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Meet Recy Dunn author of The Cinquefoil Connection and his latest novel, Circle of Time
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Norm Goldman


Reviewer & Author Interviewer, Norm Goldman. Norm is the Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com.

He has been reviewing books for the past fifteen years when he retired from the legal profession.

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By Norm Goldman
Published on May 7, 2013
 



Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com Interviews Recy Dunn Author of Circle of Time and The Cinquefoil Connection




Today, Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Recy  Dunn author of The Cinquefoil Connection and his latest novel, Circle of Time.

Good day Recy and thanks for participating in our interview

Norm:

Please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background.

Recy:

I ran track for Ball High School in Galveston, Texas, San Jacinto College and University of Houston, but my true roots is from Dubach, Louisiana. I am married and father of five children. My professional experience included Director of Accounting Services and Business manager for a Fortune 100 company for 20 years. Due to my business and financial background, I was nominated by my peers to become the Chairman of the Greater Houston Better Bureau, Chairman of Port of Galveston Wharves Board of Trustees, and Chairman of Galveston County African-American Chamber of Commerce. I am now a Realtor selling and listing homes in Houston, Texas.

Norm:

What purpose do you believe your novel Circle of Time serves and what matters to you about the story? As a follow up, what would you say is the best reason to recommend someone to read the novel?

Recy:

The purpose was to inform readers that there are always two sides to every conflict or story and both sides equally believes their cause is worth fighting for.

I recommend someone to read Circle of Time and to keep in mind that it is story about South Africa initial racial apartheid problems told from a mystery suspense point of view.

Norm:

What served as the primary inspiration for the Circle of Time?

Recy:

Nelson Mandela’s achievements.

Norm:

What was the time-line between the time you decided to write your book and publication? What were the major events along the way?

Recy:

Interesting that you should asked that question, I originally wrote Circle of Time in 2003 and submitted the manuscript to ten or twelve editors and they all responded that it was limited to a particular audience. Several implied that I should change the story line and maybe the plot. At that time Jan Linden was not one of the principal characters, the story line originally evolved around the eight tribes. Frustrated, I put it down and wrote my first novel, The Cinquefoil Connection. Two years ago, I came up with the idea to include the story plot from a South Africa government point of view.

Norm:

How did you go about creating the character of Jan Linden in the Circle of Time, and did you know the end of your book at the beginning?

Recy:

One of the editors, wrote me a two page analysis on the first fifty pages I sent her and said I needed to add a principal character of South African origin and is not a tribal member. So I created Jan Linden. When I add Jan Linden, I had to change the ending.

Norm:

In fiction as well as in non-fiction, writers very often take liberties with their material to tell a good story or make a point. But how much is too much?

Recy:

I have read and heard that storytellers working with fiction generally are free to invent characters and scenarios, but must be careful with factual stories and must limit their artistry to what is a creative arrangement of factual material. When a story is said to be based on actual events, audiences are generally aware that some liberties have likely been taken.

Norm:

How has your environment/upbringing colored your writing?

Recy:

My father was a storyteller and was great at creating scenarios to color his tales.

Norm:

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Recy:

Stephen King, a great storyteller and John Grisham, for his suspense and intrigue.

Norm:

Where can our readers find out more about you and your novels?

Recy:

Please follow BOOKS BY RECY and my WEBSITE

Norm:

As this interview draws to a close what one question would you have liked me to ask you? Please share your answer.

Recy:

None, you have done a great job with the previous questions.

Norm:

Thanks once again and good luck with all of your future endeavors

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