Sunday, January 16, 2011

Stumbling Forward--Christopher Truscott

Alex Hogan’s congressional campaign is going nowhere fast. Doomed by missteps, embarrassing gaffes and a complete inability to accept reality, he’s destined to lose big on Election Day to Tara Gunderson Hansen, a charismatic and politically gifted incumbent.

Hogan’s talented staff tries everything, but nobody can save a guy who alienates key supporters at every turn, creates a new disaster each time he opens his mouth and even manages to fall into a pile of horse manure while marching in an Independence Day parade.

Despite everything, however, Hogan manages to stumble into a series of lucky breaks any politician would kill for. It’s enough to keep his campaign alive, but can he make it all the way to Washington by accident?
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

While certainly fictional, I think readers will enjoy the behind-the-scenes view of a congressional campaign. Most people see the carefully scripted commercials every two years, but the much better story is the unscripted stuff that never makes it onto television or into the pages of a newspaper.
I hope readers will also enjoy following what will end up as a five-part series. This is the first book. I’ll have spring and fall releases in 2011 and spring and fall releases in 2012. A lot of the same characters from “Stumbling Forward” will return throughout.
Q: Why did you go indie?
I liked the idea of having control over my story and its marketing. I’m very pleased with how this has worked out.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
That’s tough to say since I primarily read mystery and thrillers, yet here I am writing more of a dramatic series. I’m currently reading and enjoying “Seven Days From Sunday” by M.H. Sargent. I also really liked “Kill the Story” by John Luciew and “No Good Deed” by Mary McDonald.
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