Interview with Edward Yatscoff

Author of Out On A Limb

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Quick description of the book for a new reader - what should they expect?
  • Some grit and reality. No soft peddling mean people. Gutsy kids.
What was your inspiration for this book?
  • A treehouse my friends and I built in the landlord's yard. He never knew He was a meanie, too
Which authors do you admire? How have they influenced your writing style?
  • Carman Amato Linwood Barclay Action all the way.
Can you tell us a little about the locations in your book?
  • The lush Niagara Peninsula. The area has huge trees perfect for treehouses
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
  • Write write write. Edit edit edit. Join a writers group to get feedback. If Eric Clapton would have stayed alone in his basement playing guitar...
Could you talk a little about your writing process?
  • My story chapters are treated like acts and scenes in a stage play. Much of it is worked out in my head before being written
Which character has had the greatest impact on readers?
  • Squirt, because he's smart and tends to calm down his hot head friend Bill
If the book were to be adapted for TV or film, who would you see in the lead role? Who did you have in your mind’s eye ?
  • Squirt is an unassuming boy trying to keep his brave friend in check by suggesting smarter ways to do things. He's also in RANSOM
  • Good but why are so few readers hesitant to post? Reviews are the lifeblood of authors
Where next? What are you working on now?
  • An adult thriller of murder and abduction in the Colombian jungle: The Nike BIrds
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MG action Two adventurous boys dare build a treehouse under the nose of nasty, sinister landlord, Egghead. The cat & mouse game tests their cunning& courage. Getting caught is not an option.