Harold Phifer’s “Sleep Walking Out of Afghanistan.” A soldier deals with anxieties and his dysfunctional past while serving in the military in foreign countries. The possibility of death and never seeing his family and friends again mentally tortured him during the long deployments. He feels vulnerable and needs to get mental closure to move past his fears.
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OP: Tell us a little bit about Sleep Walking Out of Afghanistan: Walking it All Back. What is it about?
Harold: Fighting for survival from a car bombing in Afghanistan yet finding the peace that had eluded him in the process.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
Harold: During my most frightening moment I promised myself that I would write this story if I survived that Taliban attack.
OP: How did you get your book published?
Harold: I self-published through Outskirts Press.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Harold: Readers that like survival stories; readers that have dealt with bullies; readers that are from dysfunctional households; readers that have dealt with schizophrenia; readers that have love for a father; readers that love comedy/humor; readers that loves a feel good/inspirational story.
OP: What is special about your book?
Harold: It’s a combination of Terror, Disgust, Innate Love, Inspiration, and Humor.
OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
Harold: Most people can identify with at least one of the characters or events in the book.
OP: Have you published any other books?
Harold: This is my first book.
OP: Do you plan to publish more?
Harold: I do plan a follow-up book.
OP: Thanks for your time, Harold! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Harold Phifer was born and raised in Columbus, Mississippi. All of his first 25 years were solidly spent inside his home state. After graduating from Mississippi State University and Jackson State University he went on to work for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 23 years as an Air Traffic Controller. He eventually left the FAA and began work as an international contractor where he has done numerous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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