July 2018 Author Interview Plunge Schedule

Shakespeare and Buckminster Fuller Rap About TechnoThriller Relationships!

Yo! Ready for the July 2018 Author Interview Plunges?

We start July with technothrillers, get into a political-philosophical memoir, sojourn into relationships and psychological health and end with a real treat, Shakespeare Rap.

Like our June line up, think of it as four points on a compass.

Yes, we’re getting some weird compasses around here.

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Giacomo ‘Jim’ Giammatteo – Walking Wild Boars and Best Friends

You need inspiration? Good, because you’re not going to find an excuse.

Giacomo 'Jim' GiammatteoHello all and welcome to our continuing series of author interviews. Today’s guest, Giacomo “Jim” Giammatteo, holds the record (as of May 2018) for the most books published in a year.

Care to take a guess how many? I’ll tell you now they wouldn’t all fit in a breadbox. Maybe a bread carton and probably a bread truck.

Thirty-seven (37)!

Perhaps one of those books deals with writer’s cramp?

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The Augmented Man -Synopsis

The ultimate battlefield is the human heart

The US government is engaged in a South American war and losing badly. After years of standard and non-standard strategies and tactics failing, the government entertains an often-made suggestion: create supersoldiers. The suggestion is about to be dismissed when (then) Captain James Donaldson adds an outrageous modification: use horribly abused and already traumatized children as the source material. These individuals, Donaldson argues, are already hardened against anything they’ll experience on the battlefield and anything we’ll ask them to do.
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The Augmented Man – Surface

What do you do when the ultimate weapon falls in love?

What follows is the first chapter of The Augmented Man. Enjoy (and let me know what you think).


Surface
1 April 2053

Trailer closed his eyes and sat at the end of the bar where the cigarette-burned, cheap black Formica countertop met the wall. He eased himself onto the last stool, tucking into the corner in the dim light, a spider hiding out of sight at the edge of its web. His fingers hovered over the cigarette burns closest to him as if divining their cause, sensing them like small, unhealed wounds, seeing the people involved, learning if each burn was an accident or intentional.

The door opened and he smelled the cool April evening on his skin. It was followed by the alcoholic breath and sweat of two men and a woman they supported between them.

Trailer brought his attention back into the bar, collating the activity immediately around him. The barkeeper, a heavy smelling man gnawing a toothpick, his face somewhere between needing a shave and growing a beard, walked over to Trailer. “Yeah?”
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May 2018 Author Interview Plunge Schedule

Magic Realism, Terrorism, Crusaders, Murders both overseas and close to home and Being Pretty – All coming in May’s Author Interview Plunges

Yo! Ready for the May 2018 Author Interview Plunges?

There’s lots to look forward to and much diversity coming in May. We end our Month of Mayhem and jump to Magic Realism, then to continental murders, an author who takes his pet wild boar for walks when he needs to take a break and a woman who just wants to be told she’s pretty (it’s okay, she is).

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