Interview with Jim Lively, Author of Surreal Absurdity

What’s the story behind the story?

The story was influenced by my real-life experiences and some of the characters I encountered as an attorney transitioning into life as an artist/author.

What inspired you to write Surreal Absurdity?

While Surreal Absurdity is a stand-alone novel, it is a sequel to my earlier novel Aberrant Behavior. Several of the characters of the earlier novel resurface in Surreal Absurdity.

If you woke up in the world of Surreal Absurdity, what is the first thing you would do?

If I woke up as Charles Pierce in the world of Surreal Absurdity, the first thing that I would do is hire a bodyguard.

If you had to write a blurb for the last book you read, what would it say?

The last book that I read was Long Range by C.J. Box. The lead character, Joe Pickett is a rugged game warden whose jurisdiction is located in Wyoming. He is recruited to assist in the investigation of the killing of a judge’s wife. The killer used a high-powered long-range rifle. His long-time friend is arrested for the crime by an inept sheriff. Joe is determined to find the real killer. Box does an outstanding job developing believable characters.

Where did you write Surreal Absurdity?

I wrote Surreal Absurdity in my small study in Richardson, Texas.

Pretend you qualified for the Olympics this year. What sport would you compete in?

As a former avid runner, I would compete in the marathon.

Jim Lively is the author of the new book Surreal Absurdity

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