Clifford Gionet – Alachua County Writer
Clifford Gionet is a newly, first-time published author in his 70s. He attended my Zoom presentation for the Writers Alliance of Gainesville at the beginning of the month and asked to participate in our Writers Blog Tour. He only published in March of this year but has garnered some nice publicity from the local press because the subject matter of his book is about saving the humpback whale population. They are trying to educate the rest of the world about pollution that in turn is causing climate change, which is changing feeding grounds and habits of all kinds of animals and plant life. People, if the plants and animals die off so will we!
He is donating all proceeds from this book to the Marine Education and Research Society on Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Check out the promo video below for more information about that.
CONTACT THE AUTHOR
The author is working on filling out the social media pages below so keep checking back.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cliff.gionet.77
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Clifford-L-Gionet/e/B086VQJ6P4/
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20156136.Clifford_L_Gionet
Argonaut The Inua Humpback (The Story of Raven – Book 1) – March 2020
Angel In Peril (Argonaut the Inua Humpback – Book 2) – July 2020
Death of an Inua – Book 3 February 2021
Authors Interview Q&A
- Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Critical to be true to the core issues of the book. Write what you feel and what you believe.
Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
ARGONAUT THE INU HUMPBACK is the first of three books in a series. The second book is titled ANGEL IN PERIL and the third book is DEATH OF AN INUA. If this series has any success, I have two more series in mind. 100 percent of royalties being donated to the Marine Education Research Society.
What is your favorite childhood book?
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is the best book and best movie. I had the good fortune to see the Broadway production with Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
This book is so personal that it is emotionally draining. I know the characters. I am familiar with the location. I have experienced the wonders of nature in the Vancouver Island area. Argonaut represents my son. Writing this book has brought back memories that have long been suppressed. Cathartic and painful to write.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I have had correspondence with the late writer Father Andrew Greely. He probably did more to influence my writing than anyone. I have also had correspondence with Louise Penny. Her writing helped me to pack a lot of action into a small geographical location.
Clifford’s Promo Video
Updated July 12, 2021
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