Please welcome Warren Adler, author of Treadmill, The War of the Roses, and numerous other works, including psychological thrillers, political thrillers, and the Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series.
What’s your idea of a perfect day?
My idea of a perfect day is getting five pages of an original novel completed.
Excluding family, name three people who either inspired you or influenced your creativity.
My mother was an avid reader which probably subconsciously gave me the idea that writing was an important vocation. But my real inspiration was my freshman English teacher at NYU. Don M. Wolfe. He was truly the one who put the idea in my head that I might have the talent to pursue a career in the writing game.
Do you listen to music when you write?
Come to think of it, I never do!
If your latest book were chocolate, what kind would it be and why?
I don’t eat chocolate. It interferes with my digestion 😉
What made you interested in writing TREADMILL?
Honestly, my frequent visits to the gym. I think I did a good job at capturing certain peculiar aspects of the gym experience but I’ll let readers be the judge of that.
What themes do you regularly (re)visit in your writing?
Love, relationships in general, the spectre of death, integrity, and idealism.
Tell us about your main character’s psyche or personality. What led him to be the person he is today?
He is defeated and depressed. He wants to find a human connection and has not been able to. He reaches out, tries to find that connection, and discovers that because of this impulse, he is in danger.
Describe your protagonist as a mash-up of three famous people or characters.
I do not create characters that are mash-ups. In my view they are original and organic to the story I am telling. Famous is an implication that never enters my mind.
If you could host an author dinner party, who are the six writers (living or otherwise) you’d include?
Shakespeare, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Simenon, Balzac, and Dickens
What’s next for you?
It’s a continuous process. In recent development are the Broadway Production of The War of the Roses, to be produced by Jay and Cindy Gutterman, “The War of the Roses – The Children” (Grey Eagle Films and Permut Presentations), a feature film adaptation of the sequel to “The War of the Roses,” “Target Churchill” (Grey Eagle Films and Solution Entertainment), “Mourning Glory,” to be adapted by Karen Leigh Hopkins, and “Capitol Crimes” (Grey Eagle Films and Sennet Entertainment), a television series based on my Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series. My newest thriller, Treadmill, is now officially available. You can keep up to date with what I have going on at Warrenadler.com and of course my official Facebook page.
Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated dark comedy hit starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. In recent development are the Broadway Production of The War of the Roses, to be produced by Jay and Cindy Gutterman, The War of the Roses – The Children (Grey Eagle Films and Permut Presentations), a feature film adaptation of the sequel to Adler’s iconic divorce story, Target Churchill (Grey Eagle Films and Solution Entertainment), Mourning Glory, to be adapted by Karen Leigh Hopkins, and Capitol Crimes (Grey Eagle Films and Sennet Entertainment), a television series based on his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series. Warren Adler’s newest thriller, Treadmill, is officially available.