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Interchange – Author James Alexander Thom

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Host Tom Healy spends an hour with local author James Alexander Thom, renowned for his works of historical fiction. Thom talks about his latest book, “The Saint Patrick’s Brigade” and the revisions he made to the recent paperback edition. Thom describes his motivations for writing historical fiction and the rewards of inspiring his readers. He also comments on his writing process and talks about the changes he’s experienced during the past 3 decades in the publishing. Thom’s latest book was also counterfeited and he talks about the challenges of earning a living by writing. Healy explores Thom’s background in journalism and asks him to comment on William Faulkner’s observation, “the best fiction is far more true than any journalism.”

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