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Author Interview with Greg Sandora

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I’m hosting an interview today with Greg Sandora, the author of political thriller “Jack Canon’s American Destiny”. Thanks for answering my questions!

Author Interview

1) When did you know you wanted to become an author?

I’ve wanted to write a book for as long as I can remember. My mother wrote poetry and loved to read. I think her love of books and reading instilled the same in me. It didn’t happen right away, but over time you come back to what you learned as a child.

2) How long did it take you to write Jack Canon’s American Destiny from start to finish?

It took me six months from start to finish to write the first draft of Jack Canon’s American Destiny.

3) Is Jack Canon’s American Destiny part of a series? How many parts would there be in the series?

Yes, Jack Canon’s American Destiny is part of a series. The short answer is probably 7 installments.  I can see it continuing as long as there are problems in the world for him to resolve. Jack Canon wants to make a difference. One reader put it this way, “Readers will love Jack Canon from the very first pages. He is confident and ready to fight for his dream. He has wanted to change this cruel and unjust world since he was 10 years old. Now he has a real chance to make a difference and he’s not going to let it go. America needs such a man. So, if you’re …indignant at what is currently happening, then you’re going to love this amazing character.
“Jack Canon’s American Destiny” is a suspenseful and fast-paced novel that has just the right amount of humor to make you laugh out loud but still take the plot seriously. And just when you think there’s nothing else this novel can do to surprise you, you’ll be shocked by an incredible twist. I’m not going to say more about the action, so you’ll have to discover the best parts on your own.”  Megan summed it up with that statement.

4) What are your writing goals for 2013?

To see the sequel to Jack Canon’s American Destiny published. To come up with a title that allows readers to see the compassion, love and tenderness in “Jack” as well as the action, determination and force of his character.

5) What is your editing process like?

Once the first draft is done, I’m happy, knowing it’s just a matter of time after that. It’s not easy, I read and re-read and polish.  I edit mostly at night, writing the story is best for me in the morning when I’m inspired, or after I’ve dreamt about what the characters are up to. Editing can be a grind and it’s more like work, while the writing is the fun. It’s a team effort – my wife did the first edit of Jack Canon’s American Destiny – she made a lot of notes and helped make the story better. I’m grateful for that.
6) Are you working on something right now? If so, can you tell us more about it?

I’m finishing up with Jack Canon – Clean Sweep, that’s a working title. The final will have to show the depth of Jack’s concern for the people around him and his resolve to make the world a better place. The sequel should be ready in about three months. My next project involves a man’s relationship with an angel, he meets her on a family outing to Bar Harbor, Maine. I love to read and write about spirituality, while there is plenty of that in Jack Canon’s American Destiny, my next project will delve  deeper into this aspect.

About Jack Canon’s American Destiny

6065346[1]Title: Jack Canon’s American Destiny

Author: Greg Sandora

Genre: Political Thriller

It’s the steamy summer of 2016 in Washington, D.C. just days before the Democratic National Convention. A long and painful recession has left ordinary Americans suffering, spawning the hottest Presidential Contest in history. Jack Canon, a man born into privilege, a witness to great social injustice is going to be President of the United States–no matter what! Desperate and corrupt, the leader of the free world orders a hit to slow him down. The plan backfires–the wrong people are dead–a manhunt points to the unthinkable–The President of the United States.

Rewind one year, Jack’s focus on redistribution of wealth and energy has made him powerful enemies. Once his friends, Rogue Billionaires, Oil Sheiks, the Mob, all want him gone. The current President wants him alive–thinking he can win against an unabridged liberal. A Universal Raw Nerve of wealth vs. poverty is exposed becoming a thrill ride as deep machinations of espionage, geo-politics and deception, even murder play out. Kind and charismatic, Jack’s just naughty enough to have you falling for him like one of his loving circle of loyal friends. Of course he’s flawed, a dedicated family man, faithful to one woman, but in love with two. Is it his fault his best friend is impossibly jaw dropping beautiful? Think the crime and passion of the Godfather meets the romance and innocence of Camelot. A story that could spark a movement, a book that can seed a revolution. A heart thumping climax so shocking you’ll pull the covers and draw the shades! One things for sure, through all the drama and suspense, you’ll be pulling for Jack!

Author Bio

3929240[1]_optI’m originally from the Portland, Maine area and lived and worked there for years before moving to Southwest Florida. I am currently working on the sequel to Jack Canon’s American Destiny – which will be titled Jack Canon Clean Sweep. The sequel will be available in about three months.

My Dad and Mom were artists, my father painted and my mother wrote poetry and loved to garden. Most Saturdays we loaded up the 1970 Chevy Impala to trek to a one man show somewhere or other. I took a different track graduating with a business degree; owning and operating an Award Winning Franchise Fitness Center. Currently a professional manager I am living in Florida with my beautiful wife and children, and following my passion.

Some of my other projects include a children’s book called Sammy the Sea Turtle – about an infant sea turtle taken from his nest the night he was to find his way to the sea. Sammy lives with the family until their son – the boy who took him, graduates from high school. On that day Sammy, backpack in tow – begins the long journey home.
My second project in the works involves angels – a man during a visit to Bar Harbor Maine encounters an angel; quite accidentally, he is told – she was not supposed to make him aware of her existence. Only three others have ever seen the real thing. Naturally he falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful creature.

Links

Amazon (Kindle)

Amazon (Paperback)

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