Jeffrey Marshall







Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

I’m a former journalist who has written five books, three of them novels.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

 Squeeze Plays, which was inspired in part by the great New York novel Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

Not really. I generally work in the mornings, but will enter something on a moment’s notice if inspired. 

What authors, or books have influenced you?

Too many to properly cite, but here are a few: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Aldous Huxley, John Updike, Alfred Conan Doyle, Martin Cruz Smith, Ross McDonald.

What are you working on now?

A first-person family drama that may evolve into a thriller, but it’s too early in the process to be sure.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

Interviews and podcasts.

Which Websites you like most to promote your book

https://jmarshbks.com, http://www.theauthorsshow.com 

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Read as much as you can and learn from what you read, what you like and how to craft images and sentences that inspire and intrigue readers. 

What is the best advice you have ever heard?

Perseverance is the most important discipline for a writer, and rewriting and reshaping is critical to a better product. 

What are you reading now?

Of Mice and Men 

What’s next for you as a writer?

another novel, still in the planning phase 

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

The Sun Also Rises, Nicholas and Alexandra, The Complete Poems of T.S. Eliot 

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