The next author spotlight features Al Boudreau ,who is a great supporter of self published authors online. Seriously, this is the guy you want in your corner. He is motivating, kind and helpful. Oh, and he writes a pretty damn gripping novel.
He took time out from being awesome and writing, to answer some questions for me.
How would you be introduced as a game show contestant?
Ladies, and gentlemen…please welcome a man who spends more time at work on Twitter than he does getting his work done. (Oh damn—I just described every writer that I know)
What is most inspiring to you as a writer?
Once I began my writing journey, a vast number of fellow writers entered my life via the Internet. After spending three months conversing with several hundred different individuals, I realized something very interesting—these people all shared a specific trait. I’m thrilled to report that this particular characteristic happens to be among the most wonderful attributes a human being can possess: the willingness to give. I have met more giving, caring, genuinely sweet people in the past three months than I had over the course of 47 years lived before joining this warm, wonderful group. The support, camaraderie, and information I’ve received have made me a better person, as this type of behavior has spawned a desire to reciprocate within my soul. I’m very proud to be an integral part of this awesome community.
What skills/talents can you bring to the table in the event of a zombie apocalypse?
Well…I’ve worked with my hands for the better part of my life, and spent a tremendous number of hours doing physical labor. As a result, I have excellent hand-eye coordination, respectable physical endurance, and a decent amount of strength. Put a bat, sledge hammer, golf club, or machete in my hands, and I’m fairly certain I can hang with some pretty fierce, gourd-smashing individuals in a quest to bring down the undead.
What has been your favorite book to movie adaptation?
I find Robert Ludlum’s “Jason Bourne” trilogy to be a great read, and can’t get enough of the movies either. For me, it’s one of those rare occurrences where the producer, director, and actors found the true essence of the author’s works, and made them larger than life on the big screen. The thriller genre is a difficult one to adapt, as the written word can convey such an incredible richness to a scenario. However, each Bourne movie seems to totally capture the subtle nuances found in Ludlum’s fiction.
Someone approaches you about making In Memory of Greed
into a movie, who would you cast in the main roles?
I feel Bradley Cooper, and Maggie Gyllenhaal could easily play In Memory of Greed protagonists, Murhkin Mocado, and Joelle Barstow, and do the roles justice. I would cast the roles of Stuart Roth, Patrick Keegan, and William Graves with actors, Robert Davi, Kenneth Branagh, and Albert Finney, respectively.
You can pick up In Memory of Greed at Amazon.