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Monday, March 6, 2017

Interview With Author Redge Hanes



Justice by Another Name

E.C. “Redge” Hanes began his business career working for the famous apparel company started by his great grandfather after graduating from Duke University in 1967 and a tour in Viet Nam in 1969 and 1970 where he was awarded a bronze star. Hanes has served on the boards of several prestigious wildlife conservation, environmental, educational, and arts-related organizations in North Carolina. His debut novel, Billy Bowater, was based on the behind-the-scenes politics of North Carolina with particular focus on the period dominated by late senator Jesse Helms. Hanes lives in Winston-Salem, NC.  For more info, please see:: www.echanes.com  and https://twitter.com/redgehanes

1) What really inspired you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and conveying it into a book?
Having spent over a year as a member of a statewide committee investigating the environmental issues facing North Carolina, I was drawn to the problems that were the result of the growing industrial livestock operations in the state, in particular the enormous size and environmentally dangerous pork production segment. The power politics used to expand the business provided an excellent backdrop for a murder/mystery novel.

2. What is it about and whom do you believe is your targeted reader?
The book is about the deaths of a father and son and the attempt of their wife/mother to get justice for her family. An ex-boyfriend who is now a deputy sheriff helps Lana, the mother, find justice, which she calls revenge. The targeted reader is anyone who likes the murder mystery genre and reading about the usual human values displayed in such books....greed, corruption, sex and criminal deeds.

3. What do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book? What should remain with them long after putting it down?
Mainly, "what a great book! I need to read other books written by E C Hanes." I'm not looking for any long term cosmic truths, only an exciting story.

4. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers?
Never give up. Stay in your chair and continue to write.

5. What trends in the book world do you see and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?
I have no idea where the industry is going but it is clear that stories will continue to be written and read. Exactly in what format will be a never ending challenge. Hard cover traditional books will clearly be a decreasing segment.

6. What great challenges did you have in writing your book?     
Getting enough time with all the other things I am doing to spend quality hours at the computer.

7. If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours?
Because they have already read enough psycho self-help books and they're tired of reading about the life of some boring eighteen year old ingenue. They want a good mystery. 

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