Monday, July 30, 2018

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Triangle of Hope by Michael Meyer @RABTBookTours



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Contemporary Fiction
Date Published: December 1, 2014
Publisher: Pacific Books

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If one person can make a difference, just think what three can do.

Clint Westerly was a success until a fateful choice he makes tears his world all apart. Tanya Wilshire is broke but hell-bent on committing to her mother's final deathbed request. 84-year-old Seamus Harrington needs to right an ancient wrong before time runs out.

Filled with grit and determination, these three people with three different problems, an unlikely trio of unexpected allies, converge in a small Irish town to form a Triangle of Hope against all odds. Together they take a courageous stand that will forever change their world and that around them.


Praise

If you love feel-good reads with happy endings, then TRIANGLE OF HOPE is for you. "If an author can make you cry for his characters then want to hug them close and then want to do an Irish Jig with them to celebrate overcoming that much pain then you know you have read a book that will stay with you forever."- Wanda Hartzenberg, Wanda's Amazing Amazon Reviewers

It is a "fantastic read that will pull at your heart." - Lauren Alumbaugh, Goodreads librarian

SEMIFINALIST FOR THE 2015 KINDLE BOOK AWARD IN LITERARY FICTION




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Interview with Michael Meyer

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in TRIANGLE OF HOPE?

Clint Westerly was a success until a fateful choice he makes tears his world all apart. Tanya Wilshire is broke but hell-bent on committing to her mother's final deathbed request. 84-year-old Seamus Harrington needs to right an ancient wrong before time runs out. Each has a terrible problem to solve, and each is in desperate need of any ally, or, in this, case, two.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?

I am currently working on a book about my lifelong world journeys. These glimpses of my world journeys are poignant, funny, comical, inspiring, and sometimes scary, but one thing is for certain: every word details precisely and truthfully how it all happened  

How long would you say it takes you to write a book?

Each book that I have written has come from a lot of hard work, covering many months and often years. An idea forms in my mind, and I toss it around each day as I walk for exercise, the time my creative juices really start to flow. Once the idea takes a firm hold in my mind, then I can spend weeks getting the first draft done, but after that comes the hard part: the polishing.

What is your favorite childhood book?

Curious George

If you could spend the day with one of the characters from TRIANGLE OF HOPE, who would it be? Please tell us why you chose this particular character, where you would go and what you would do.

 I would pick Tanya Wilshire, since she is modeled a bit after my late wife, who died of leukemia a few years ago.  I would love to spend the day with her at the beach, telling her how much I admire her grit and determination in her fight to beat the odds. I would like so much for her to know how proud I am of her, how good of a person she is, and how much she is loved.

What was the hardest scene to write from TRIANGLE OF HOPE?

The most difficult scene for me to finally put into words was the ending to my book. I thoroughly enjoy the creative process, but, like a parent, I am sad to let go when it is time to send my latest off to its new home at Amazon. My dad used to say that we die in stages, and, the older I get, the truer this statement seems to me. Once my book is finished, one more part of me is put to rest.  As I write, my book is like my baby. I created it, and now it must go off to live life on its own at Amazon.  I am proud of my little one, but I miss the daily interaction with the characters and the plot. I am like a reader as I write, and I always am a bit sad when a good read comes to the end. I miss the daily interaction with Clint, Tanya, and Sean.

What made you want to become a writer?

I have always been fascinated with words. I have been a lifelong avid reader, starting at a very young age. Books have always played an enormous role in my life. I wrote my first book when I was about ten years old. My parents bought it for a quarter, I think. From that time forward I was hooked. Now that I am retired, I have the luxury of time to practice what I preached for over forty years as an international professor of writing.

Just for fun

(a Favorite song: Hey Jude

(b Favorite book: A blank journal in which I can write

(c Favorite movie: Bus Stop

(d Favorite tv show: Mary Tyler Moore

(e Favorite Food: spicy beans

(f Favorite drink: IPA

(g Favorite website: Facebook

Thanks so much for visiting with us today!


About the Author

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Michael Meyer is the author of mysteries, thrillers, humorous fiction, and non-fiction: Love and romance, laughter and tears, thrills and fears.
As a recent retiree from a forty-year career as a professor of writing, he now lives in Southern California wine country with his wife, Kitty, and their two adorable rescue cats.





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1 comments:

Mike said...

I appreciate your introducing me and my latest book, TRIANGLE OF HOPE, to all your reading fans. Thank you!

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