Just Released: The Reading Desk: Interview with A.M. Watson – by Peter Donnelly
Dec
19
to Dec 20

Just Released: The Reading Desk: Interview with A.M. Watson – by Peter Donnelly

Read this insightful and emotional interview from The Reading Desk., by Peter Donnelly, of A.M. Watson, Author of Infants of the Brush, A Chimney Sweep’s Story.

https://thereadingdesk.com/interview-with-a-m-watson-author-of-infants-of-the-brush/

“A.M. Watson: Each person has a soul, and if you spend enough time looking, you can find both redeeming and reproachful qualities in everyone. You see flaws and recognise the values that form their behavior. I thought about and analyzed my characters until I could give each one the essence of a soul. For example, Daniel Armory, the vilest character in Infants of the Brush, is an absolute cad. I get angry just thinking about him. However, he never kidnapped a child. Armory either paid a fair market price for each child or asked for volunteers at parish orphanages. In his own view, and that of society at the time, he was an honest businessman. It was this societal standard that allowed Daniel Armory to subject children to horrendous working conditions with impunity.”

“When you understand a desperate woman clinging to the remnants of her life or an abused child fighting for a chance at freedom, you see beyond categories and stereotypes and find humanity.”

Read the entire interview.

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Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Books on Tap at Timothy O'Tooles in Lake Villa, IL.

It's the library in hangout mode--a book club with casual twist. Get comfortable, meet new people, and talk about books and authors that could be your next favorite. You buy the drinks;appetizers are provided.  Infants of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep’s Story A. M. Watson’s debut novel is introduced to local book clubs.

10 W Grand Ave, Lake Villa, IL 60046

(847) 979-0600

http://www.timothyotooles.com/lake-villa

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Thirty Titles Advance to Semifinals of the BookLife Prize. Congratulations to A.M. Watson and Infants of the Brush!
Oct
1
3:00 PM15:00

Thirty Titles Advance to Semifinals of the BookLife Prize. Congratulations to A.M. Watson and Infants of the Brush!

Thirty books from six genres advanced to the semifinal round of the 2018 BookLife Prize. Selected by the editorial staffs of Publishers Weekly and Booklife, the semifinalists are as follows:

GENERAL FICTION (click here for full details)

Anne and Louis

Infants of the Brush

Misadventure

The Uneven Road

The Second Coming of Jesse James

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Books on Tap at Timothy O'Tooles in Lake Villa, IL.

It's the library in hangout mode--a book club with casual twist. Get comfortable, meet new people, and talk about books and authors that could be your next favorite. You buy the drinks;appetizers are provided.  Infants of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep’s Story A. M. Watson’s debut novel is introduced to local book clubs.

10 W Grand Ave, Lake Villa, IL 60046

(847) 979-0600

http://www.timothyotooles.com/lake-villa

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