Five Questions with local author Thomas F. Lee
Thomas is the author of
In the End
, available at the Library.
What inspired your story?
"After having written lots of nonfiction over the years, I wanted to try my hand at fiction. I had been doing research on the nature of religious belief, so I took what might have been a nonfiction subject and wove it into a murder mystery. Easier said than done, by the way."
What advice would you give first time authors?
"If you enjoy writing, write your own way and don’t strain to copy someone’s style. Read more than you write, and your own voice will make its presence known."
What books are you currently reading?
The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume
Adam Smith and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought
. Also, T
he Complete Essays
by Michel Montaigne. Every summer I reread
for the flow of the language."
What was your favorite and least favorite thing about writing a book?
"My favorite thing was the act of writing itself, and the satisfaction that ensues from that act of creativity. That’s hard to explain, but anyone who works at writing will know what I mean. The least favorite? Wondering, after all that work, if anyone will care enough to publish, or at least read, what I have created."
Favorite Library memories?
"Taking my kids to the Goffstown Library children’s room and letting them wander. Lucky for them, that was before the Internet."