Goodreads Q&A with Mark Guerin
- Category: Books
- Published: Saturday, 17 August 2019 15:58
- Written by Super User
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Goodreads asks Mark Guerin:
Where did you get the idea for your most recent novel?
Mark Guerin: I always wanted to write a book about my Dad. He was a colonel, hospital commander and a doctor in the Air Force for many years before he was mustered out in 1964, ten years before he expected to leave. He ended up in a factory town working at a Chrysler Auto Assembly plant as the Plant Physician doing physicals, handling workers comp claims and treating workplace injuries. He didn't like his new job and it showed. I got a summer job there in college and that's when I learned how much the assembly line workers disliked my dad, too. For many years, I thought that rocky situation would make a great book, but I never knew exactly why things turned out as they did, so I couldn't write a memoir or biography. I could only speculate, which is why I wrote a novel.
Mark Guerin's debut novel, YOU CAN SEE MORE FROM UP HERE, will be officially released on October 1, but has already garnered quite a few positive reviews on Goodreads.