Vincent Alexander: Ninety-Nine Problems
Vince Alexander will discuss and answer questions regarding his new book: Ninety-Nine Problems. This talk is suitable for all ages. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase at the talk. Join us on January 7th at 3pm!
About the Book
Ninety-Nine Problems is a fictional story that takes the reader into the troubled mind of Charles, the main character. Charles is a character from the novel Kick Some Rocks. In life, people treated him like a crumpled piece of paper. In school, he was discarded. In marriage, he was tossed aside. And when it came to good fortune, he was thrown in the air and found himself at the bottom of a trash can. With each setback, Charles became more and more detached from reality and attached to his can of Big Chug beer and bottle of Wild Jack whiskey. Ninety-Nine Problems is about a man who suffers from undiagnosed schizophrenia, and he is desperate for help. Who does he blame for his problems? School? His ex-wife? A dead man? Read and discover how Charles went from a happily married man to a deranged alcoholic and killer.
Vincent J. Alexander was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After graduating from Wayne High School in 1977, he earned his A.S. degree from Vincennes University in 1979 and his B.S. degree from Indiana State University in 1981. He started out his career in 1982 as a broadcaster in Marion, Indiana. After two years in broadcasting, he became a sports writer in Marion at the Chronicle-Tribune. He left Marion to become the high school sports editor of The Journal Gazette in his hometown of Fort Wayne. He won two second-place writing awards. After 14 years as a journalist, he has spent the last 22 years as a licensed English/Language Arts teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana. He currently teaches ELA at Belzer Middle School in Lawrence Township. Over the summer, he published two fictional books: Kick Some Rocks and Ninety-Nine Problems which can be purchased at www.rosedogbookstore.com.