Q: Thank you for this interview, Larry. Can you tell us what your latest book The Final Victim is all about?
A: The Final Victim is the story of revenge via a monster vampire and it takes place on a barrier island in the Sun Belt of the U.S. A victim of the holocaust rises from the grave to seek vengeance. From the death camps of Poland to the steamy shores of South Carolina, the author guides you through a macabre vampire tale of murder, intrigue, and revenge in “The Final Victim”
Q: Is this your first novel? If not, how has writing this novel different from writing your first?
A: All published previous writings were medical articles
Q: How difficult was it writing your book? Did you ever experience writer’s block and, if so, what did you do?
A: Once I had the idea in mind it rolled off rapidly
Q: How have your fans embraced your latest novel? Do you have any funny or unusual experiences to share?
A: Only one person disliked the idea and that person only reads poetry
Q: What is your daily writing routine?
A: When I do write it’s about a chapter at a sitting in the afternoon
Q: When you put the pen or mouse down, what do you do to relax?
A: Have a shot of J.W.Blue and read the N.Y.Times
Q: What book changed your life?
A: Pickwick Papers
Q: If someone were to write a book on your life, what would the title be?
A: On Old Olympus – that’s the title of a semi-autobiographical novel I’m working on now
Q: Finish this sentence: “The one thing that I wish people would understand about me is…”
A: How much I appreciate appreciation of whatever talents I have.
Thank you for this interview Larry. I wish you much success on your latest release, The Final Victim!
Read the Excerpt!
For some reason, Rudy was uncomfortable tonight, physically and mentally. Transporting a coffin was a new experience. It frightened him. Superstition played a large role in his limited educational life. Here it was dark, stormy, and he was delivering a corpse. The route took him through wooded and desolate country, with hanging Spanish moss casting eerie shadows as he drove by. His bright lights were on, only being dimmed when a car came from the opposite direction. The lightning and thunder added to the unease caused by the downpour. Rudy’s grasp of the steering wheel was quite tight. The rhythmical beat of the windshield wiper was his only entertainment as the radio had not worked in quite some time. Rudy was horrified when a bolt of lightning seemed to strike the ground quiet close to his truck. It took considerable effort to hold the wheel firmly. Through the rear view mirror he could see no flames and concluded no damage had been done to his cargo. The dead guy in back wouldn’t mind a jolt or two anyhow, would he?
Thinking the better of his decision to continue driving in this downpour, he pulled over to the side of the highway. It was when he turned off the motor that he realized he was not alone in the truck. He had a passenger seated alongside him.
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About Larry Jukofsky
Larry Jukofsky is a first time author at the young age of 86. His novel The Final Victim, in the genre of mystery, horror is his debut novel. He was born in New Jersey in 1925. He earned his degree at Columbia University, New York Medical School and interned at Hackensack Hospital. His eye training was at Barnes hospital St. Louis, Mo., where he met and married wife Betsy.
His active duty was in the United State Naval Reserves U.S.N.R. and U.S. Marines as an Ophthalmologist for First Marine Division in Korea. He opened first office in New Jersey in 1953 and moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina in 1978.
When Larry is not writing he is enjoying his retirement with his 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.