WELCOME ERIC JAMES FULLILOVE
ERIC JAMES FULLILOVE
Eric James Fullilove is the global Chief Financial Officer for World Vision International. Originally from Newark, New Jersey USA, Fullilove now splits his time between Los Angeles and London and travels extensively for his job; he has visited 59 of the 100 countries in which World Vision is active. Fullilove is of African American origin and his grandmother, Maggie Shaw Fullilove, was one of the first African American women to become a published author in the US in 1918; his father was a prominent physician and his mother a prominent civic leader. This is Fullilove’s sixth novel; other works include Blowback which was published by HarperCollins. Narcolepsy by Eric James Fullilove (paperback published by CreateSpace RRP £6.39 ebook published by KDP RRP £3.22) is available online from Amazon from 23rd September.
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Do you draw from personal experiences and/or current events?
I draw from both current events and personal experiences. Since I travel extensively, I use the knowledge I have of locations to inform my writing. Narcolepsy is very much a current events driven book as it is focused on the on-going European/Euro financial crisis.
-Do you start with the conclusion and plot in reverse or start from the beginning and see where the story line brings you?
I know the beginning and I know the end when I start. The fun part is the middle, and in the middle it’s pretty much where the story takes me. I may start with an outline, but stories have a rhythm. I write to the rhythm of the story, meaning, the way the characters interact, the focus on the characters, the pace of the plot, all these things have a rhythm that the flow of the story dictates. As long as the rhythm feels right, the story is generally okay.
-Your routine when writing? Any idiosyncrasies?
I write pretty rapidly, but I tend to do it in chunks. It is often helpful to me to check into a hotel room for a weekend and simply focus on writing. Since I’m paying for the space and every meal is expensive, it helps to force me to focus, but at the same time, the amenities, particularly the exercise room and the pool, help me relax between sessions and think about the plot.
-Is writing your full time job? If not, may I ask what you do by day?
It is not my full time job. I am the global CFO of World Vision International, the nearly $3 billion Christian, child focused, humanitarian relief organization that works in 100 countries around the world. Our programs help 100 million people every year, which sounds like a large number but is only 5% of the 2 billion or so that live in extreme poverty. I travel extensively for my job, and am based in both London and Los Angeles, where I have a significant number of staff and my wife.
-Who are some of your favorite authors?
Lee Child, John Sandford, David Baldacci, Dennis Lehane, Robert Crais, J.D. Robb (pen name for Nora Roberts) Stephen Hunter, Linwood Barclay, George Pelecanos, Elmore Leonard, Tananarive Due, Barry Eisler, and Paolo Bacigalupi, David Brin, and Ben Bova are some of my favorite authors, to name a few.
Lee Child’s character, Jack Reacher, is my favorite recurring character in a series. I was hopeful when Tom Cruise played him in the film, even though purists were upset that Cruise looks nothing like the physically imposing Reacher, because I was hoping with Cruise starring more films would be made. But while I write novels that are easily converted to movies, most books have a difficult time making the transition to the big screen.
-What are you reading now?
Steve Alten’s “The Omega Project”
-Are you working on your next novel? Can you tell us a little about it?
I am moving my novel “Credible Threat” through the publishing process. Credible Threat is about a presidential assassination threat that claims to have roots going back to the Kennedy and Martin Luther King’s assassinations, which initially raise questions about the “credibility” of the threat.
The assassin claims to have been a kid during the Kennedy assassination, and the real story is that in the 1960’s he was a prodigy with a gun. His father had something on Jack Ruby, whom the conspirators needed to kill the patsy, Lee Harvey Oswald. So they take the kid to coerce the father, and stick the kid on the grassy knoll in Dealy Plaza, which at least one writer believes is an impossible shot with a rifle at a moving target.
And then…the assassination goes awry, as Kennedy is supposed to be killed when the motorcade first turns into the square headed towards the Texas Book Depository. As the motorcade turns onto Elm, the plotters realize that the assassination is slipping away, and the only option they have is the kid with the impossible shot…on the grassy knoll…
-Your novel will be a movie. Who would you cast?
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.
-Would you rather read or watch TV/movie?
The well executed hamburger
Generally, Diet Coke, particularly when returning from the developing world.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Narcolepsy is the fast-paced thriller from established author Eric James Fullilove. Fullilove delves into a financial underworld where those who are really in charge of the banks are not their CEOs. Narcolepsy unravels expeditiously over four days; it is a surging thriller which charts the dark and duplicitous events which will lead to a new world order where corruption will be commonplace. The sequel to the book is due out at the end of 2013 and will pick up where Narcolepsy left off.
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On sale at Amazon: Sept. 23, 2013
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