Don Winslow Author of “City on Fire”

Welcome Don:

We’re joined on the Starline by award-winning author of 3 NYT Critics Choice best books of the year. His latest is “City on Fire”. We welcome Don Winslow.

Don, let’s go Beyond the Mic, your life is a wild ride from Rhode Island to the University of Nebraska to Africa to New York City. How did all these rich scenic places help you hone your love of writing?

“City on Fire” is the beginning of a movie crime trilogy that will take readers on a ride from Providence with Danny Ryan, a longshoreman who’s muscle for the Irish Mob. How close is Danny’s desire to start over fresh to your own desires now that you are retiring from writing?

As a storyteller, what do you think is the most important thing for young writers to remember?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. Don, there is no Pressure.

1. If you were to start over, what career would you try?

2. If you could have your choice of star to portray Danny in the movie, who would you want to play him?

3. Did you have a bully growing up, and if so do you remember his name?

4. Favorite Godfather movie.

5. You have directed Shakespearean productions, been private investigator, antiterrorist trainer and a trial consultant. But, what’s the best job you ever had?

6. You’ve been married to your wife for 37 years, secret of keeping her happy?

7. Most interesting thing you’ve researched?

8. Do you like to play chess or checkers?

The Back Half with:

What is the best crime movie of all time?

Which character of yours Art Keller or Danny Ryan is the closest to you?

You’re in the middle of your final book tour. What does meeting your fans mean to you?

One Big Question:

How has covid pandemic change the way your look at your own mentality and the world?

One thing you want to do personally that you might not done in the past?

Where can people find you Don?

The Wrap:

His childhood bully was named Larry. He loves “The Godfather” and does not play games. His latest book is “City on Fire” we thank Author Don Winslow for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

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