Jeremy Strozer

Biography

I write first-person emotional history in order to teach people to avoid the wanton waste of war.
My inspiration comes from a love of story telling, an infatuation with history, and personal experience in war torn places. As a student of Twain, Griffin, Sharp, Guthrie, Terkel, Thoreau, and Harris, I believe all stories are best told from the perspective of the individual experiencing the event and that learning about history should be an emotionally driven experience.

Therefore, I push the conviction that all history is simply a personal story, compounded and woven with the personal story of everyone else, throughout time.

Through education and luck, I helped remove unexploded bombs from war ravaged countries, stem the flow of the world's most dangerous weapons, and potentially reduce the likelihood of war between some of the world's most powerful countries.

Now, I simply seek to warn the world of the human cost of violence.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I gather fun stories that catch my eye, putting them into an electronic file where I add a unique name so that I can remember what they are about. Every Friday afternoon I go through a weekly review, scheduling the stories I would like to produce the following week. I write between 5-7 am when the rest of my family is asleep. I spend one day researching the story, acquiring everything I need to produce it, and setting up its idea. Then, the next day, I sit down, with the main idea in mind, and simply write it out. I'll finish a story within that 2-day time frame.
How do you approach cover design?
Since I'm writing flash-fiction, and believe that history is made of a tapestry of personal stories, my cover designs reflect the creation of that tapestry with threads of the stories I write. I imagine that as I branch into new areas of writing over the course of my career, I may approach my cover in similar ways, capturing the idea behind my story in the cover in whatever way makes artistic sense to me.
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