Interview with suspense author Gerard Michael Poulin

Author Gerard
Michael Poulin
is here today to chat about his new suspense drama, Silver Lake.
Gerard Poulin
is a professional financial reporting consultant and novelist who grew up in
Vermont. He graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont and
Castleton State University in Castleton, Vermont; with a BSBA in Accounting. He
is a Navy veteran.
Please tell us about your current
This is the story
of a young man in love who, upon his father’s death, encounters a string of
horrible luck. He loses his good health, job, home and his fiancé. He becomes
to destitute that, with the aid of his very best friend, stages his own death
so he can pick up the broken pieces of his life with financial freedom. Only
someone wants him to die. And someone does die. Unfortunately, I can give away
no more without spoiling it.
What inspired you to write this book?
I had a
health run-in of my own and while convalescing decided to see if I had what it
takes to write a novel.
Excerpt from Silver Lake:
Despite the
time of day, the small and narrow basement windows emitted very little natural
daylight. But it was enough. Tom groped for a light switch as his eyes
adjusted. At the bottom of the steps was a shape. And on that shape was
clothing. The body was twisted and mangled, the head lying cockeyed at an
impossible angle with the left leg arched over it. There were no signs or
sounds of life.
What exciting story are you working on
I just
finished my second, tentatively titled Sundown
, a Cold War-era drama/suspense.
When did you first consider yourself a
When I
finished this novel, Silver Lake.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
There are
those days I work as a consultant. I like the gym and golf, when I can find the
time and others to play. Like other writers, you make the time to write.
I do not
write full time. Maybe that’ll change in the near future. Some of that decision
will rest on the relative success of this project.
What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?
Staying in
one character’s head during a scene. I know what each character is thinking but
the dominant scene character has to take in the reins.
As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?
easy, an astronaut, lol.
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
I just
hope anyone who picks it up is entertained.

for being here today, Gerry!

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