Jack Cannon's American Destiny

Rachel Thompson

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Author Interview – Brie McGill

How do you feel about social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter? Are they a good thing? For professional use, social media is an excellent marketing tool if used judiciously–to forge personal connections with others, rather than to spam. For personal use, I only engage the SOCNET with Adblocker and other safer-surfing protocols. Nothing on the internet is truly secure.

If you could do any job in the world what would you do? I would write for a living, and nothing else! As a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut. Maybe I was homesick.

What makes you angry? Cellphone-engrossed drivers whose lives were spared solely by the grace of my assiduous awareness of the road.

What’s the reason for your life? Have you figured out your reason for being here yet? Existence is both a blessing and a mystery, so much that I am compelled to write about it. Kain is an exploration of life, death, the framework of the mind, and beautiful fragility of life.

How do you feel about self-publishing? Self-publishing rocks! There are very few open doors for new authors within the traditional model at this time. There is no success guaranteed either way, with traditional or independent publishing; however, with self-publishing, authors don’t need anyone else’s permission or approval to try–they may simply try. With self-publishing, everyone gets a chance. There is no dogfight at the bottom of the slushpile to fight for a chance.

That being said, it is a long climb up the Amazon rankings to the top. Writing is arduous work, however anyone chooses to publish.

What social issues interest you the most? Free will, censorship, privacy–nefarious intentions often manifest in the absence of transparency.

What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why? “Is sanity the price to pay for power?” –Dante Sparda, Devil May Cry 4

Every time I turn on the TV, open a newspaper, or am forced to deal with a hierarchical situation because participation in society demands it, my palm reflexively hits my face and I find myself asking this very question.

What’s your favorite place in the entire world? St. Bart’s in the Caribbean: I have to go there at least once more before I die. Also, Japan–but I’m not sure if this answer counts because I’ve never been there.

How long have you been writing? Since first grade.

When did you first know you could be a writer? I thought I had a chance when the first stranger purchased my book on Amazon. Ha!

What inspires you to write and why? The highs and lows of humanity inspire me to write. The beauty of a perfectly orchestrated symphony reminds me of what we could aspire to be; the way the world turned a blind eye toward the biggest nuclear accident in history frightens me, illustrating the ugly warping power of money and politics. Life is precious, life is fragile, and sometimes we forget this; I write to remind myself of the beauty and goodness that exists, and I write to remind myself of what not to become, of all the great things in the world that are too beautiful to ruin.


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Genre – Sci-Fi/Steamy Romance

Rating – R (18+)

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Website http://www.sexdrugsandcyberpunk.com/

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