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Publisher: Bear Moose Press, February 23, 2012
Category: Literary Fiction, Political, Suspense/Thriller
Tour Dates: November, 2012
Available in: Print, 270 pages
On a stormy November evening, Jack Barrett had plans to treat his best friend Travis to a night of fine dining and jazz. As they neared their destination, a truck ran a red light, plowing through Jack’s car, and changing his life forever. Jack found a new outlook on life, and took on adventures that made him one of the world’s most admired people. With each step, Jack grew as a person and a leader; piecing together a family from different corners of the world, while risking himself and his family to save others. Jack’s impact on the world was like no other, but in the end, when the lights and the cameras were gone, Jack was about to die, or was he? Prepare yourself for a surprising ending that questions the very nature between life and death, reality and dream.
Praise for One Moment In Time:
“This was a fun and entertaining book to read. Snyder did a great job bringing his characters to life through a storyline that keeps you captively enthralled. Can’t miss read. Highly recommend!”- Hornet, Amazon Reviewer
“Exciting and Imaginative, One Moment in Time is a creative view of global politics through the eyes of Jack Barrett, a character we not only like, but can relate to. Jack’s journey takes us through laughter and sadness, suspense and joy, only to be blown away by a surprise ending. A quick and fun read that everyone will enjoy.”- Moose, Amazon Reviewer
“Fun and Inspirational – Highly Recommended: One Moment in Time is a great read that is full of adventures and sub-plots that keep the story moving. It’s very inspiring and gives the reader a sense of what the world could be with leaders who are more intrested in what’s right than their own personal power. This story takes a unique approach with a shocking ending that makes it a must read.”- Antler, Barnes and Noble Reviewer
“A must read for all! One Moment in Time is a quick and uplifting story that will make you laugh and cry. Glenn Snyder’s portrayal of how one person can impact the world provides inspiration for today’s times.”- Seymore, Barnes and Noble Reviewer
” I laughed, I (almost) cried. Great story, even though I hated to think/find out that the one moment in time had other options besides the one I had been pulling for throughout most of the book. The truth can hurt. I loved the way that Jack was easy to pull for, easy to love. His life seemed an example of “good things happen to good people” instead of the good die young. I enjoyed the way Snyder painted such vivid pictures of Jack’s surroundings; the storm and the accident were dramatic – almost as if in slow motion.”- Monica L. Austin, Amazon Reviewer
“If you’re looking for an easy summer read, One Moment in Time IS your book!!! I found a bit of everything in this story – it was warm, exciting, funny, and inspirational. Reading this book reminded me of how one person can truly make a difference – whether in another’s life or in the lives of many. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a good story that does have a shocking end.”- Theodora, Goodreads Reviewer
“I got One Moment in Time by winning a Goodreads contest. The book started quickly and hooked me right away. I won’t post a spoiler here but will say the author does a good job by the end of the book making the reader contemplate how his actions in life effect those around him. Every action you take in life has an impact on those around you. A “ripple in the water” if you will. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.”- Lisa Welsh, Goodreads Reviewer
” One Moment in Time takes us to interesting places with well developed characters. The description of foreign locations is authentic and we never expect the surprise ending. It’s a fast reading book, written with great imagination.”- Ellen Ann, Smashwords Reviewer
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One Moment in Time– Dreams & Inspiration
Writing a novel had been a dream of mine for years, but it wasn’t until I graduated MBA school that I took my first steps towards writing. I was working full-time while earning my MBA, so when I graduated, I felt like I was used to a significant amount of work outside of my regular career that I could put in the effort a novel required.
I started writing in January 2002, and the book I began writing was awful. I realized I had plot and character issues when I was only thirty pages into the story. That night, I had a dream. It was one of those dreams that you remember every detail after you wake up. The dream gave me the storyline and the twist that became One Moment in Time.
My excitement grew, and I couldn’t wait to get home from work to start writing. The words began to flow, but then I realized I needed to do significant research to make the story realistic. The first section that I wrote was in Mexico. In May 2002, I spent seven days in the city of Oaxaca (pronounced wa-ha-ka), Mexico and one day in Mexico City. Being in Oaxaca was inspiring. The story took on new life, and I wrote for hours in between my interviews and sightseeing. I visited several orphanages and even interviewed the U.S. Consulate, who was not very helpful or friendly, so I included his personality in the story. Each person I met and each place I went helped inspire and shape one of my favorite parts of the book. By the time the week was over, I had written a significant portion of the story.
Later that fall, I went to Italy. I tried to see Italy through the eyes of Jack Barrett, and experienced many of the same things he did in the book. In fact, Jack’s first date with Maggy was identical to the second night I spent in Milan, with the exception that I was with my friend George, who isn’t as nice to look at as Maggy. After Milan, I went to Venice, and had virtually the same experiences as Jack, except I didn’t jump into one of the canals. I spent another two weeks in Italy, visiting the Dolomites, Cinque Terra, Sienna, Florence, Sorrento, and Rome. I wish I could have included more from my trip to Italy, but the story was about Jack, not the wonders of Italy.
My research also took me to Pacific Grove, a small coastal town nestled between Monterey and Carmel, California. Pacific Grove has to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet. This was the location for Jack’s wedding, and I actually was able to sit at Lover’s Leap Park and watch a wedding while writing about Jack’s wedding. I couldn’t ask for a more timely inspiration.
I also spent a week in the Sonoma Town Square. This has become a favorite place for my wife and I to go on weekends, and a great place to sit outside and write.
It took me two and a half years to finish the first draft. Another four years and four drafts later, my book was finally ready to publish. Unfortunately for me, I started shopping One Moment in Time to agents in the fall of 2008, which of course was the same time as the country’s economic collapse. I spent almost two years talking with agents. I had wonderful feedback from several agents about the writing and storyline, but in the end, they said they couldn’t sell the book to big publishing houses, because no one knew who I was. Several agents recommended that I self publish and here I am.
I’ve received very positive feedback, as I tried to write a fun and uplifting story. If you choose to read One Moment in Time, please let me know what you think. You can contact me at my website,www.OneMomentInTimeNovel.com. While there, you can also see pictures I took throughout my travels and some of the sights and people that helped inspire the story.
Thank you for your time and interest.
Glenn Snyder grew up in Marin County, a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. After graduating from UCLA, Glenn worked as a finance professional. In 2001, Glenn earned his MBA from the University of San Francisco. Shortly after his MBA, Glenn pursued two of his dreams, teaching and writing, while still working full time. For five years, Glenn taught Finance at San Francisco State University, while he also wrote the first draft of One Moment in Time. In May of 2011, Glenn published his first novel, One Moment in Time. Glenn is currently a Finance Director and is working on his second
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