Featured Interview With Bill Lockwood
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. Now retired, I had a career in social work first for the State of Maryland then for the State of Vermont after I moved there in 1992. I live in Bellows Falls, Vermont. I currently have no pets though there are quite a few chip monks and squirrels and a few frogs in our yard.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
Pre elementary school my mother started reading the “Hardy Boys” mysteries to me. As time passed I started reading them myself , and I started trying to write one myself.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Jo0hn Irving and Tom Robbins. They both have a good sense of irony and the absurd. Mostly I read history. Reading others inspires me to write my own.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
“Gare de Lyon” Published by The Wild Rose Press – Mary O’Riley, native of Boston, goes to Paris to study art on the eve of WWII. Caught in the occupation she works in a bakery but finds herself frequently carrying messages for her boss. When the Gestapo raids the bakery and arrests the owner, Mary must flee Paris to avoid her own arrest, and the Resistance group she has helped assigns her to escort a downed RSF flyer south to Lyon.
Freddy Winston volunteered to fly secret missions to occupied France. On one of his runs, gunfire surprises him as Resistance members unload passengers and supplies. The plane catches fire, stranding him behind enemy lines. Freddy doesn’t like that Mary is Irish. She insists she is just American. They may not like each other but discover quickly they must team up to reach their mutual goal of escaping the Nazis.