came down to time. I’m very much into research and can get carried away with when, research-wise, enough is enough.
Do you put yourself in your books/characters at all?
I tend to take people (or combinations of people) I’ve known in my life and exaggerate their ticks/idiosyncrasies that make for interesting story-telling. Or I use facets of Myers Briggs or the Enneagram to help my characters make certain decisions along the way.
Can you recommend any new or upcoming authors to us?
I did enjoy the guy who wrote “The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart”. Pretty entertaining read!
Reviews for The Dead and the Dogs
All 5 Star reviews!
‘I picked this book up on the recommendation of a friend. This tale was very entertaining, well written with a musical flashback to my younger days. I really enjoyed the bantering and relationship development between the 2 main characters and the rock & roll references thrown in. Book 2 arrives tomorrow!!’
‘Well done! It is a sure thriller, that can keep readers on the edge wanting to know more. A lot is happening and the unknown creates a suspense that pulls you in for more. The book has a good feel and easy on the eyes with larger print.’
‘Great character development. On one level it covers very timely global issues. On another level it is a funny dark comedy with a good story. Great dialog.’
‘Think it will make a great movie. Ahead of it’s time!’
If this sounds like your kind of book make sure you check it out!