Today’s Guest: Robert Barclay, novelist, If Wishes Were Horses
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of men who cried real crocodile tears after reading If Wishes Were Horses … in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
Believe it or not, there is a real heart beating beneath Mr. Media’s sarcastic, bitter front.
How else would a publicist cut through my years of built-up resistance to romance novels and not only convince me to read one but to actually have its author on the show?
ROBERT BARCLAY podcast excerpt: “I wanted a crusty, crotchety old patriarch to drop little pearls of wisdom along in the book. My father is that. Talking to my dad is a little like talking to Yogi Berra… One day my father called up and said, ‘So I’ve been reading your book. The old man — that’s me, isn’t it?’ Well, yeah,’ I said. ‘You nailed it.'”
You can LISTEN to this interview with ROBERT BARCLAY, author of the novel IF WISHES WERE HORSES, by clicking the audio player above!
Well, that’s where we are today. I read Robert Barclay’s first novel, If Wishes Were Horses, as a bit of a lark. I figured I’d probably push it aside after about 50 pages. Then it was going to be after 100 pages. And, yup, before I knew it, I had read the whole thing.
Funny thing: this Barclay guy doesn’t write like a first-timer!
If Wishes Were Horses zips right along, taking the reader to an oversized ranch outside of Boca Raton, Florida, where we discover lovelorn Wyatt, his over-protective father, Ram, and a woman named Gabby and her teen son Trevor, who will unintentionally challenge the way Wyatt has lived his life these last five years since “The Accident.”