Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Author Interview: Gerald J. Kubicki (and a giveaway)

Gerald J. Kubicki is the author of the Colton Banyon mystery series. I have read and reviewed A Dubious Plan and plan to read A Dubious Artifact soon. Keep reading to find out more about Gerald J. Kubicki and enter to win a copy of A Dubious Plan .

Describe your ideal writing space. How does it compare to reality?

My books are a reflection of society today. There are as real as I can make them, including
historical facts and geographical locations that I have visited. I weave this information into
the plot of the story. There is a touch of paranormal that makes my books different. The
hero can communicate with a spirit who provides him with information. It’s not scary, it’s
more like the spirit is a researcher.

What is the first story you remember writing and what was it about?

My sister and her husband owned a small newspaper on Long Island. They needed small
articles to fill space. I wrote articles about things that I noticed about people and places, an
example is; in Las Vegas, people wear flip flops instead of shoes. I learned to identify who
was coming to my office, by the sound of their flip flops.

Name a memorable book from your childhood. Why is it memorable?

When I was young, I was laid up with an injury for six months. I started reading then. The
first book that impacted me was A Brave New World. After that I began to read everything.
The second book that influenced me was, On Dubious Ground, by Hemingway. As a result
it stuck with me my whole life.

If you could ask any writer (living or dead) a question, who would it be and what
would you ask?

I would ask Stephen King how he coped with the early years of rejection.

If you could pick any of the worlds or characters you have created, which would you
want to visit or spend a day with?

That is easy. Loni Chen would be the character. She is beautiful, smart, aggressive, and yet has
many old world values. Her background is a constant mystery. She also causes the hero, Colton
Banyon, many headaches with her impulsiveness, and jealously.

What is one thing you like to do when you are not reading or writing?

I generally write a book every three months. I spend one month researching, one month
writing and the third month, I golf. I also live in Las Vegas and get many visitors.

What are you currently working on?

My sixth book came out the first week of November. It is centered on an artifact from World
War II. It recaps the history of the Burma campaign during WWII. My father served there.

I have three more books finished. One is about a possible war between Mexico and the United
States. The second concerns the Vril Society and the third is about Unit 731. I also reveal more
about the backgrounds of the main characters.

About Gerald J. Kubicki

I was born and raised on Eastern Long Island in the Westhampton area. My youth was full of adventures since we had miles of woods surrounding my home and we were near the ocean. I didn’t know until I reached college that most people didn’t have celebrities living nearby. The Hamptons are loaded with them. I considered myself an athlete and excelled in baseball. My goal was to play major league baseball, but a shoulder injury ended that dream.

I attended college at Suny Plattsburgh on an academic scholarship and I am a proud member of Theta Kappa Beta fraternity. My mother told people that I was an educated bum.

I moved to New York City in 1970. My degree was useless and I worked a variety of jobs including food service, bartending and recruiting models and secretaries. That was fun, but not much money. I eventually entered the business world.

My first real job was in the Consumer Products industry. I was hired by a major manufacturer of food products.They trained me to be an executive and also to believe that anything is possible.  They exposed me to the broader world. After ten years my division was sold and I moved on to the car wax business in an executive position and started to travel to other countries increasing my knowledge base. Eventually I went to work for the huge conglomerate, where I became involved with trade organizations for consumer products companies. As the age of computers blossomed I became an expert in developing business for our customers and developed many trusted contacts in business. This resulted in my development of a consulting business.

My hobbies are golf, reading, writing, traveling, all sports, cooking and even a little gambling. I am an accomplished speaker and have been certificated in Behavior Modification, facilitation, and business organization. I studied business management at Hofstra university. In addition to owning a consulting business, I also started an English language school in China.

My basis philosophies are: History will repeat itself, we are products of our environment, knowledge is always the key and everyone deserves justice. They are reflected in my books. One more thing, I also believe that there are unexplainable phenomena in the world, like spirits and curses.

Where to find him:

Gerald J. Kubicki
Amazon Page

The Giveaway: 
Choose how you would like to enter by using the Rafflecopter below. Or, if you would prefer, leave a message at my Facebook page and I will enter you that way. Emails are only used to contact winners.

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  2. Great interview! Thanks for letting us know about your giveaway. I just did an author interview/giveaway if you'd like to check it out and/or enter. It was so much fun! I hope you have a great weekend! :)

    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner

    1. Thank you! I checked out yours as well and thought it was great.

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