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Michael Tuberdyke Author Interview

Inside Out shares the stories of various people and the intriguing lives they live. What inspired you to write this story?

I think I was initially inspired by the Edmund Goulding film, “The Grand Hotel,” which stars Greta Garbo and John Barrymore. I liked the idea of these very different but unique individuals who all cross paths one evening staying at this elaborate Berlin Hotel and this, that, and the other thing happens. I wanted to do something like that for awhile, but I couldn’t figure out how to be honest with the idea and do it on my level.

Your characters are interesting and well developed. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

Thank you. The only thing that concerns me when it comes to developing characters is that they remain individuals. I have a deep respect for any one who can maintain their individuality, especially today when personally, I feel that everything is very categorized. I really hate that. I think too with the characters specific to this book they all go against who they believe themselves to be. They say something or do something that doesn’t quite match their personality and that to me is very interesting.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

My idea was mainly to showcase how individuals have a basic need to communicate their ideas to one another, but being that they are essentially islands they have no idea how to. For me, that idea is very personal because I don’t really know what to say to people or how to act when I’m with them and I think that is a universal thing, at least with the people I know.  

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I’ve been working on a short story collection, “This Thing Called Love.” The title is the same as the main short story of the collection, which is themed around belief. I’m hoping this collection will be out by Summer of ’22.

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On Exchange Street near the edge of town stands a building three stories high beside a parking lot where weeds have overtaken the asphalt.
The property is owned by Marge. Her name is painted in green on a piece of plywood that sits above the entryway to the diner on the first floor.
There are four separate apartments on the additional two floors. Three are occupied. The tenants are young and old. They are simple people whom like the building itself reside on the edge of town with walls, which conceal them from the world outside.

Inside Out

Inside Out by [Michael Tuberdyke]

It is amazing how people can be so different yet so connected by some cosmic force. Marge manages a building in an obscure corner. In the building three units are occupied. Each tenant leads a different life. Each tenant lives as though the next tenant does not exist. This is sort of a commentary on how most of the world lies today. Todd Brown likes his music. Mr. Andrews is lonely and possibly broke. Nick and Claire’s union might be on its last leg. They might as well be strangers living in the same space.

In this book thought-provoking book we take a look at the lives of average people. Have you ever walked by a building and wondered about the people who live in there? Inside Out provides the reader with an opportunity to be a fly on the wall. It satisfies a curiosity we have all had at least once. On the street, everyone seems normal. They are simply faces going about their businesses. In their own homes, they take off whatever masks they may wear out in public and let their true selves roam around the rooms. This book may be fiction but it is an accurate and intriguing representation of life.

Michael Tuberdyke is an excellent writer. His depiction of each of the characters is detailed and gives their character a compelling depth. The author lets the reader deep into the psyche of the characters to see how they think. As a reader, you can almost picture the look on Nick’s face every time Claire chooses work over spending time with him. You can hear the disappointment in his words. The characters in this book are relatable, perhaps because they so accurately represent the population.

Inside Out is quick read that will leave readers thinking deeply about the community they live in and the people they come across. This is book provides a fascinating look at the lives of some interesting people, and provides readers with a thoughtful exploration and character examination through the easy storytelling ability of author Michael J. Tuberdyke.

Pages: 73 | ASIN: B09JS5VCL2

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