Friday, 5 April 2013

Interview with James Sajo - Author of The Salome Effect

Please tell us a little about yourself

After a 25 year military career, I started freelance writing.  Mostly travel articles, but I am also interested in food, wine, and skiing. "The Salome Effect" is my first novel. I am originally from the US, but have lived in Italy with my wife Susan for twenty years.  
Please tell us a little about 'The Salome Effect' and your inspiration for the book 
It tells the story of a former American soldier suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. His life is a downward spiral of bad and unhealthy decisions.  He falls in love with a stripper and is so desperate to win her affection that he will do anything. Including stealing a priceless painting and committing murder. 
The story is about finding your way back from crippling emotional wounds. The message is it that can be done, but everyone needs help. 
What are you working on now? 
A historical novel set in 17th century Italy.
Where is your favourite place to write? 
I like sitting in a small Italian piazza. There needs to be some activity, but not so much as to distract me from my writing.
What do you like to do outside of writing? 
I love skiing, I love exploring Italian wineries, and I love the Olympic Games.

Thanks James. You can find out more about the author and his work on his website:

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