Larry Jukofsky, author of The Final Victim joins us today on his virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. He shares with us what that it’s never too old to be an author. At the young age of 86, The Final Victim is his debut novel. Its riveting story line will keep you on the edge of your seat. I know it did for me. Give it a try and read the excerpt below and then click over and follow his tour.
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About The Final Victim
A victim of the holocaust rises from the grave to seek vengeance. From the death camps of Poland to the steamy shores of South Carolina, the author guides you through a macabre vampire tale of murder, intrigue, and revenge in “The Final Victim”
Read the Excerpt
For some reason, Rudy was uncomfortable tonight, physically and mentally. Transporting a coffin was a new experience. It frightened him. Superstition played a large role in his limited educational life. Here it was dark, stormy, and he was delivering a corpse. The route took him through wooded and desolate country, with hanging Spanish moss casting eerie shadows as he drove by. His bright lights were on, only being dimmed when a car came from the opposite direction. The lightning and thunder added to the unease caused by the downpour. Rudy’s grasp of the steering wheel was quite tight. The rhythmical beat of the windshield wiper was his only entertainment as the radio had not worked in quite some time. Rudy was horrified when a bolt of lightning seemed to strike the ground quiet close to his truck. It took considerable effort to hold the wheel firmly. Through the rear view mirror he could see no flames and concluded no damage had been done to his cargo. The dead guy in back wouldn’t mind a jolt or two anyhow, would he?
Thinking the better of his decision to continue driving in this downpour, he pulled over to the side of the highway. It was when he turned off the motor that he realized he was not alone in the truck. He had a passenger seated alongside him.
Interview with author Larry Jukofsky
Q: Do you write on a computer or with pen/pencil and paper?
A: I use a computer. I Doubt I’d write if it had to be with pen or pencil.
Q: Do you work from an outline?
A: No! I type and see what happens.
Q: Biggest Pet Peeve about the writing life.
A: Having to sit until back hurts. I will be buying a new desk chair if writing pays off!
Q: Biggest Career Surprise
A: Results better than imagined they’d be.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: The oldest living author at this address!
Q: What’s next for you?
A: Working on next novel! “Coming of age” theme semi- auto biographical!
Q: Who is your favorite author and why?
A: Dickens “ Pickwick Papers” is best book ever written, in my opinion
Q: Where do you write from?
A: At my desk in my home office where I can watch the birds gather at the bird feeders, their version of the water cooler.
Q: How did you feel holding your book in your hands for the first time?
Q: Who or what was your greatest influence that made you want to be a writer/author?
A: I was physically too old to do anything else so I thought I would try writing a novel with all this time on my hands. The day tend to go by rather slowly when you are retired.
About Larry Jukofsky
Larry Jukofsky is a first time author at the young age of 86. His novel The Final Victim, in the genre of mystery, horror is his debut novel. He was born in New Jersey in 1925. He earned his degree at Columbia University, New York Medical School and interned at Hackensack Hospital. His eye training was at Barnes hospital St. Louis, Mo., where he met and married wife Betsy.
His active duty was in the United State Naval Reserves U.S.N.R. and U.S. Marines as an Ophthalmologist for First Marine Division in Korea. He opened first office in New Jersey in 1953 and moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina in 1978.
When Larry is not writing he is enjoying his retirement with his 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren
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