Michael Farris Smith Interview: VERY interesting conversation about the various triggers Michael uses to set him on his writing path, why he has the same curiosity as his readers do, and how he uses this to develop the story… where he goes to find the dark sides of his characters and their troubles... mental illness, bad parenting, his own personal struggles at finally getting published, why he started playing guitar at age 32, running, putting up with rejection and having children. Really brilliant author and a lovely, sincere guy with an AWESOME story: Award-winning best-selling author of 5 Novels, 3 of Michael’s books have been optioned into movies, and Michael served as screenwriter for all 3 of them. Yet, his first drafts, essays and novella were constantly rejected. Giving himself just 8 months to make his career work, he was ready to move on to something else. Then, a fluke email response to something Michael submitted a year earlier, changed his life. His next novel was shopped and sold in 9 days, and the rest is history Support this Show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/
Episode 36 includes two separate interviews with authors who are going to be together to talk about their new books at the Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Atlanta. Alison talks to Chris Offutt, author of Country Dark, and Michael Farris Smith, author of The Fighter.Links to Sites, Articles and Events Mentioned in This EpisodeMichael Farris Smith Author Websitehttps://michaelfarrissmith.com/“Episode 272: The Fighter Author Michael Farris Smith,” Writer’s Bone Podcasthttp://www.writersbone.com/podcastsarchive/2018/3/20/episode-272-the-fighter-author-michael-farris-smith“Celebrated Author Comes Home to Kentucky in His New Novel, ‘Country Dark’,” by Rich Copley for the Lexington Herald-Leaderhttp://www.kentucky.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/copious-notes/article208818819.html“My Dad, the Pornographer,” by Chris Offutt for the New York Times Magazine. Offutt’s 2015 article was adapted from a memoir about his father’s 50-year career in pornography, My Father, the Pornographer, which Atria Books published in 2016.https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/magazine/my-dad-the-pornographer.htmlApril 24th – Chris Offutt at Prince Avenue Location of Avid Bookshophttp://www.avidbookshop.com/event/chris-offutt-country-darkApril 24th – Peter Golden at the Margaret Mitchell Househttp://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/programs/peter-golden-nothing-is-forgotten April 24th – Charles Frazier at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Libraryhttps://www.acappellabooks.com/pages/events/251/charles-frazier-returns-to-cold-mountainApril 25th – Writers at the Wrecking Bar Series Presents Michael Farris Smith and Chris Offutt https://www.acappellabooks.com/pages/events/294/writers-at-the-wrecking-bar-michael-farrisApril 26th – Rick Bragg at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Libraryhttps://www.acappellabooks.com/pages/events/252/rick-bragg-the-best-cook-in-the-worldApril 27th – Rick Bragg Signing at Eagle Eye Bookshophttps://www.eagleeyebooks.com/home/eventgendetails/464April 28th – Independent Bookstore Day Nationwidehttp://www.indiebookstoreday.com/
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