Monday, 9 July 2018

BOOK SPOTLIGHT - RONALD J WICHERS- THE FEAR OF BEING EATEN




Book Details:

Book Title: The Fear of Being Eaten: A Biography of the Heart
Author: Ronald J. Wichers
Category: Adult Fiction, 264 pages
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Publisher: Mindstir Media
Release date: April 26, 2017
Tour dates: June 25 to July 20, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 + M

Book Description:

What if you married a man who didn’t care about you? What if there was a child in the neighborhood for whom you developed a special fondness but was nine when you were nineteen and twenty when you were thirty with two children and a husband who still didn’t care? And what if you were a boy whose only happy memories were a few soft words uttered now and again by a beautiful neighbor ten years your senior and whose voice and face and figure, back-lighted by the golden light of the setting sun, were all that would sustain you when your life was threatened every minute of every day in the mire of a squalid war nobody wanted?

This is the story of Jacqueline and Tommy, their lives stubbornly paralleling with no convergence in sight until one cold night she sees him starving to death on a crowded street filled with happy tourists.

What would you do if you saw him there almost unrecognizable, just another mass of neglected, invisible wreckage? Turn the pages of The Fear of Being Eaten: A Biography of the Heart and find out what happened to Jacqueline Rhondda and Tommy Middleton.

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Meet the Author:




Ronald J. Wichers was born in Lake Ronkonkoma New York in 1947. He attended Catholic School until 1965, studied History and literature at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas until being drafted into the United States Army in 1970. He was assigned to a rifle company in the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam and, after sustaining severe wounds in a gun battle, including the loss of his left arm, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism and the Bronze Star Medal. He later studied theology full time at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley California. He has published several short stories about the Vietnam war. The Fear of Being Eaten: A Biography of the Heart is his fifth novel.

Author Interview The Fear of Being Eaten


Describe yourself in five words
I am a realist writer.

What fact about yourself would really surprise people?
I am deeply concerned about humankind. 


What genre do you write and why?
I right about religion and war and love. The bulk of what I have done concerns religion and love. These three things are the most meaningful aspects of my experience.


What is the last great book you've read?
The Red and the Black by Stendhal.


Do you snack while writing? Favorite snack?
I can’t eat while I write.


Where do you write?
In an office at home.


Do you write every day?
Yes,


What is your writing schedule?
I write from five to eight in the morning and the same times in the evening.


Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?  
The Palisades is the most recent title of a total of 6 novels. I wrote it because I thought the subject needed telling: a young woman, inherently religious, but possessing no background in any of the prominent Christian Traditions, falls in love with a man whose family is devout Catholic just days before the assassination of John Kennedy and the outbreak of the Vietnam War.


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