Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Interview with ACROSS THE POND author and Vietnam War Veteran Michael McCormick

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4.0 out of 5 stars War is a Crime, March 30, 2015
 
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War destroys of that there is no doubt. War is a terrible crime and the Vietnam War was one of the worst crimes. Across The Pond is based on the individual’s destruction. From the young guy who feels his patriotic duty is to fight for his country to the broken individual who is not welcome back.
The narrative is lean and to the point, but it leaves the reader with no doubt of the horrors of war and the individual struggle of a young guy trying to find himself after experiencing Vietnam.
The introduction by the author of Born On The Fourth of July is interesting and it encourages all Vietnam Vets to tell their story.

Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I grew up in Ohio, USA. I was not a very good student, but I was good with horses. I am writing a few short stories now.

Which writers inspire you?
 
Hemingway, Steinbeck.

What was you life like before becoming a writer?
 
Pretty much the same.

 
When did you decide to become a writer?
 
Soon after the Vietnam war.

 
What is your book about?

My novella is about a young American man who fights for his country during the war in Vietnam, only to be rejected by the very society that sent him to war in the first place.

What inspired you to write this particular story?

My personal experience as an infantry squad leader and Silver Star Medal recipient during the Vietnam war.

Describe your writing in 3 words.

Lean, Powerful, Emotional.

Are the characters in the book based on anyone you know?

Yes, my characters are all based on real people I knew or know now.


What projects are you working on now?

I am writing some short stories.

How can readers discover more about you and your work?

 
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