... but the Girl Didn't Believe It

... but the Girl Didn't Believe It

by Paul Davis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456503604
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/23/2011
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

An Interview:
Editor: Why did you write this book?
PHD: I got the inspiration while I had my motor home parked at a beach resort much like the one in the story. There was a 12-year-old girl with a face full of angst and some religious fanatic parents. It got me imagining that world, although the story ended up being somewhat different than the one I imagined for her.
Ed: This appears to be your first novel.
PHD: That's right. It was a huge learning experience too. It took about two years and umpteen revisions. Probably more than a hundred. I'm not exaggerating there!
Ed: Have you ever done any writing before?
PHD: Not like this. I've done a lot of writing over the years, from radio journalism to advertising copy writing to web page writing. I found out writing a novel-length story is quite a bit different, and it was a huge learning curve. Bigger than I ever imagined.
Ed: Do you have any more work planned?
PHD: I do, actually. Apparently this was the breach in the dike, and now stuff is flooding into my brain asking to be written. One I have well on its way deals with a pregnant 13-year-old girl who is left to find her own way when her crackhead mom dies. Another one is about a guy who stumbles onto some backwoods types in Appalachia and they end up overthrowing the US government.
Ed: Is that why you travel around all the time--to get ideas like this?
PHD: I don't know why I travel around. For some reason I'm not happy in one place. I'm a freak, I guess. But, yes, constant traveling does seem to stimulate my ideas. For example, I started Girl while I was in Ocean City, Washington, where it starts, and I finished the first draft near Los Angeles, where it ends.
Ed: Are you planning to go back and live in Alaska ever?
PHD: I'm not planning to go anywhere to live--back, forward or sideways. But then I never planned on living on the road either, so who knows.
Ed: Thanks for taking a few minutes to speak with us.
PHD: My pleasure.

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