Sunday, November 3, 2013 - Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers (Over 200,000 Readers)
Darby’ has everything: love, hate, sadness and joy
From staff reports
Q: What is your book about?
A: “Darby” is an Appalachian novel. A story of danger, suspense, romance, and intrigue interwoven with the history and culture of the Appalachians. “Darby” begins in 1895 when a man, George Waldroup, is standing in the middle of Elk Creek, bleeding from a knife wound.
Q: What inspired you to write?
A: My father once told me a story about a man standing in the middle of Elk Creek bleeding from a knife wound. I am originally from the Appalachians and have a great love and knowledge of the region and the people.
Q: Who do you think would most enjoy your book?
A: I think people who love, the Appalachian people and the Appalachian regions, and those who enjoy a good clean and touching mystery novel will certainly enjoy reading “Darby.” “Darby” is a novel full of love and hate, sadness and joy. A novel short enough to be read in a couple of sittings, but difficult to put down.
Q: Who helped you edit and publish your book?
A: My wife, Betty was my editor. She spent many hours reading, correcting, encouraging, and making suggestions. I have dedicated “Darby” to her. Ecanus Publishing out of Great Britain are the publishers.
Q: What other books have you written?
A: I have written one other full novel, “Doodlebug” “Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire. Not yet published. I am presently working on a third novel, “Hanging Dog. Both of these novels are Appalachian novels. I have written several short stories that can be read free on my blog: http:// roypipes.wordpress.com
My website is: http://roypipes.com
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Q: What is your favorite book?
A: It would be between “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier and “Notebook,” By Nicholas Sparks. I guess I’ll have to pick Cold Mountain, because I taught Charles Frazier in High School and Cold Mountain is an Appalachian novel. But Notebook is a warm love story.
Q: How would you describe your writing style?
A: That’s hard. My style is simplistic. I try to write without using confusing words. I taught school for many years so I feel I am adept at keeping my conversations and writings clear.