Former Sparta resident unveils novel

"Force of Will" about man who loses everything


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Author Tan Swiftwater




  • Cover of 'Force of Will'




By Rose Sgarlato

— Based on a true story, Tan Swiftwater will introduce his book “Force of Will” at Sparta Books on Saturday, June 2 at 1pm. The somewhat local author chooses to use a pseudonym to tell a true story about a man’s life.

Swiftwater resides in Pennsylvania now, but “Force of Will” occurs in Sparta and nearby areas where he first moved from Long Island in 1985. He considers himself a creative person as a musician and prose writer. Although his day job is one of financial advisor, Swiftwater decided it was time publish a book.

“This story is about a man in his mid-50’s who loses everything he has: wife, job, friends, bank account, reputation, house-nearly everything inside of a week,” said the author. “Everything except his life.”

Swiftwater has a personal connection to the book and therefore uses the pen name.

Below is an excerpt from “ Force of Will.”

"It all started just before midnight in July. Gil Oldfield gets a phone call from his son that shocks him, but leaves him unprepared for his later arrest and the downward spiral that would follow. In rapid succession, he loses his wife, his children, his livelihood, all his assets, his reputation - in essence everything that is important to a man. Determined to live with whatever means he can, Gil embarks on a healing process that leads to discovery - discovery of who shared in the immense web of lies that started that fateful Independence Day in 2012, and the value of trust, real love, and authentic truth.”

He adds that "Force of Will" is also about discovery:

“The book is about healing and determination to move forward. And along the way the character finds out how lies and slander was created that put him in that bad place.”

Tan Swiftwater will be signing books and doing a reading at Sparta Books on June 2 at 1pm. The book is available at Amazon and Sparta Books.

https://www.facebook.com/Force-of-Will-167543850567854



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Sleight of hand artist at Sparta Ave Stage
SPARTA — The Sparta Avenue Stage is bringing two professional magicians with distinctly different styles to Sparta in June and July as part of their monthly 24KT Close-up...
Read more »
Image

Donated shoes can help feed underprivileged children
– Sojihuggles Children’s Foundation, www.sojihuggles.org, is conducting a shoe drive...
Read more »

Whose Republican party is it?
Campaigns are interesting things.
Throughout the process, my opponents' supporters have labeled me a "political prostitute," "pimping" a message as a...

Read more »

Dentistry Expert Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi: Gum Disease
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues around your teeth (gums). It's caused by plaque buildup, a sticky film that continues to form around our teeth (from food + saliva).
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Letters to the Editor
Whose Republican party is it?
  • May 20, 2018
Local News
Volunteers needed for community garden
  • May 17, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ