4 responses to “Author interview no.706: debut novelist J Russell Smith

  1. Pagadan

    November 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Intriguing story; and I like the cover and the way it hints at the background. If I were going to read a story about the Vietnam war–and it was not on my list of things to do–this would be the one, I think.

    • Rusty Smith

      November 17, 2015 at 3:03 am


      I thank you for your comment. I might suggest to you that “Longworth” is not so much a story about the Vietnam War as much as it is about how the people living during this time period dealt with their lives being turned upside down. It was a very turbulent era, but also very exciting. I tried to show how the political scene conspired to affect everything from music to the relationship between parents and their offspring. In short, it is meant to be as educational as it is reflective of the gravity of the era.

      I hope you find time to delve into it. I think you will find it worthwhile.


  2. Della Bercovitch

    November 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Hello Morgen,
    On behalf of Rusty Smith and Book Marketing Services, I would like to thank you for hosting an interview with Rusty today on MorgEn Bailey’s Writing Blog. If anyone has any questions and/or comments they would like to share, please leave them in the comment box. Rusty will be by later in the day to respond.
    Rusty is having a giveaway during his tour. 1st prize: Kindle Fire HD 7” WiFi 8GB Black plus ebook or paperback copy of Longworth; 2nd Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card and ebook or paperback copy of Longworth; 3rd Prize: ebook or paperback copy of Longworth. Click here to enter:
    Please join Rusty tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17th for Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews, interview with Rusty as well as an excerpt from Longworth
    We invite your readers to follow Rusty’s 10 day virtual book blog tour. Direct links for each day of the tour can be found on Rusty’s Facebook page
    Best regards, Della

    • morgenbailey

      November 16, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      You’re very welcome, Della. It’s always a pleasure.


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