Broken Pieces

Jack Canon's American Destiny

Author Interview – Hudson Owen

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Do you know your neighbors?

I make it a practice to know at least one neighbor where I live, so I have someone to turn to in an emergency.

When you get free time on the internet or you go to the library – what do you want to read about?

I don’t go to the library much anymore.  I read on the Net all the time, mostly doing research for my books.

When did you first know you would be a writer?

I decided for certain during my freshman year of college.

What is your greatest strength as a writer?

That’s for others to say.

Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?

I’ve only experienced writer’s block once in my life, years ago. I interpret writer’s block as your mind telling you that you are not ready to develop this particular idea.  Move on to something else, and come back to it later.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I’d be happy to.

How did you come up with the title?

It just came to me.  Popped into my head.

Can you tell us about your main character?

I am the main character of this book of essays.

Who designed the cover?

I designed this cover.

Who is your publisher?


What was the hardest part about writing this book?

Deciding which essays to include.  I have been writing essays for years.


The author of the 1996 essay “Yearning in the Age of the Nightmare” digs deeper into the American psyche and provides commentary on immigration, extreme behavior, our obsession with guns and heroes, ugly art, empty phrases, poor handwriting, war, and the rise of absolute thought in America in the post-Orwell era.

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Genre – Essay

Rating – G

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