A.D.Hall, born 1957 in Tucson, Arizona is the father of three beautiful children, grandfather of one, and lives with his partner Kathy and dog Ginger. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and spent most of his career in the energy business before leaving it to write. "Lapse of Reason" is his debut novel.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Steinbeck - Cannery Row is my favorite because of the dialog. He tells it through wonderful dialog. And I think you would be hard pressed to find many three or more syllable words in the book. Which means I can read it. Hemingway - Islands in The Stream. In that book he describes a lunch of grilled fish on a boat in the gulf stream that always makes my mouth water, and is my reminder not to forget taste, smells and sounds when writing descriptive narrative. Elmore Leonard - everything - having just come off a summer-long Zane Grey and Louise La'mour binge as a teen, I was amazed to find his early westerns - books that were so much better! If I learn to write half as good as Elmore Leonard I'll be happy. Charles Bowden - Frog Mountain Blues. Those who don't know him, go check him out. He passed away only last year, bless him. His writing is vivid, meaningful and informative - all the things I want to do. Sir Ernest Shackleton - Endurance. The most incredible story ever told. Wait, only five? I haven't mentioned Mark Twain!
One would expect to remember cold blooded murder, but when the consequences are inconvenient, it's easy to forget. Ian Stewart did, but that didn't stop bad things from happening - he just stopped noticing. "Lapse of Reason" is a mature, humorous adventure about someone who tried to take a fork in the road, and ran off a cliff.