From The St. Petersburg Times:
Stewart O’Nan has found a lot of his inspiration as a writer in “all the things my mom said weren’t good for me: comic books, Stephen King, being a Red Sox fan,” he says.
“TV and movies — love them, love them, love them. George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead really inspired me, because it’s a do-it-yourself movie.
“It’s all about gulping in stories, learning to use your imagination.”
O’Nan will be the keynote speaker Saturday night at Writers in Paradise, the annual writers conference at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.
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Thank you for mentioning this in your book and for bringing awareness to our cause by means of your story.
Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
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