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Rocket man Vs. Gatsby WCMY Interview

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in General News | Comments Off on Rocket man Vs. Gatsby WCMY Interview

William Hazelgrove talks about the new American Dream and what has changed since Gatsby

http://www.ottawaradio.net/pages/16377960.php

A Winning Contemporary Look at the American Dream

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in General News | Comments Off on A Winning Contemporary Look at the American Dream

Rocket Man lives up to its billing as a brilliant satire of the Great Recession generation’s desperate grasp at the American Dream. Dale Hammer, struggling writer and family man with a nonconformist atttitude many suburban drones find threatening, is a protagonist with whom many readers will relate. Struggling to make his mortgage payments on a McMansion in suburban Chicago, seemingly unable to repair his damaged relationships with his wife and young children, saddled with a father who has taken up domicile above his garage, under investigation for the destruction of a garish neighborhood sign, and stressed out over his responsibilities in preparing the scout troop for Rocket Day, Dale’s life seems to be ready to implode.
This is not nearly as depressing of a read as it sounds, however, as Hazelgrove writes with laugh-out-loud humor. Dale’s father, a traveling salesman best described as the human incarnation of Foghorn Leghorn, steals the show with his Southern-fried brand of roguish charm. And through the interactions of Dale senior, Dale, and Dale junior, Hazelgrove exposes many poignant truths about fathers and sons.
A clever rocket motif serves as the glue that binds together the plot and themes of this novel. Dale harbors powerful memories of blasting off a model rocket with his father and of his father rescuing him from a too-intense rocket ride at an amusement park, memories that resonate with his current role as the Rocket Man who’s entrusted with launching hundreds of rockets at the Boy Scouts’ Rocket Day.
This is a fun read, with many worthy messages for our generation. Highly recommended.
-Kevin Joseph, author of “The Champion Maker”

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3RJ7ZRS66CPLB/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1938467582&nodeID=283155&store=books

Rocket Man Mirrors Gatsby’s Dark American Dream

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in General News | Comments Off on Rocket Man Mirrors Gatsby’s Dark American Dream

<a href=”http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/just-released-rocket-man-mirrors-gatsbys-dark-american-dream“>Just Released Rocket Man Mirrors Gatsby’s Dark American Dream

Real Santa to be published fall 2014

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in General News | Comments Off on Real Santa to be published fall 2014

Real Santa will be published in the fall of 2014 by Koehler Books. The humorous story of a man who becomes the Real Santa to prove to his daughter that Santa exists by actually landing reindeer on his roof and going down the chimney.

NPR All Things Considered and WTTW Interview

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in EH-Attic, General News | Comments Off on NPR All Things Considered and WTTW Interview

William Hazelgrove interview on All Things Considered about writing In Hemingways

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCEu4heGhIw