Tuesday, July 24, 2018

On the Fault by Ronald J. Wichers

Book Details:

Book Title: On the Fault by Ronald J. Wichers

Category: Adult Fiction, 474 pages

Genre: Fictionalized biography

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Release date: March 13, 2018

Tour dates: July 2 to 27, 2018

Content Rating: PG-13

Book Description:

“The heart of the planet is broken and the world is bleeding. We come out of the broken-hearted earth and try to mend it.”

True grit mixes with true wit in this tragic, yet strangely triumphant tale of how much one man can lose. Following the Vietnam War, life proves bittersweet as Joe Hearns learns that sometimes finding happiness means changing the definition.

For Joe Hearns the horrors of combat give way to those of daily life upon return to the States; a life burdened by an odd curse that seems to hover over the heads of anyone who fought in that otherwise magical land. He discovers that courage takes on a whole new meaning when coping with a world moving at a different pace – the pace of friendship and love. But, in the end, this proves the way out from under the curse of the war no one wanted.

When it comes to this soldier’s story the word fearless comes to mind.

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Meet the Author:

Ronald J. Wichers was born in Lake Ronkonkoma New York in 1947. He attended Catholic School until 1965, studied History and literature at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas until being drafted into the United States Army in 1970. He was assigned to a rifle company in the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam and, after sustaining severe wounds in a gun battle, including the loss of his left am, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism and the Bronze Star Medal.

He later studied theology full time at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley California. He has published several short stories about the Vietnam war. The Fear of Being Eaten/A Biography of the Heart is his fifth novel.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram

Interview with Ronald J. Wichers
How and when did you become a writer? My desire to write fiction began in high school. Whenever I read a short story or a novel something inside of me seemed to say, "I can do this. This is me...." In college I took a Creative Writing course and was encouraged by the prof to keep at it.

In today's tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper? The first draft of On The Fault was written in longhand on lined paper. When word processors came out I felt like an astronaut.

If you were stuck on a deserted island, which 3 books would you want with you? Webster’s Third International Dictionary, Janson’s History of Art, and The Liturgy of the Hours.

What is the last great book you've read? Stendhal – The Red and the Black.

What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you? Inadvertently biting my doctor at Letterman Army Medical.

The scariest? Contracting deadly illnesses at an early age.

The strangest? Serving in combat.
What's the most courageous thing you've ever done? Taking care of my father during the final five years of his life.

Any hobbies? or Name a quirky thing you like to do. I like landscaping and caring for plants. And cooking.

If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be? That I have written honestly about what I’ve seen and done.

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