Interview with Stephen Perkins, author of Twilight’s Last Glory

02 Oct 2018

What can you tell us about your new release, Twilight’s Last Glory?

Twilight’s Last Glory is an intriguing literary cocktail, a 21st century tragedy containing elements of The Godfather, Blade Runner and The Natural with a dash of Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities thrown in!

What or who inspired you to become an author?

My fulsome and overactive imagination have inspired me to become a writer, and I believe imagination to be one of the highest and most valuable of human virtues.

Which books would we be surprised to find on your shelves?

Along with mainstays such as Dickens, Fitzgerald and Shakespeare, I must confess, I find certain YA titles such as The Darkest Minds to be a guilty pleasure. But please don’t tell anyone about that though – that shall be our little secret!

What’s on your writing desk?

My next novel will concern the myth of the old American West and Holograms – an unusual combination, but then again, my author brand is perhaps the most unusual and original of any author’s on Amazon, whether indie or traditionally published.

Where is your happy place? Why does it bring you joy?

There is no greater joy than to know that daily, there are total strangers inspired to journey to one’s amazon retail page to click the buy button! With Twilight’s Last Glory, my latest title, and although it has only just been launched , the book has attracted many new readers to do just that.

What is a typical day like for you?

Well, for most of today’s morning, for example, I found myself devoting most of my time in attempting to think of suitable, exciting and non-cliched answers for this author interview! Well, that and consuming steaming pots filled with my favorite brand of Italian coffee!

What scene in Twilight’s Last Glory was your favorite to write?

Oh, well, for Twilight’s Last Glory, I must confess, there are several scenes which would qualify as my favorite. However, without giving away any spoilers to any prospective readers who have yet to buy the book, which will soon be available on Lulu. B&N. Amazon, and other fine retailers in Paperback and Hardcover format (sorry, had to put in a product plug!), my favorite scene occurs in the beginning chapters where readers shall discover a rather unusual and confrontational encounter between the protagonist, a ruthless gangster named Gigi Salerno, and a WFFL player he is attempting to manipulate into helping him fix the outcome of a WFFL championship. Writing such scenes where I have to delve and attempt to show the true colors, as it were, of human nature, provides such a rather cathartic, if perverse pleasure as a creative artist. Not only that, but scenes of such a visceral nature, especially at the earliest juncture of a novel, help to galvanize the reader’s attention.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

As a writer I presently have one abiding philosophy: there is none more valuable tool than an unbridled imagination, for within the creative imagination one discovers the human spirit’s most divine treasure.

 

Stephen Perkins is the author of the new book Twilight’s Last Glory.

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