Who is Author Alec Clayton?
Alec Clayton is an artist and writer in Olympia, Washington. Now retired as an artist, his paintings have been exhibited in major galleries throughout in U.S. He has published 10 novels and a book about art. He write art and theater reviews for publications in Tacoma and Olympia, Washington.
What’s your latest book all about?
Return to Freedom is the second book in the Freedom Trilogy, all set in the fictional town of Freedom on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In book one of the trilogy, Hollywood star David Lawrence goes back home to the sleepy bayou town of Freedom to be with his dying father and is trapped in a house with old enemies and old lovers during a hurricane. That story is followed up in Return to Freedom with minor characters from the first book now taking center stage. After a hurricane devastates Freedom and the town is rebuilt, three families move in to a new condo by the bay, and the loves, hates and conflicts between these families are as stormy as the hurricane they recently survived.
How did you get the idea of writing this book?
My readers kept wanting to know what happened after the end of the first book in the trilogy, so I imagined what could have happened to these characters and how could I put them all in a situation where they would have to react to each others. Living in the same condo provided the needed conflict. All of these characters are quintessential Southerners like the people I grew up with in Mississippi.
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