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Beth Fowler

Q. We want to welcome, B. K. Fowler. First, introduce yourself.

A. Well, I was born in…just kidding. I’m a word nerd, meaning I love writing (and rewriting), completing crossword puzzles and finding boo-boos on menus and brochures. I have a bossy cat and a well-behaved spouse. I’m grateful for the enthusiasm people are showing for Ken’s War and for the support Melange Books, LLC provides during the process of acquiring a book and onwards.

Q. Tell us about your latest release

A. “When teen hormones and culture shock” collide is an accurate “sound bite” for the YA novel, Ken’s War.

As the conflict in Vietnam escalates, army brat Ken and his hot-headed dad are suddenly deployed to a dinky post in Japan. Culture clash is just one of the many sucker punches that knocks Ken’s world upside down. He struggles as his assumptions about friends and enemies, loyalty and betrayal, and love and manipulation are fractured. An army misfit, a Japanese girl and a martial arts master play indelible roles in Ken’s rocky journey he starts as a Pennsylvania boy itching to get his driver’s license to when he’s a young man who stands heads above some and shoulder-to-shoulder with his father.

Readers can visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/kenswar.

Q. Who is your favorite villain – it can be from a book (even one of yours), movie or TV show. And why?

A. Reading Lawrence Sander’s First Deadly Sin was the first time I’d come across a fictional antagonist who was fully developed, not a cardboard stereotype created to fill a role. Making me care about the bad guy is quite a feat, I’d say.

Q. Who is your favorite character out of your books? Why?

A. I’m intrigued by Ken, the protagonist, for the same reasons Nancy Springer, an award winning writer, (http://nancyspringer.com/index.html) was. Nancy said that Ken’s War “depicts the angst of an Army brat, exploring the full range of teenage behavior and emotion, mirroring the messiness of real life. Ken’s psyche includes a plethora of contradictory impulses, including an awakening sexual awareness handled with delicacy and tact by this gifted author.”

Q. What do genre do you write? What made you pick that one?

A. I write article-length nonfiction pieces to promote non-profit organizations. I write fiction to explore relationship dynamics and emotions, especially emotions occurring covertly in the subtext of what’s overtly acknowledged between people, as in Ken’s War.

Q. What got you to start writing?

A. When my spouse was transferred to Malaysia, I found myself in a foreign country without all the props that defined normal life: no house, car, job, network of friends. We were starting from scratch on many levels. Writing was something I could do no matter where we lived. My first paid article was written about Malaysia on my first word processor.

Q. Where do you get your ideas from?

My ideas come from something that bugs or intrigues me. The seed for Ken’s War was planted when my former martial arts instructor, a white American, told me he’d lived in Japan with his dad and had learned martial arts at a dojo. Now, that’s intriguing!

Current Releases
As the conflict in Vietnam escalates, army brat Ken and his hot-headed dad are suddenly deployed to a dinky post in Japan. Culture clash is just one of the many sucker punches that knocks Ken’s world upside down. He struggles as his assumptions...
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http://writershelper.wordpress.com/

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http://www.lulu.com/shop/b-k-fowler/kens-war/paperback/product-21627077.html

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