Radio: The Haunting of Bob Cratchit

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On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show to talk about his newly co-authored book, “The Haunting of Bob Cratchit.”

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, The Haunting of Bob Cratchit reveals the untold story of how the same night Scrooge was haunted by three ghosts, Tiny Tim’s father, Bob Cratchit, was too. Written by a father and son, this new Christmas classic tells the story of Bob Cratchit, a father who must learn his own Christmas lesson to save the life of his beloved son, Tiny Tim, while facing his miserly employer Ebenezer Scrooge, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and even troubling characters from other Charles Dickens stories. A timeless Christmas classic.

The Haunting of Bob Cratchit is now available for purchase on Amazon as a Kindle, paperback, or hardcover.

Listen to the audio here:

Here is a brief outline of the interview questions:

[0:00] For people who are unfamiliar with Bob Cratchit, tell us about who he is?

[1:00] What are the lessons that Bob learns in the story?

[3:22] What are the changing cultural assumptions about finances?

[4:50] What is the responsibility of individual generosity reflected in the story?

[7:30] What was your process of writing a book?

[11:00] What is The Emotion Thesaurus?

[13:07] What was Ray Bradbury’s advice to new writers?

[15:23] How can I buy this book?

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David John Marotta is the Founder and President of Marotta Wealth Management. He played for the State Department chess team at age 11, graduated from Stanford, taught Computer and Information Science, and still loves math and strategy games. In addition to his financial writing, David is a co-author of The Haunting of Bob Cratchit.