In my anthology, George Cramer has an essay titled, “Why I Hate D.E.E.R.” in which he takes the reader on a ride to see why deer are a hazard when he’s on a motorcycle road trip. George also has a novel in progress excerpt in the anthology called “A Tale of Robbers and Cops” in which two brothers have to prove their worth in order to be included in a group of criminals. They execute a prank that is not only funny but brings them a bonus. Here is an interview with George Cramer.
Julaina: Who is your favorite author?
George: Without a doubt, Bernard Cornwell. He writes historical novels in such a manner that I can see, feel, and hear his characters. I’ve read all twenty-four novels in his Richard Sharpe series about the Napoleonic Wars. When I visited Salamanca, Spain and Porto, Portugal, it was as though his protagonist, Richard Sharp, was walking the battlefields with me.
Julaina: Why do you write?
George: I stepped into your “Polish Your Writing” class by accident about two years ago. After my first writing assignment, I’ve been unable to stop. If I allow a day to go by without writing, I’ve wasted a day.
Julaina: Where do you like to write?
George: At the Dublin Senior Center, this is where I’m most productive. When I have trouble with my laptop, I return to my home office.
Julaina: What are you working on now?
George: I’ve got three novels in the works, two crime stories and one romance. In addition, I try to write at least one short story a week.
Julaina: I’ve read parts of those novels and I’m looking forward to seeing them in print. Thanks, George.