Please welcome Perry Martin, author of the dramatic romance Pretty Flamingo! Writer’s Block Party is just one of his many stops during his OrangeBerry Book Tour! Click Here to see his full tour schedule.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Having an Aussie film director (whose name I can’t mention at present) tell me he thought my book was “Fantastic” and that my writing style reminded him of Nicholas Sparks.
What inspired you to want to become a writer?
Uncovering a personal mystery from my own past and recognizing what a great story it would make – – – with a few embellishments, of course.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It will be the most unique, emotionally satisfying, hard-to-put-down book you will read this year.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Yes. I am halfway through my second novel and I have a complete synopsis written for a third novel. Also, hoping to see “Pretty Flamingo” on the big screen.
What is your dream cast for your book?
Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
“Reason Why” by Sleepthief. The most beautiful song you’ve probably never heard of. Check it out, it’s gorgeous.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Write from the heart. Don’t hold anything back. Open your soul and let it bleed into the pages.
If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?
1967,QueenslandAustralia. I was young, had my whole life ahead of me and was madly in love with a girl who had the most beautiful brown eyes I’d ever seen.
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
I actually want to get my hands on a copy of Eric Von Lustbader’s “The Ninja” and re-read it. I first read it in the 80’s. The 1980’s, that is. 🙂 They should have made a movie out of it. It was such a great story.
If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
About the book….
You’ll be taken on an emotional journey with David Perry, the central character, as he unlocks the mystery of a part of his past he never knew existed—a past that’s been hidden from him for thirty-five years. As the lost memories unfold David discovers a love so powerful it transcended the purely physical; a loss so devastating that it changed his whole life. And a promise that, if he can keep it, will return to him all that he cared most about in the whole world.
________________________________________________________________________________What the readers have said …
Perry Martin is a romantic of the first water, who knows how to deliver superbly crafted characters the reader cares about in this heartfelt and deeply emotonal story. – Patricia P
… it takes masterful narrative skill to pull this off in a way that perfectly replicates the human mind. – Robert Y
Pretty Flamingo is a compelling account of friendship, love, romance, passion, tragedy, heartbreak, hope, betrayal, and redemption. – Rosey W
About the author…
In his long and varied career as a musician, songwriter and producer Perry has worked with such people as Lefty Frizzell, Hank Snow Jr. and Sheb Wooley. Over the years as a solo performer or with a band he has also been the supporting act for such show biz luminaries as the Bee Gees, Ambrosia, Little River Band, B.J. Thomas, Hal Ketchum and Lonestar – – to name just a few.
More recently he completed his first novel, “Pretty Flamingo”. Based on actual personal experiences the book is essentially a mystery/love story that takes some very unexpected twists and turns.