Genre:

Non-Fiction

RICHARD “DEEJ” WEBB is an author, documentary filmmaker and historian. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he is a multiple award-winning educator who has taught at the high school and university level for more than 25 years. A featured presenter in the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Prohibition documentary Connecticut Goes Dry, Webb is co-creator and co-producer, along with Robert Williams, of Gatsby in Connecticut, an F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald documentary that is a companion piece to Boats Against the Current. Considered a local authority on Westport history, he is a consultant to the local historical society and has given talks throughout Fairfield County about the Fitzgeralds’ time in Westport.

For more on Richard, visit his website: https://06880danwoog.com/tag/richard-deej-webb/

BOOKS:

Boats Against The Current (June 2018)

Biggest literary influencers:
John Updike, Scott Fitzgerald, historians too numerous to mention.

Last book read:
Hoover by Kenneth White

The books that changed your life:
Atlas Shrugged, because it celebrates the individual; The Beautiful and Damned, because I saw my own youth reflected in it; The Great Gatsby, for taking my breath away.

Favorite literary character:
Rabbit Angstrom

Currently working on:
a work of fiction

Words to live by:
“There is no such thing as luck; luck is… when hard work meets opportunity.”

Advice to new and aspiring authors:
Revise, revise, revise

Articles:

https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Documentary-focuses-on-Scott-Zelda-s-Westport-6293824.php#photo-4584835

http://www.ctoldhouse.com/AntiqueAbandon.html

https://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Documentary-focuses-on-Scott-Zelda-s-Westport-6293824.php

https://patch.com/connecticut/westport/f-scott-fitzgerald-slept-here

https://blog.ctnews.com/culturecache/2015/05/29/fitzgeralds-westport-sojourn-is-subject-of-new-documentary/

http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2_5/comments/large_turnout_for_f._scott_fitzgerald_film/

http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2_5/comments/tracing_f_scott_fitzgeralds_westport_connection/