Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Brandon Overall on His Favourite Books & Authors - #SciFi #BookClub #AmReading

What books did you love growing up?
-I didn’t read a whole lot growing up, but I did love the Harry Potter series (who doesn’t?) and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  I also really like the book Watchers by Dean Koontz.
Who is your favorite author?
-I would definitely have to say J.K. Rowling
What book genre of books do you adore?
-Most types of fantasy and sci-fi
What book should everybody read at least once?
Starship Troopers.  It’s got a lot of really thought provoking commentary.
Is there any books you really don’t enjoy?
-Just can’t get into Romance.  I don’t think I’m part of the demographic that’s supposed to enjoy it, though.
What do you hope your obituary will say about you?
-That I was survived by my children who received my massive fortune.
Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?
-I grew up in Novi, Michigan and lived there my entire life.  After I graduated college and started my career in the Army I’ve been moving around a lot.  I went from Ft. Lewis, Washington to Ft. Gordon, Georgia.  Right now I’m in Afghanistan, but I will be returning to Georgia soon!
How did you develop your writing?
-I wrote.  That’s all there is to it.  Most of it came from writing in school.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
-I write best in the mornings for some reason.  When other people are normally still sleeping (6-8 AM) I am sipping on coffee and writing.  In the evenings, sometimes music will inspire me.  Once I get a good thought train going, I can pump out 3000-4000 words in a single sitting, but then I usually have writers block for a day or two afterwards.
What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?
-I wouldn’t know, since I haven’t ever gotten published other than self-published!  Writing is probably the hardest, the others are just time consuming.
What marketing works for you?
-Dumb luck is the only thing I have used so far.

Superhuman Nature is Brandon Overall’s first novel. It was written and published during his first deployment to Afghanistan as a 2nd Lieutenant in late 2013.
Neil Hitchens was a senior ROTC Cadet in college. He was just weeks away from graduating and becoming an Officer in the United States Army, until a strange dream set off a chain of events that would twist his life into something he could have never prepared for.
In the days following his dream, several strange happenings occurred that he began to suspect were the result of his own actions. Before long, he discovered that he had the ability to control the world around him with his mind.
What started out as an unpredictable ability quickly evolved into an extraordinary power that had the capacity to change the world. It didn’t take long for the government to find out what Neil could do.
They knew having such limitless potential on the side of the US Military could give them limitless political influence, and they would stop at nothing to get Neil to do their bidding. They would find out what happens when you back a dangerous animal into a corner.
Neil spent his whole life believing he would amount to greatness, but he never expected how greatness could corrupt even the most innocent of minds.
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Genre – Science Fiction
Rating – PG-13
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