WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg author James E. Tobin will be a guest on Neil Steele’s November 14th monthly Chesapeake Bay Writers Show and Podcast.
The interview discusses Tobin’s debut book, When We Were Wolves, published earlier this year by JE Tobin.
The new installment revolves around Tom Wingfield, a small-town Virginia resident who learns that the town hero and college football coach has been accused of a horrific crime by a young boy. Tom must decide whether to risk the life he’s built for himself or bring a terrible man to justice.
Tobin grew up in Union City, New Jersey. After he earned a degree in journalism, he moved across the Hudson River to New York City with dreams of becoming a writer. He wrote plays and taught at the school, two of which he famously staged in his Broadway circle his repertoire by his company.
He has also written children’s fiction for major publishers such as MacMillan & Company, Harcourt Brace, Scott Foresman and Scholastic. His writing shifted to academic work as he pursued a career as a college educator and consulting psychologist, but revisited his dream of writing fiction at the urging of his son.
James currently lives in Williamsburg with his wife Gene.
A fictional setting for his novel. The royalties from this book will be donated to the US charity “Child Abuse Prevention” aimed at preventing child abuse. Driven by science and designed to help children, families and communities thrive.
“It’s part of my giving back,” Tobin says of the choice. “In my life so far, I’ve been very fortunate to have had help – in my career, in my life, and in other kinds of things. And this was my way of giving back.”
For more interview details, visit the CBW Podcast page.