Better World Books Podcast: Eric Jerome Dickey

Dana Barrett and Eric Jerome DickeyNY Times Bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey and I are kindred spirits.  While I am not a NY Times Bestselling author, we both started out in IT and ended up in books and we both had stops along the way that included acting and stand-up comedy.  A couple of years ago I actually interviewed Eric on the phone for the radio show I was doing at the time, but this was the first time I was going to meet Eric in person, so I was pretty excited to meet him.

And I was not the only one.  Eric had some adoring fans in our office who were happy to get to meet him too (and unhappy with me – because I gave them no advance warning so they didn’t have their books with them to get an autograph!)

Eric Jerome Dickey and BWB Fans!

From Left: Kimeke Armstrong, Eric Jerome Dickey and Curtis Hoosier

When we sat down to chat, we talked about everything from Eric’s stand-up comedy days to his summer vacation and of course we also got around to talking about his latest book, TEMPTED BY TROUBLE.

The book is the story of a couple who lose their jobs and lifestyle during the current economic crisis and who are pushed (and pulled) into some (very) bad choices out of desperation.  It’s a dark tale about good people who do bad and bad people who do worse.  The book has all the shadows and grit of a classic black and white movie up to an including the mysterious man in the fedora.  It  will keep you turning pages until the very end.

I hope you enjoy the interview – and pick up a copy of the book!  It’s a great discussion book for book clubs too.

– Dana Barrett, Podcast Host

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