Simon Wood

Book of the Month: Fess Up. What Did You Do?

I have a thing about indiscretions, white lies, small crimes, because no matter how much we think those mistakes will remain hidden, they have a habit of coming back to haunt us. I’m sure Anthony Wiener, John Edwards and many others have thought their secrets would remain secret, but as Ben Franklin once said, “Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” That is someone speaking with experience and with a few absent friends.

As I mentioned the other week, the inspiration for THE FALL GUY is based on college incident where a friend thought he could get away with driving into someone’s car and getting away with it. And I’ve mentioned other errors in judgment in connection with my other books. These mistakes and subsequent lucky escapes from them snowballing into something more serious have made me a more honest person—or somewhat more careful about the risks I take. You won’t see me texting anything or photographing anything and leaving it on my phone. You’d think people would have wised up to this by now.

Seeing as this last post in conjunction with THE FALL GUY, I thought I’d turn the tables. I’ve shared some of my past mistakes that I feel I can talk about in good conscience. Now it’s your turn. It’s time for you to fess up to some your minor transgressions. The ones that could have turned nasty and/or ones you’ve atoned for. Don’t worry, I don’t want you to share anything that’ll still get you in trouble. Just something where the statute of limitations can’t touch you. 🙂

So come on, what have you done? I promise not to tell.

This concludes THE FALL GUY‘s month in the sun. I hope my stories have piqued your interest to check the book out. I also hope that you’ll spread the word about the book too. You shouldn’t keep this book a secret. In the meantime, you can read this excerpt.

2 Responses to “Book of the Month: Fess Up. What Did You Do?”

  1. morganalyx

    I’m largely an honest person. To paraphrase Mark Twain, if you tell the truth, there’s less to remember. More often what happens to me is I’ll complain about someone doing something & minutes later, end up doing the very thing I was complaining about. So I have to admit to being a hypocrite at those times.

    However, I did have one time when I was younger, where I lied to try to keep a friend from getting in trouble. I basically took the blame, & got grounded. When my mom found out that my friend was the actual culprit, she extended my grounding, to teach me not to lie to save others’ butts. Lesson learned!


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