Monday 27 April 2015

Blog Tour Interview - The Redeeming Power of Brain Surgery: A Suspense Novel by Paul Flower

The Redeeming Power of Brain Surgery: A Suspense Novel
Author: Paul Flower
Publisher: Scribe Publishing Company
Publication Date: June 1, 2013
Pages: 250
Genre: Susepense
Format: Paperback, eBook (.mobi / Kindle), PDF

Book Description:
Jesse Tieter, M.D. has carefully constructed the ideal life. But lately, neither his Chicago-based neurology practice nor his wife and son are enough to suppress the memories that have haunted him since he was a little boy. He can't stop thinking about that summer day in 1967 when his father died.

So Jesse is heading back. Back to the town and the place where a long-repressed horror occurred. Back to make sure his twin keeps the family's secret buried.

But what will he uncover along the way?

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Author Interview

1. Jesse Tieter, MD, quick, describe yourself in seven words or less! 

2. Tell us something about your current hometown. 
It’s Chicago, and I love it here. It’s always been a place where people who wanted to work hard and who believed in themselves could succeed. It’s not a place for the weak or unambitious, I’ll tell you that.

3. What's the strangest thing that has ever happened to you? 
Frankly, it might be this interview. I am not one to answer questions about himself. I am not comfortable with it at all. I have a past, okay? A very difficult past. I mean, heck, you want strange? I’ll give you strange. Try having a mom talk you into doing something horrible when you’re just a little kid. Try that.

Sorry, you hit a sore spot with that one. Really. Sorry.

4. What's your favourite food? 
Bourbon. And, by the way, you spelled “favorite” wrong.

5. Can you tell us a little about what to expect in The Redeeming Power of Brain Surgery? 
Well, it’s a story that’s very very difficult for me. And as you can tell, I’m not all that happy to share it. It’s about a terrible thing that should never happen to a child and about how I tried, I really tried, to keep it our family’s business and no one else’s––like it should be. It’s about me and my simple, simple twin brother and my father’s de… disappearance and about how my mother… well you just have to read it. The whole thing is pretty intense and shocking, especially with what I learned at the end of it.

6. Can you tell us something about yourself we don't learn from the book? 
You’re really pushing me. As I said, some things are private and should stay that way. But if I was forced to talk about me, which I hate, I’d say I’m way more protective of my family, way more loving overall, than you might think. I feel deeply about my wife and son; I wish I could tell them that. It’s tough. It’s complicated.

7. What is your author Paul Flower like? 
He’s a guy from southwest Michigan, America’s heartland, just like me. He spent his career writing advertising but was always writing fiction on the side. He tried for nearly 30 years to get this story published, so he’s either a loser or very persistent. Or maybe a little of both. Nice guy, though. He understands that all of us are a mix of good and evil. That we all have secrets. I guess his secret was this book. Ironic, eh?

8. Name five items in your purse or pockets right now. 
Wallet, key fob to my Mercedes, air, air, air. I hate having stuff in my pockets. It feels and looks sloppy.

9. What was your first impression of Detective Harvey Monahan? 
A sloppy, cocky, self-aggrandizing cop who was probably a real delinquent as a kid. I saw him for what he was: someone who could have gone either way in life and chose the legal route. But he could bounce over to the bad side at the drop of a hat. Also, he could use a haircut.

10. If you had one chance to change anything about your life, what would it be? 
Read the book. It’s pretty obvious.

Are you going to correct the spelling of “favorite?” It’s bugging me.

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About the Author
Paul Flower is an author, advertising copywriter/creative director and a journalist.

He has written and produced award-winning advertising for print, radio, television, outdoor, the Web––really, just about every medium––for business-to-consumer and business-to-business accounts.

His news features have appeared in regional and national magazines. His first novel, “The Redeeming Power of Brain Surgery,” was published in June 2013 by Scribe Publishing. Visit Paul’s website at

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting the tour. - Kathleen Anderson, PUYB Tour Coord.