Thursday, June 11, 2020

Interview: Lee Matthew Goldberg, author of Slow Down

Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels THE DESIRE CARD, THE MENTOR, and SLOW DOWN. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the 2018 Prix du Polar. The second book in the Desire Card series, PREY NO MORE, is forthcoming, along with his Alaskan Gold Rush novel THE ANCESTOR. He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in the anthology DIRTY BOULEVARD, The Millions, Cagibi, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press, Monologging and others. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City.


Where did you grow up?


When did you begin writing?

Since I was a little kid I would write stories about my dog going on adventures.

Do you write during the day, at night or whenever you can sneak a few moments?

I write mostly in the afternoons and edit in the mornings, sometimes at night.

What is this book about?

 Here is the book blurb:

How far would you go to make your dreams come true? For budding writer and filmmaker Noah Spaeth, being a Production Assistant in director Dominick's Bambach's new avant-garde film isn't enough. Neither is watching Dominick have an affair with the lead actress, the gorgeous but troubled Nevie Wyeth. For Noah's dream is to get both the film and Nevie in the end, whatever the cost. And this obsession may soon become a reality once Dominick's spurned wife Isadora reveals her femme fatale nature with a seductive plot to get rid of her husband for good. 

Slow Down, a cross between the noir styling of James M. Cain and the dark satire of Bret Easton Ellis, is a thrilling page-turner that holds a mirror up to a media-saturated society that is constantly searching for the fastest way to get ahead, regardless of consequences.

Are you a member of a critique group? If no, who provides feedback on your work?

I have good friends who are good readers. Also my agent sees an early copy.

Who is your favorite author?

F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Do you have an agent or are you looking for one?

I have one.

Was the road to publication smooth sailing or a bumpy ride?

Bumpy as hell.

If you knew then, what you know now, is there anything you would have done differently?

Just told myself that rejection is inevitable and to weather that storm.

Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?

Amazon, B&N, my publisher’s site – Down and Out Books.

What is up next for you?

Just finished a novel about a family of bank robbers in the 1980s.

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