Anne Rudeen and
rock'n roll go together. She has
toured with the band Eight-Eyed Spy, attended the
New Orleans jazz festival for 25 years straight, and
cheered at concerts all over the United States.
Currently she lives in chipmunk-ridden outpost next
to a 1,000 acre wilderness called the Port of
About the Book: When Danny Dalton,
heart-throb star of the late '70's rock band Wild
Dalton, gets rock-star block, band manager Jam
Archer thinks fast to save his career. She takes off
with Danny on a cross-country run one jump ahead of
Wild Dalton's fans, his record company and Jam's
disapproving daughter Sarah. From Manhattan to the
Midwest to Montana, Jam and Danny have rollicking
adventures on the road and between the sheets.
"On the road with one hot
mama. Rudeen channels countercultural icon Tom
Robbins in this ribald tale of an AWOL rock star
and his libidinous manager, traveling incognito
and leaving a trail of scorched bedsheets across
the groovily genial late- '70s American
landscape. Jam Archer, an attractive, sexually
voracious woman of a certain age, given to
compulsive scheming and fits of off-the-cuff
philosophizing, manages Danny "Wild" Dalton, a
preternaturally gifted and beautiful young rock
star. A sexy, funny, breathless ride."
PageOneLit.com: Where did you grow up and was reading and writing a
part of your life? Who were your earliest influences and why?
Anne Rudeen: Great Bend, Kansas, belly-button of the U.S. You
couldn't escape reading and writing, they taught both in school.
PageOneLit.com: Why do you write?
Anne Rudeen: To change the world, or at least, try.
PageOneLit.com: Briefly discuss your new book JAM ARCHER AND WILD
DALTON - What was your initial motivation for writing this book?
Anne Rudeen: I wanted a book with a witty, fun-loving, imaginative,
charismatic woman in it.
PageOneLit.com: JAM ARCHER AND WILD DALTON is a funny novel - What
makes Anne Rudeen laugh?
Anne Rudeen: Life, mostly.
PageOneLit.com: Who is your favorite Rockstar and
Anne Rudeen: Hmmmm.....I could say Sonny Landreth, but truly I
love 'em all!
PageOneLit.com: If Hollywood called and asked you
to cast JAM ARCHER AND WILD DALTON - Who would you cast and why?
Anne Rudeen: My book is the anti-THELMA AND LOUISE (just try to
drive Jam Archer into the Grand Canyon!), so maybe as Jam, Susan
Sarandon. For Danny Dalton, we'd need an Idol search.
PageOneLit.com: You are a veteran novel author, what did you learn
from writing JAM ARCHER AND WILD DALTON?
Anne Rudeen: It cured my blues.
PageOneLit.com: What do you hope to achieve with JAM ARCHER AND WILD
Anne Rudeen: Readership. Plagiarism is welcome, too.
PageOneLit.com: What's next?
Anne Rudeen: Timothy, the blocked novelist's story about Buddha
meeting Noah after the Flood.
...... "How WAS it?"
Timothy finishes his book after realizing that Buddha and Noah are
two CIA agents with code names.
PageOneLit.com: What was the last book you read?
Anne Rudeen: Huckleberry Finn, last night.
PageOneLit.com: Do you have any hobbies? What are they? How do they
enhance your writing?
Anne Rudeen: Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. Pretty enhancing.