Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Howard Weiner whose book It Is Las Vegas After All thrilled as well as entertained me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love thrillers but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for Howard Weiner, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Howard will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Howard Weiner.
Howard Weiner is a recent addition to the literary genre of fiction. Writing mysteries, thrillers, crimes—with a touch of romance—an approach described by one reader as “one bubble off.”
Many authors sharing the genre have characters whose fortune is determined by others. They literally have dodged the bullet that otherwise would have killed them. Weiner’s characters make their own fortune—good or bad—and they live with the results.
Weiner’s own experiences are blessed with no small number of noteworthy characters and events. He brings these slightly off-kilter individuals to life, complete with their own stories and dramas. Like the child prodigy in his first novel, It Is Las Vegas After All, who comes to the starting edge of adulthood and then loses the approval of his doting parents, the sponsorship of one of America’s great institutions of higher education, and gains the enmity of his girlfriend’s father—an international arms dealer—to become a home-grown terrorist operating on U.S. soil.
A survivor of rich, nuanced bureaucracies in the public and private sector, Weiner writes about characters whose career choices and decisions are morally questionable. A student of personal behavior in complex circumstances, Weiner brings these often cringe-worthy characters to life. Some are amoral, others immoral in a narrow slice of their lives, yet they otherwise look and act like people we all know from work or even childhood. Like one of the female leads in his novel, Serendipity Opportunity, an out-of-the-box thinker who flunks most of life’s basic relationship tests, yet she is someone you never want pursuing you in the cause of justice. There’s a former foreign security official who uses his protected status as a witness for federal prosecutors to provide cover for his own mayhem and murder in Weiner’s third novel, Bad Money.
Many of Weiner’s stories are born out of real life events: The mix-up in luggage claim at the airport in, Bad Money, the chronic high school slacker in Serendipity Opportunity whose one stroke of good fortune creates his opportunity to perpetrate a complex series of frauds, or the brilliant student in It Is Las Vegas After All who uses his prodigious talents toward an evil end.
As a former federal official, Weiner can neither confirm nor deny having the highest security clearances in classified security programs. Yet, his knowledge of the dark web, criminal organizations, and security organizations takes stories from the popular press to the next level.
Now, how wonderful does Howard sound?! Howard is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of Howard’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and Howard, I hope that you enjoy Howard’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
The danger of a dirty bomb detonation in the Homeland is a real possibility. Outside of the intelligence agencies, few people recognize the relative ease with which a weapon of this nature can be built. In Chaos Theory we are told how the butterfly can be the causal or seminal event resulting in a much larger outcome. In the book, a love affair gone wrong is the seminal event. In a way, the possibilities are frightening. The good news is that our nation is blessed with the human talent that has kept us safe thus far—if you overlook the events of 9-11.
Three things: First, find a compelling story to tell. Second: Remember, audience, audience, and also audience. Third: Writing is a challenge, giving up is easy. Doing the hard thing is always worthwhile.
Problems and solutions can come from the least suspect places
It Is Las Vegas After All is the first of three books in the Triple Play series. Books two and three, Serendipity Opportunity and The BIG Lowandowski, respectively,
are now available for purchase. The first book in the Hair on Fire series, Bad Moneyis also available for purchase now. The second in the series, By Any Other Name will be available in the Fall of 2018. Finally, the first book in the Blood Relations series, One for the Price of Two is also available for purchase now.
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Howard! If you have liked what you have read about Howard and are interested in learning more about Howard and reading Howard’s work, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the previews too! You will not regret it.
P.S. There is currently a promotion on It Is Las Vegas After All so grab a free copy while you can!