About the Book
The Founder’s Plot WON the Best Screenplay at Santa Dev International Film Festival
What Happens When the Newly-Elected California Governor Mike DiGrasso Defies the Supreme Court?
… No one would ever know the meeting took place …
Afghanistan war hero Mike DiGrasso has just been elected Governor of California by an overwhelming majority. Immediately, he sets in motion his campaign primary promise—to create a strict immigration law that would do three things:
Curtail illegals from entering the State.
Seek out illegals who are currently living or working in the State.
Return all illegals to their countries of origin.
DiGrasso saw nothing stringent about the law. Others disagreed …
Will DiGrasso’s new immigration law destroy illegal families?
Will the U.S. President take action to force DiGrasso to obey the Court?
Will Governor Mike DiGrasso survive the assassins’ bullets?
For readers of political thrillers, The Founders’ Plot is a fast-moving political thriller that mirrors hot-button contemporary issues that puts a human face on what are distant abstractions for most Americans.
About the Author
Frank Victoria was born and raised in Chicago but now lives in Orland Park IL, a suburb of that city. He served in the Marine Corps and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.A. in Journalism. He wrote and edited several business magazines for over twenty-five years. Then he made a career change into Education and taught American history and government in the Chicago Public Schools for sixteen years.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
It’s a gripping political drama where California’s Governor DiGrasso, against a Supreme Court ruling, enforces a controversial immigration law. This pits him against an old friend, the U.S. President, and a shrewd Senate leader who’s got some dirt on him. Amidst the high-stakes politics, there’s an assassination attempt on DiGrasso and two undocumented families are trying to find their footing. The tale dives deep into the personal and political challenges surrounding immigration, and there are some unexpected twists about who rises and falls.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Any conservative who thinks the Supreme Court has become too powerful, but also anyone who is concerned about illegal illegals flooding into this country.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
I was a big Ernest Hemingway fan. I think I’ve read everything he wrote up through Islands in the Stream, published posthumously. I’ve read nothing by him after that. It just wasn’t Hemingway anymore. Other favorite authors include Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Identity), Tom Clancy (The Hunt for Red October), Vince Flynn (Code Red), John Grisham (Sparring Partners), and Jake Carr (Savage Son). Russian novels are laborious, but I thoroughly enjoyed Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and Notes from the Underground.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Read, Read, Read. Write. Write, write. Discipline yourself to write something every day. Don’t be discouraged. Believe in yourself and your work. Get a good content editor. You need an impartial pair of eyes on your work.