About Loren Harder
L A Harder, like Flynn, has endured some fascinating occupational experiences. Now semi-retired, he lives with his wife Susan near the scenic Flint Hills of Kansas.
Author Q and A
Q. Why do you write?
A. I’m an ideas person. Sadly, (for myself and the world-at-large) my best ideas are often vetoed by my wife, various authority figures, or plain dumb luck. In the writing of fiction–especially tall-tale fiction–I can see my ideas through to their natural catastrophic conclusions.
Q. What is the inspiration for the story?
A. I think most of us have endured something miserable or humiliating but find we can laugh at it later. Maybe the memory has to be tweaked a little before it’s funny–maybe it needs a complete makeover. I did some, ah, making-over of work and relationship related memories from my younger days.
Q. Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?
A. I hope your main takeaway is lots of endorphins from laughing. However, if you look for inspiration you might find it. Beneath the humor, there are themes of vulnerability, perseverance, loyalty, and redemption.