1st time author Charlie Donlea shares his experience of bringing his dream of being a pubished author of his own suspense thriller into reality.  His journey began all the way back in 2001 when he started his first manuscript.  Perservering through many failures, obstacles, and challenges, Charlie never gave up on his dream.  In this provactive interview, we explore inside the mind of Charlie to find out why he kept going even though all signs told him to quit.

Find more info on this suspense thriller and first time author at the following links:


Writers Digest Review

Author Charlie Donlea Facebook Page

Amazon Link


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