I have friends and relatives that I have grew up around that was rich and poor. This effects my story's in a way that any one, (rich or poor), can relate to my Novel's story line.
Being around both rich and poor people alike, it has influenced me in two different ways.
Inside each story that I write you will get a taste of both the rich and poor point of views that I have come to know. By experiencing true life moments with people of both the rich and poor class I have seen both sides of the coin so to speak.
Therefore, when asked about the influences of my writing I can say that knowing the poor and rich both influenced me to write.
There is a big difference between some one who has had money all of their life and a person who has to scrape by on pennie's on the dollar.
In my new modern day mafia Novel called, "The Masconi's" , the rich vs the poor point of view shine's through very well with the characters in the story!
The next thing that really has influenced me over the years is rock and roll in general. I can most likely name a rock song when it comes on the radio and the first three chords of the guitar has been struck!
I have forgotten more about rock bands from the 50's up to now then half of these music executives at the current record labels will ever know!
At least that is what my friends tell me so I figured I would also mention that comment by my friends.
I know that the comment might be a little over bearing but I do know my music when it comes to rock bands over the years.
Therefore, in my new Novel entitled, "The Masconi's", on the poor characters personality end you get a great taste of rock-n-roll influence in his personality.
On the rich end of the story my villian has had money all of his life and he knows how to make the money work for him!
I can honestly say that it took two years to write, "The Masconi's", my new modern day mafia Novel.
Any person who purchases, "The Masconi's", will know instantly how much effort and work has went in to writing the very huge Novel when they see the 715 pages sitting in front of them!
I wanted to write a master piece Novel that tells two different sides of the coin...ie..rich/poor..
That is what "The Masconi's" main twist in the characters comes from because the two main characters come from two different worlds..ie. rich/poor.
In my next Novel, that I am in the 3rd chapter of right now, you will be able to read an 1980's version of the poor side of town so to speak.
My next novel will be much like an 1980's version of, "The Outsiders".
If you liked the 1980's rock bands, I am certain you will love my next novel! I have not held back on mentioning a lot of 80's bands that influenced me back then through out the story!
They will be playing on the radio while something is happening fueling the fire of the moment of what action is taking place in the story line!
This will make for a great soundtrack if I can get it cut in to a movie!:)
Much like, "The Masconi's", there is non stop action in this new Novel and the action will not stop until you reach the last chapter!
I do not like writing boring or sappy stories because I was never around boring people. I am once more speaking about influences here.
This section is about influences. I have just shared with you,.. the reading fans, two of my biggest influences that most likely will shine through in every story that I write.
To recap what I mean, the two influences that I am talking about is knowing both rich and poor people, plus listening to every style of rock-n-roll there was over the years!
I know that any one can enjoy reading my Novel's because they are exciting all the way through with relateable material to both the rich and the poor!
My Novel's also have a ruthless protaganist or villian to put you on the edge of your seat!
If that is not enough reason to purchase my Novel
"The Masconi's", then maybe you like some classic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin or VanHalen.
Two of my favorite bands of all time! Look inside, "The Masconi's", and I am certain you can read a little bit about those two bands as well!
Does any one like Pro Boxing? If you look inside, "The Masconi's", you can get a taste of what it would be like down at ringside for a prize fight in $5,000.00 seats!
The special guests at this two nights of boxing will satisfy any boxing lover I am sure!
Now I just added my third influence in to the mix! I have watched Pro Boxing since back in the days of Muhamid Ali! (Which is my all time favorite boxer)
The boxing piece in, "The Masconi's", turned out great with the plot line! You're gonna love it when you get to that part!
In the grand finally of my modern day Mafia Novel, "The Masconi's", the characters have to race acrossed the desert in muscle cars!
Once more this is where the poor verses the rich come in to play. Not to many people who are rich drive fast muscle cars. The rich people I have known had fast cars but they did not push the pedal to the floor so to speak!
On the other side of the coin, the poor people I knew could run a muscle car until the dash shook inside the car... and never think twice about it when the speedometer hit 160 miles an hour!
Having said that, this brings me to one of my last influences on the poor side of the friends I have had.. muscle cars!
I always loved the old GTO Judge! 1969 model preferably!
Well that is some of my major infleunces and they all shine through in my Novel, "The Masconi's", which is available at amazon or barnes-n-noble!
The Masconi's is a very exciting read and it is well worth picking up right now if you want to read a book that is down to earth with things that you remember from when you grew up!
All the best to reading fans every where!
R.H. Tuttle Jr.