Featured Interview With Michael Sprankle
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised in a small town in Pennsylvania called Bellefonte. From there I moved to New York City, and I currently live in Phoenix, Arizona. My wife and I have two cats.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I have been writing for over thirty years. One of my favorite memories is reading Sherlock Holmes and Journey To The Center Of The Earth during the summers as a child.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I really enjoy mystery books and crime books. The type of books that have many twists and a lot of suspense really keep me interested. This inspires me to incorporate these elements into my writing because I want my reader to be entertained, and yet I want them to not necessarily expect what is coming.
My favorite authors are Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Hunter Thompson, H.G. Wells, and Dan Brown…just to name a few. There are just so many talented writers out there…
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My novel Love & Theft is about a man searching for redemption and has been entered into the Pulitzer competition. After a series of encounters with the law, a young man yearns for a better life and escapes his past as he heads to New York City where his pursuit of happiness and success sends him on a series of well-intentioned misadventures that lead him into the dark side of the criminal underworld and revenge. A marriage of real events and fiction, Love and Theft pulls from the author’s personal experience to create a man whose life path is no more his own fault than the color of his hair.
I also have a new novel The Killing Spring coming out later this year (2016), and my latest project The Ghost of Tom Mix should be released in 2017. Also, I am currently working on a screenplay called Ratland.
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