Last December I reviewed the novel, The Obsessive Chronicles by Josh Greenwood. You can read my book review here. Today, I have the pleasure of kicking off a virtual book tour for Mr. Greenfield with an interview about his work.
How long did it take to write The Obsessive Chronicles?
I started writing “Cutting Through the Knot,” the central section in 2008, and went on to write the first and third parts after that. But I was working on other projects during those years as well.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The hardest part was trying to integrate “Full of Wonderment,” the first section, into the rest of the book. I had originally written it to stand alone.
Did you learn anything during the writing process. If so, what was it?
I learned that I could write a long narrative. I learned that shaping the book is a cooperative process with my editor that involves compromise.
Do you have any advice for other self-publishing writers?
Sage’s Book Tours is the best way I have found to publicize my book. Good Luck!
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I hope they enjoy “The Obsessive Chronicles: a novel” and have fun reading it.
Josh Greenfield is a graduate of both Phillips Andover Academy and Cornell University's College of Arts and Sciences. He holds two masters degrees from the City University of New York, one in History and one in English Literature. He also completed the better part of a doctorate in English at Fordham University. His desire in writing is to tell a entertaining and engaging story, to look for laughs in dark places.
The Obsessive Chronicles is a coming of age story, told in a conversational first person voice, recounting a young man's trials in overcoming mental illness. The novel follows Jordan Fineman's descent into severe obsessive compulsive disorder while working in an Alaskan salmon cannery through his attempt to integrate into the New York City work force as a paralegal in the late 1980's. A tale as humorous as it is harrowing, sure to provide hope and encouragement to all who must follow a similar path, and to those who can identify.
The Obsessive Chronicles Tour Schedule
June 2nd Uttley’s Take
June 3rd Devoted Mommy of 3
June 6th My Devotional Thoughts
June 7th Perfect Chaos
June 10th Crafty Mom Zen
June 12th Between The Lines
June 13th Just Jennifer
June 14th Adventures in Reading
June 15th Indie Authors You Want To Read