Author Uses Fiction to Explore Male Friendships, Emotional Lives

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Michael J. Clark publishes debut novel, ‘Are Your Lonesome Tonight?’.

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I wrote it to be, amongst other things, a very humorous book.

Author Michael J. Clark weaves a story of romance and nostalgia that highlights the powerful, positive impact of friendship in his debut novel, “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (published by AuthorHouse).

Set in Florida, “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” introduces readers to Joe Randall, who, on the eve of his 70th birthday, gets a visit from his old high school friend, Chad Dablusie. Over the past six years, ever since the love of his life, Stacey, walked out on him, Joe’s life has spiraled downward, and Chad has come to persuade him to win Stacey back.

An excerpt from “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”:

“By now more than 30 yrs later, both aged 52, those early years had long gone. Memories that had crystallised over the years are all that remained for these two middle aged family men. But yes, as teenagers if anyone ever had the world at their feet it was Chad and Joe. But what life giveth, life will eventually taketh away. Never again would they experience the adulation they enjoyed from their college fan club. Gone forever being the local Romeos of their college and never again would they experience singing to a crowd of scantily clad beauties at the summer beach parties.”

“My book is a feel good story, with lots of emotion, humor, nostalgia, love, despair, romance, twists and turns with a strong message that sometimes a good friendship never dies,” Clark writes. “I wrote it to be, amongst other things, a very humorous book.”

“Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
By Michael J. Clark
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781438948782
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781438948775
E-Book | 360 pages | ISBN 9781468578560
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Michael J. Clark is a poet and songwriter who has published more than 40 songs. “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” is his first published book.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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