The year is 1927 and professional boxer Emmett Roane is losing his grip on reality. His career is faltering, memories of a lost love haunt him and the horrors of the Great War muddle his mind. Emmett’s past is hobbling his future, and no amount of booze or knockout blows can ease his painful memories. Seeking solace in the place where he and his Anna had once been so happy, Emmett leaves Brooklyn for a few days alone in Newport at the gilded waterfront Hermann Hotel. During a fateful weekend as he tries to make peace with his ghosts, Emmett crosses paths with Maude Mable, a lively beauty with secrets of her own. But they soon learn the luxury hotel also hosts Luther Irvin, an opium-addicted mobster who is as violent as he is desperate. When Emmett and Maude discover Luther’s hideous plan to wage war on a rival gang, the pair is thrust into a deadly match of wits and force. His back against the ropes, Emmett finds his quest for self-restoration has become a mission of survival-for him, Maude and everyone at the Hermann. Can Emmett Roane, a fighter who desperately seeks an elusive peace, halt the embodiment of evil while finding a way to heal his own heart and mind?
Molly: What music, if any do you listen to when you write?
E.S.: I usually don’t listen to any music, but if I do its typically classical, light jazz, or meditative music. Any music with lyrics can easily be a distraction and just isn’t a good idea. I don’t know how any writer can operate with lyrical music playing in the backround.
Molly: Are you a full time writer, or part time writer?
E.S.: I’m a part time writer who wishes he was full time. I primarily support myself via a very different daytime job as a plumbing apprentice. I work with my father, which is nice. I hope to one day be successful enough with my books that I can just do that and produce solid fiction much more regularly.
Molly: Do you have a word count per day you try to hit?
E.S.: When I’m writing a novel I don’t have a word count I try to hit. I may aim for a minimum of ten pages or one chapter but anything more specific than that and I feel that the organic element of creativity becomes diminished.
Molly: When you finish writing a book, how long before you begin writing the next one?
E.S.: I can usually last about four or five months before I need to write something substantial. After finishing a novel I’m a little burnt out and if I do write anything in the weeks and months following, it will only be in the form of a poem or short story. My problem is that I have so many ideas in my head wrestling over each other to escape. If I don’t start a fresh novel after a few months I’ll start to get irritable or even mildly depressed. As long as I don’t run out of ink and my hand stays attached to my and I’ll keep producing entertainment. I can never not create.
E.S. Ready graduated from the University of New Haven with a B.S. in Criminal Justice – Investigative Services. He enjoys reading and writing crime, action, adventure, mystery, and historical fiction. He currently resides in his Connecticut hometown with his family. E.S. is an old soul that is fond of mischief and living a good story as much as he likes telling one. Until Someday is his first novel.
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