Friday, September 30, 2011

America Goes On - Paul Salvette

Title: America Goes On: A Novella
Author: Paul Salvette

Bio: Paul Salvette is an author who lives in Bangkok, Thailand, with
his wife, Lisa, and newborn daughter, Monica. He grew up in the United
States and served in the Navy from 2002 to 2009, with some time in
Iraq. His day job involves working at a Thai foundation that focuses
on poverty eradication, philanthropy, and education. He hopes to stay
in Thailand until he is deported or dies of natural causes, whichever
comes first.

Description: A young veteran of the Iraq war drives across America
while struggling to find his place in the country he just defended.
Confronted with complacent attitudes and narrow minds, he realizes his
fellow citizens don’t even understand America is at war, let alone
respect his sacrifice. At least he has his fellow Marines from his
second tour of duty, along with a mysterious girl who is waiting for
him on the East Coast. Or so he thinks. Travel with this veteran
through the barren desert of California all the way to New York City
as he learns about modern America, as well as himself. America Goes On
is a 15,000-word (~65-page) novella about the 21st century reality of
war in America.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
There are not enough good books about the modern veteran experience.
This novella cuts through the ridiculous stereotypes of soldiers,
sailors, marines, and airmen and provides something that readers can
relate to.  It is my hope that this book will be a way to encourage
fellow veterans to write about the difficulties in readjusting to
civilian life in America.

Q: Why did you go indie?

Being an indie author is great for those of us with a DIY ethic,
because all success and failure is entirely dependent upon you. It is
also an excellent opportunity to connect directly with readers rather
than having to go through agents, publicists, publishing houses, and
other intermediaries that can water down you work. By talking directly
to readers as an author, you can get a lot of helpful feedback to
improve your craft.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

I am really inspired by other veterans who went on to become great
authors (Kurt Vonnegut, Walter M. Miller, and Tim O' Brien to name a

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