Once again, I find myself honoured to host one of the most supportive members of Rave Reviews Book Club, Jason Zandri! Jason is here today to discuss his book ANOTHER SUNSET. Take it away, Jason!!
On a number of occasions I have been asked if I have a favorite part in “Another Sunset”; one part about the story that stands out, above everything else, as an absolute favorite.
Since being asked it by a number of people, (and needing topics for a blog tour,) I decided to think about the question and answer it.
There are so many “tiny” messages I have peppered into the story which made it hard to choose just one. (I won’t list “the top ten” because in aggregate, they would give away too much of the plot).
I have to asterisk my choice too because, it is technically my second favorite part. The problem with the one I REALLY like as a favorite is that it is a pivotal turning point in the story and listing it here gives too much of the plot change away.
With that, this is – *my favorite part in “Another Sunset”.
There is a point in the story where David begins to understand that this stop on his journey, in Westville, has become very different and far more involved for him personally, than any of his recent stops during his travels, on multiple levels. He realizes, while it is occurring and evolving, that as much as he’s tried to stay disconnected from the people he was helping, that he had grown attached to them without realizing it. While he tries to fight it he also realizes, for all the good he has done, how empty the past gratification seems, with respect to what his emotions reveal in Westville.
He struggles with this, knowing his history, and making assumptions of his own future. He specifically wants to allow the walls to come down where Maria and Caroline are concerned. At the same time he knows the risks and an outcome that he wants to protect them from.
With all of that, his internal struggle grows.
About Another Sunset
David Stephenson is a kind drifter who comes to settle in the small Texas town of Westville. His sense, empathy, and awareness are well received by the residents of the failing town as they welcome and befriend him. During his stay he helps a small local girl try to realize her dream and while doing so excites and energizes the whole town to help out. Lives change as fate takes a critical turn. The local would-be reporter, tasked by David’s longtime friend, takes off on a mission to unravel the mystery of his travels, where he came from, and discovers why he is on his journey.
Another Sunset Reviews – http://amzn.to/1RHrdES
“The author has a nice way of weaving together a touching story that definitely tugged at those heartstrings”
“Endearing characters, well-paced dialogue, and valuable lessons…all the components of fantastic book”
“Instead of the fast pace of stories that tell too much, too soon, Another Sunset moved its pace along with detail that helped really form its characters. It gave plenty of time to delve into the story and not be able to fully discern where the story was going (which I like – I don’t like to be able to script out what’s going to happen! Surprise me!)”
Another Sunset – Three Chapter Excerpt – http://www.zandri.net/PDF/Another_Sunset_8_9_15.pdf
Books and links
Before Another Sunset (The Sunset Series Book 1)
Another Sunset (The Sunset Series Book 2)
I Hero: The Beginning
I Hero: Nathan Returns
As Life Goes: Elementary
As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence – (expected November 2015)
As Life Goes: The Reunion – (expected April 2016)
As Life Goes: The Wedding (expected July 2016)
As Life Goes: The Funeral (expected October 2016)
I Hero: Untitled Book 3 (Expected first half 2016)
I Hero: Untitled Book 4 (Expected second half 2016)
I Hero: Untitled Book 5 (Expected first half 2017)
Social Media links
Twitter – @GUNDERSTONE https://twitter.com/gunderstone/
Facebook Author page – https://www.facebook.com/jzandri
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonzandri
Google+ – https://plus.google.com/+JasonZandri/
Author blog – The GUNDERSTONE Review https://gunderstone.wordpress.com/
ABOUT JASON ZANDRI
Jason has been working in the information technology field in one form or the other since 1996. He is currently employed full time at Bloomberg LP as a Systems Engineer in the R&D group. Jason lives in Wallingford Connecticut, with his wife Renata. He is the father to four children, three boys and 1 girl – 11 years (Andrew), 9 years (Angela), 7 years (Adam) and 6 years old (Alex).