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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#Author Alex Mueck on What Scares Him the Most @AlexMueck #Humor #BookClub

What scares you the most?
Being boring.
What makes you happiest?
Helping others and making them laugh.
What’s your greatest character strength?
Captain Coytus is a hero the oppressed, and while he is not afraid to use his fists, he chooses to use humor as his hammer in dealing with racial issues of the day.
What’s your weakest character trait?
He is flawed in thinking life is one big joke.  When he takes his mission too far, there are ramifications, things back-fire and tragedy strikes.
Why do you write?
I know this sounds cliché, but I love it.
Have you always enjoyed writing?
Yes, I used to write stories, and then quit, but was encouraged by a friend to try again, and three books later, I am working on number four and five.
What motivates you to write?
I need to have something to do, and when I write it consumes me.  I rarely need any motivation to get lost in creating a story.
What writing are you most proud of?
Not sure, I have one particular piece, perhaps the more touching scenes that come in the second half, but feel there are too many spoilers in them, so I provided a few samples that is indicative of the humor style employed in this book.
What books did you love growing up?
Depends on the age.  When I was young Loved stuff from Ronald Dahl, Greek mythology stories,  to that three investigator series with Jupiter Jones, and even Encyclopedia Brown.  So I suppose the latter books led Agatha Christie and other mystery writers.  Later I branched out to several genres.

JesseJames
"“A historical fiction comedy that packs
as much heart as humor.”
—Michael Dadich, award-winning author of The Silver Sphere
When a Harvard history professor receives a thesis paper titled Jesse James and the Secret Legend of Captain Coytus, from Ulysses Hercules Baxter—an underwhelming student—he assumes the paper must be a prank. He has never read such maniacal balderdash in his life. But after he calls a meeting with the student, Professor Gladstone is dismayed when Baxter declares the work is his own. As he takes a very unwilling Professor Gladstone back in time via his thesis, Baxter’s grade hangs in the balance as he attempts to prove his theory.
It is 1864 as philanderer and crusader Captain Coytus embarks on a mission to avenge his father’s death and infiltrates the Confederate Bushwacker posse looking for the man responsible, Jesse Woodson James. Accompanied by the woman of his dreams, Coytus soon finds himself temporarily appointed to be the sheriff of Booneville and commissions his less-than-loyal deputy to help him carry out his plan.
But when tragedy strikes, the Captain is forced to change his immature ways and redefine his lofty mission—more or less."
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Genre - Humor, Historical Fiction
Rating – R
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