What is your latest release and what genre is it? Son of Sam Was My Catcher and Other Bronx Tales – historical memoir of the 1960s
Quick description: A card-carrying member of the free-spirited Greenwich Village counterculture, Lowell’s photographic memory and attention to detail makes for a fascinatingly fresh perspective on the major events of the 1960s, from JFK to Motown to Jimi. Son of Sam Was My Catcher and Other Bronx Tales is alive with the rapid-beating pulse of that decade. A rich kaleidoscope of little-known facts, outrageous opinion and dubious hearsay, this must-read memoir is entertaining, enlightening and essential reading for any history or music buff.
Ian Lowell was born in the Bronx in 1952. As a five-year-old, he began to develop a deep and enduring love of music and his passion for it provides an abundance of material for him to write about in deeply reverential fashion. He grew up in a low income Bronx housing project and frequently incorporates this experience and upbringing into his writing. He has lived in Colorado for many years.
Links to buy Ian’s book:
Paperback edition will be available soon.
To those of us who grew up during the sixties, no matter where in the world we lived, the music of the decade was extremely important. While Ian was writing and preparing this book, he compiled a number of playlists covering the major songs released and performed during each year of that pivotal decade, from 1961 to 1970. These lists are available on Ian Lowell’s YouTube channel and they provide the perfect background while reading this book. Thanks, Ian!
What are you working on now?
A novel based on two lawyers, one of whom is a D.A., the mob and a roving murderer combined with some courtroom drama and a deep story of love and devotion.
Ian’s reading recommendation:
Todd Thiede’s Lies to Die For is a brilliantly written tale of mystery and a serial killer