Author Interview

Here is a link to an interesting interview you might be entertained by: I was asked several open-ended questions and pontificated away on the subject of how to become a great writer.

Readers’ Favorite review:

...He is a no-nonsense humorist with a distinct persona tinged with cynicism, neurosis, and idiosyncrasy. This book is a brilliant flight of imagination. The title an intended pun that throws a caveat to readers of what they can expect...Mr. Viles feeds...

Kirkus review:

Indelible imagery...but Viles has a knack for comedy as well...the book's comedy piece-de-resistance is a series of four fake-news Christmas letters that appear sporadically. Ribbing the news-laden familial updates some people tuck into Christmas cards, the mock...

Clarion/Foreword review:

Veers from hyperbole to heartbreak with a focus on memory and broken and at-risk relationships. Keen and attentive...the book experiments with storytelling approaches...satisfying.

Reviewers love “PecuLIAR”

One of the slow-downs was sending the digital manuscript out for reviews, so any excellent blurbs could appear on the back cover. That turned out to be a good idea. Three reviews requested and three very positive results. Excerpts are shown here, hopefully to whet...

PecuLIAR Fabrications released

After a few unavoidable delays (the publishing world is known to move with sloth-like speed), my second book of fiction has been released and is available from all the usual sources, including your local library and bookstore. It combines two basic genres, fiction and...

Itasca Books


Barnes & Noble


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