I am pleased to have the talented author, Robert K. Swisher, Jr., here today to introduce his newest book, Vent. Robert has written several other books, some of which I have read and reviewed. He has a wonderful sense of humor and timing and his books reflect this. I had the pleasure of working with Robert on this book as his editor. Thank you, Robert, for coming today!
I have spent my entire writing career, forty-nine years and counting, going against the grain of what most writers think is necessary or proper. Of the thirty novels I have written, sixteen, with hard work and luck, have been published by traditional presses, eight of these are still in print and three have been turned into e-books, two were optioned for several years but were not turned into movies because no one could raise the fifty million dollars even though I volunteered to kick in $134.97. I have also indied eight e-books, ranging from funny mysteries, literary, to an off the wall love story.
Later this year OPEN TALON PRESS will be releasing a thought provoking satirical novel written in a way that has never been done before – during the story the reader is asked to circle YES or NO to questions that deal with many of the serious, absurd, weird, and ridiculous topics that seem to permeate our lives. Then there is a space to write your opinion…a literary way to vent.
I am listed in Young Contemporary Authors and Who’s Who in the West. Several of my books have been released as audio books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. At the moment I am working on a writing book based on a writing course I taught at a small college – the book goes against the majority of things that are taught (other professors hated my class while the students loved it) to my great amusement many of my students are published.
During my years as a writer I have worked for newspapers and several outdoor magazines. In my early years I placed hundreds of poems and short stories to literary magazines before turning my attention on novels. Take a look at my work…there is something for everyone.
Blurb for book:
First and foremost, because this is a reader participation book let me emphatically state you do not have to write your name, social security number, bank account passwords, or any personal information in this book. If you have a book that asks for any personal information, gives a P.O. box in either Nigeria, Florida, or New Jersey to mail the book to when you are finished, BEWARE, it is a scam – telephone the police immediately and report the issue even though they will not be able to do anything about it anyway – in fact they might be taking a piece of the action.
Vent is a unique book as, besides being the story of two people accidentally meeting, you will be asked questions that run the gamut from modern world problems, political, to the utterly ridiculous things many people take seriously. Do not fret; this is not a test. With each question you can simply circle YES or NO and write your comments in the provided blank or skip it and move on to the next question.
Thank you, Robert, for stopping by to share your amazing new book. I have attached my review below.
This review is from: VENT: The first ever fill in the blank reader participation book. (Kindle Edition) 5 Stars by jjspina
An entertaining and thought-provoking book by a talented and eclectic author that will keep the reader actively involved in this first of a kind book. Vent is unconventional in its concept and style and will stand alone in the long list of books of multi-genres. The author asks questions about politics, everyday things and makes the reader think long and hard about life.
Robert K. Swisher, Jr. has a unique writing style infused with a wonderful sense of humor that is evident in every book that he writes. Vent is a book like no other in that it asks the reader questions and at the same time it has a storyline running through it. When the main protagonist, William Brown, goes to his grandmother’s funeral he finds himself questioning many aspects of life. When he meets Vent, a eccentric drifter, Bill is forced to question his very existence.
I found this to be an enjoyable and refreshing read and look forward to more from this creative author. It was my pleasure to read and review a copy of this book provided by the author. I have enjoyed all of this author’s books.