Hi guys! Today, we have Daniel Clausen. Daniel and I met on Goodreads. I'm currently reading his book, Ghosts of Nagasaki. It's early yet, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I think Daniel is one of those talents that's going to surprise the world. Just my own opinion thus far. Now, let's see what Mr. Clausen has to say!
Angry Teenage Book Seeks Readership
One of my author-friends once said to me, “At some point your book becomes an angry teenager, and you just have to kick it out of the house.”
After four years of working on The Ghosts of Nagasaki: A Novel, my book had indeed become an angry teenager. I would sit down to drink a cup of tea, it would come over with its laptop, knock over my cup of tea, usually spilling it on my lap, and say, “Sorry, I’m just right in the middle of playing World of Warcraft.” Then he would throw a fit and say it was my fault because I just don’t “get him.”
Not even a cool angry teenager.
It’s been several months now since I kicked Ghosts of Nagasaki out of the house. And why oh why did I ever have to write a literary novel.
It could have been anything. It could have been a doctor or a lawyer, heck even a dental hygienist would have been perfectly fine with me—but no, it had to be a literary novel.
Soon, after getting just a little taste of the real world, I’m sure it will be back on my couch eating peanut butter crackers and wiping its peanut butter-drenched fingers all over the place.
Deep down, the book is a good soul. It means well enough. Heck, if it found the right home, it would be more than willing to be read. If you take on the book named Ghosts of Nagasaki, I can promise you this: one, it will give up World of Warcraft and sit on your shelf quietly until called for; two, it will come to you without peanut butter; three, if you read it, it might even let you read it again.
If you do find a book named Ghosts of Nagasaki wondering around alone on the street, please give it a good home. He was my angry teenager, but one day he will grow up to be a good literary novel.
You can purchase a copy of Ghosts of Nagasaki here.