Gerry FitzGerald, the author of Redemption Mountain, has been in advertising for nearly thirty years and owns an advertising agency in Springfield, Massachusetts. He holds a master’s in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts with his wife, Robin, and has two children in college.
Where are you from?
Who are your favorite writers?
John Irving, Charles Dickens, Barbra Kingsolver, Charles Frazier, E. Annie Proulx, John LeCarre, Graham Greene
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
All John Irving books, Cold Mountain, The Cider House Rules, Coal River,
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Tennis, golf, photography, backgammon, gardening, armchair mountain climbing.
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Do the right thing when nobody's looking.
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
When is your next book coming out?
Now that I know what I'm doing, the next one will only take nine years.
What inspired you to write your first book?
Dissatisfaction with new novels, best-sellers.
Where do you write?
At my office in downtown Springfield.