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Interview with Adam G Tarsitano, author of Broken Birdie Chirpin

Broken Birdie Chirpin

The glam and swagger of Marc Bolan’s T-Rex. The intrigue of Eddie & The Cruisers. The rock n’ roll wit of Almost Famous. The coming of age angst of Stand by Me.

Broken Birdie Chirpin is a rock n’ roll coming of age roller coaster ride…It tells the story of a watershed year in the life of a gifted, but mostly maladjusted, teenage rock n’ roller. He embarks on a journey from mysterious loner through the upper echelons of the London music scene in search of his rock n’ roll fantasy.

What’s the story?
The story opens at St. Thomas’ School for Blighters, where our rock n’ roller seemingly falls for Becky, a rough-around-the-edges schoolmate who sees past his shortcomings. His life is quickly complicated by an encounter with Skeffington, a high flying jock with musical aspirations of his own. The not-so-chance encounter sets in motion a series of events that will forever change each of their lives. As the summer months unfold so do the dreams and tragedies of our protagonist. Bloody hell. Even the smallest decisions define life for decades to come.

What genre is it?
Fiction, Literary-Fiction, Contemporary, Humor, Coming of Age.

Broken Birdie Chirpin will appeal to readers who love imperfect but interesting characters, and coming of age stories with both humor and heart.

What do we need to know about the main character?
The main character is a somewhat maladjusted teenager. He is also a gifted musician and songwriter. The story is told through his eyes, and so everything is colored by that reality.

Have you written any other books?
I am working on it…but it’s been tough sledding because Broken Birdie Chirpin is still my main priority.

Tell us about yourself.
I am just an ordinary guy, with ordinary stuff going on, who hopes Broken Birdie Chirpin will somehow crack through the ceiling.

If you put different pieces of all of the main characters in Broken Birdie Chirpin together…you would have me.

Do you have a website?

What about Twitter?

How easily do new storylines come to you? If we give you four random words – Man, Woman, Airport, Darkness – can you give us a brief storyline?
They don’t come easily unless I am really inspired.

Do you want to give it a go?
A frantic man arrives at an airport for a midnight flight only to find that all of the flights are cancelled due to severe whether conditions. This flight is perhaps the most important of his life, however, because his wife lay dying in a hospital bed eight states away. He is trapped and desperate…and that is when strange things begin to happen.


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