Thursday, October 19, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Perpetuating Trouble (Chris Orcutt)

New Indie Book Release:
Perpetuating Trouble - Chris Orcutt
Memoir / Humor (239 Pages - October 2017)

Perpetuating Trouble is an honest portrayal of the life of a full-time independent author. While others attempt to sell their success stories of fame and fortune, Orcutt chronicles the realities one writer's life away from the writing desk.

"[...] Orcutt is a tortured perfectionist who sees satisfaction as a form of surrender. Perpetuating Trouble is a testament to his torment and to his legitimacy as a Master Craftsman." - Reader Review

About the Book

Perpetuating Trouble (Chris Orcutt)
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"I avoided writers very carefully because they can perpetuate trouble as no one else can," wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald. In his humorous memoir Perpetuating Trouble, independent author Chris Orcutt debunks the myth that full-time writers are "livin' the dream." Orcutt reveals that the writing life is really one of crushing solitude, chronic dissatisfaction, mood swings and self-doubt, and where successes, when the come, are like diner mints--sweet, but short-lived.

Yet, Orcutt's deep love of language, his saintly wife, and his indomitable sense of humor keep him going. Whether picking up two female hitchhikers who later turn out to be aliens from another planet, or divesting himself of a hoard of tacky paintings, or using philosophy to get out of a traffic ticket, Orcutt finds the humor and the art in his trials. It's also a life of love and sadness, as he recounts a whirlwind love affair with a ravishing redhead, and the death of his beloved writing companion, his cat.

In the end, Orcutt discovers that to be a writer, he must be part adventurer, crusader, humorist, lover, philosopher, and, of course, troublemaker.

About the Author

Author Chris Orcutt
Author Chris Orcutt
Chris Orcutt has written professionally for over 25 years as a fiction writer, journalist, scriptwriter, playwright, technical writer and speechwriter.

He has also taught high school U.S. history and college writing. At Baruch College, City University of New York, Chris received the Distinguished Teaching Award, and as a newspaper reporter he received a New York Press Association award.

Chris is the author of the critically acclaimed DAKOTA STEVENS MYSTERY SERIES and his short story collection, THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND, was selected by IndieReader as one of the Best Books of 2013. His modern pastoral novel, ONE HUNDRED MILES FROM MANHATTAN, was selected by IndieReader as a Best Book for 2014 and in a review of the novel Kirkus Reviews favorably compared Chris to Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Cheever.

Although Chris now lives in upstate New York, he was born in Maine and went to college in Boston and will forever be a citizen of Red Sox Nation.

Connect with Chris Orcutt via the Author's Website
and on Twitter: @chrisorcutt

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