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Saturday 9 July 2016

ℚ♫ Something Eternal: Something [1] - Joel T. McGrath

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with author to talk about Something Eternal, a Young Adult Fantasy, book one of the Something series.

Something Eternal is competing throughout July 2016 for a publication contract through KindleScout!  This will be the first book in the Something series.

Please do support the author by nominating Something Eternal!  If the book wins, you will receive a FREE copy from Amazon!

Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

A very warm welcome to Joel McGrath; thank you for joining us on BooksChatter!

Here at BooksChatter we love music, so Joel T. McGrath has shared with us his music playlist for Something Eternal - enjoy!

What was the inspiration for Something Eternal?
"I would have to say, being a nurse, and being around death as much as I am, made me think about life like I never had before when writing Something Eternal.  To see a one-hundred-and-four-year-old person who’s been crippled for years start choking and yelling, “I don’t want to die! I don’t want to die!” is sad, tense, and later, thought provoking."
How much of yourself is reflected in this book, and how?
"Um, I’m not sure.  What I mean to say is, Something Eternal is more a reflection of the people I’ve encountered during my travels.  I guess I’ve never liked people who are too soap boxy, have some agenda, or think their opinion is the only one that matters."
The first thing that draws me to a book is its cover. Can you tell us about your cover for Something Eternal - why you chose that concept and who the artist is.
"I’ve been working with a Disney illustrator on a graphic novel, so I’ve had this amazing chance to see unique, one-of-a-kind works.

As for the cover to Something Eternal, the artist is anonymous.  However, the cover embodies more emotion than actual plot, though certain things on the cover are present in the book."
Copyright by Ion Chiosea

Why should we read Something Eternal and what sets it apart from the rest?

"Something Eternal is a book where characters have the keys to the story, and they drive the plot.  Like us, they are complicated, contradictory, happy, sad, fearful, but most of all, they are organic individuals.  Also, the story is layered, but linear.  You can’t read Something Eternal while reading another book.  You can’t speed read Something Eternal.  You will want to read it again."
Can you tell us something quirky about Something Eternal, its story and characters?
"Revekka was named in honor of one of my fans in Greece.

There’s a club scene in Something Eternal, a scene that takes place in Paris, and the club’s named from a play in one of my favorite movies, Moulin Rouge.  I have a love story portion that even impressed the Disney illustrator.  She, the illustrator, thought it was a “Really, really cool aspect.”"
Who would you recommend Something Eternal to and what should readers be aware of (any warnings or disclaimers)?
"You know, I um, write about adult themes, but not adult oriented subject matter.  All that graphic sex, useless cursing, clichés, and bloated tropes, well, I replaced that with tangible motivations, behaviors, emotions, and engaging action and romance."
If you could / wished to turn Something Eternal and the Something series into a movie, who would be your dream team?
"Great question!
Director: Zack Snyder.
Screen play: Baz Luhrmann.
Producer: Lana Wachowski.

Producer: Lana Wachowski.
Actors: Jeremy Irvine -Vincent,
            Brie Larson -Vanessa,
            Zachary Quinto - Maximillian,
            O’Shea Jackson, Jr. -Benoit,
            Maude Apatow - Noemi,
            Jack O’Connell - Skylar Blackwell,

Jeremy Irvine -Vincent Brie Larson -Vanessa Zachary Quinto - Maximillian O’Shea Jackson, Jr. -Benoit Maude Apatow - Noemi Jack O’Connell - Skylar Blackwell
            Jenna Ortega - Kimi,
            Olivia Munn - Revekka,
            Malcolm McDowell - Malum,
            Nico Tortorella - Killian,
            Colton Haynes  - Dominic,
            Joey King - Emma, just to name a few. 
Paris Northern California (Copyright:  All rights reserved by maverick2021) New York City Athens, Greece Glasgow, Scotland
Gosh!  It looks like you have given this question some thought ! ;-)

What do you like to write and read about? Do you stick to a particular genre or do you like to explore different ones?

"I’ll write fiction, non-fiction, heck, I’ll write the phone book and make it into a great story, if you want.

I try to never read in the genre I write in.  It’s bad mojo.  You’ll accidently pick things up and put them into your work without even knowing."
What is your writing process?   
"Even when I’m not writing, I’m thinking about writing.  I often look at something in nature and describe it to myself as if I were writing it in a book to keep my senses sharp.  I’m a nurse, so I write more detailed nurses’ notes than people might think.  All of that writing takes place in my left brain, that’s why I let loose when I get a chance to exercise the right side of my brain."
What is in store next?
"Hints, let’s see, hints.  Hmm… I’ve been working with a Disney illustrator on a graphic novel, plus Something Eternal has a few breathtaking moments which need…exploring.

But I’ll let the readers decide what comes next by voting for it in the Kindle Scout campaign in July."
Click here to nominate Something Eternal on Kindle Scout

And as a final quirky thing, to get to know you a little bit better... do you have a pet or something that is special to you that you could share with us?

"I love the architecture of old churches.  They’re so deliciously profound.

I once met Britney Spears in a church that was being renovated into a house.  She was in the confessional booth, and I was noticeably distraught by what I heard."

LOL - I love church buildings as well; I'd love to convert one!  
"Thank you for having me.  I hope you find me over at Kindle Scout starting 7/1/16 and nominate Something Eternal while you’re there.  All books selected for publication will have free copies distributed to the readers who nominated them."

Something Eternal
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Unknown said...

Thank you for hosting Something Eternal. I truly appreciate your time, effort, and talent.

It is my mission to get and keep people reading because reading stimulates parts of the brain that movies and television simply cannot. These are good parts of the brain, parts of the brain that help fight the aging process and dementia as we all grow older.

This is one of the reasons I ask readers to nominate these amazingly smart, entertaining, and potential Kindle Scout winners: Something Eternal by Joel T. McGrath, Legion Found by K.C. Finn, Rift by Elana Johnson, and The Second Stage of Grief by Katherine Hayton.

BooksChatter said...

And nominating on Kindle Scout is extremely easy!
Everyone is allowed three nominations at a time, so just watch out for the end dates ;-)

Hi Joel!

Thank you for visiting us!


Unknown said...

Thank you for hosting!