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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Author Interview – John Hartnett

Is there any books you really don’t enjoy? Historical fiction prior to the mid to late 1800′s.  That’s too far for me to go and I don’t like to read about King Arthur, secret monk societies or Clan of the Cave Bear people.  I need plots that take place at a time where electricity has already been invented so I can see where I’m reading.

What do you hope your obituary will say about you? John Hartnett returned all his books to the library on time and in the condition in which they were checked out.

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? This is a full circle tale.  I grew up in Cranford, NJ and after college, moved to CA where I lived for 14 years.  I moved back to Cranford in 1997 and live a mile or so away from my parents.

How did you develop your writing? Most of what I write is humor based.  Not all, but most of it. I developed my voice after years of reading the work of other authors and humorists, watching television and movies and studying the skills of comedy writers and performers.

Where do you get your inspiration from? The belief that I can make a career out of being a writer.

The Barber’s Conundrum and Other Stories is more than just a collection of thirty-seven short literary humor pieces and humorous jokes that will make you laugh. It provides a treasure trove of tips and invaluable advice to help you navigate safely through marriage and relationships, raising kids and to finally understand the more peculiar aspects of day to day living that up until now, had been tossed into a big heap as just another one of God’s mysteries.

For example, did you ever wonder why weather reporters continue to stand in the middle of raging hurricanes to tell us what hurricanes are like when everybody else already knows what hurricanes are like? Did you ever wonder why people stop their cars in the middle of the street to let geese walk past even though geese have been flying long before Cro- Magnon Man was in knee pants? Did you ever think that if aliens do exist on our planet, most of them work in customer service? They do!

All of that, and more is in the book, so what do you say? At $8.99, you’re guaranteed to receive at least $10.50 worth of terrific advice and life extending laughter, which as we know is the best medicine, and there’s never a co-pay with laughter so you’re up well over $20 already and this is only the back cover. Think of the possibilities to save when you read the whole thing.

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Genre –  Humor

Rating – PG

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Website http://monkeybellhop.com/


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