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Interview With … Belart Wright

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Belart, thanks for being my guest today. Tell us about you
My name is Belart Wright and I was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. I am a huge fan of fiction across all mediums. These tales are great places to stage questions and scenarios not often or never seen in the real world. I am a huge gamer, fan of martial arts and self-improvement, and have a curious mind about many things in our wide world.

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I don’t exactly know. I seem to run on autopilot these days. I am excited to get my weekends back, so now I have something to look forward to every week. I can write a lot more now! And even have some *gasp* fun.

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?
George Carlin. That man told it like it was and had amazing foresight. He was very cynical, but very brilliant. I think I could learn a lot from him in his later years.

What’s the story behind your latest book?
An average kid named Joe goes hanging out with his friends. At the football game they attend, all hell breaks loose, and Joe is forced into an adventure that he didn’t expect and one that he can’t seemingly escape.

Tell us your writing process
I don’t have much of one, since I don’t get much time off to myself. I just write when and where I can and hope for the best. I am part “prepper” and part “pantser” when it comes to writing, meaning that my best work comes partially from good story planning and partly from making stuff up on the fly and changing my well laid plans as I go. It’s a nice mix, so long as I remain flexible.

What advice do you have for writers who want to get the word out about their book?
I’m still learning the fine art of promotions myself. I’d rather not share my lack of knowledge with your readers. There are some really useful articles online about this sort of thing though and some good books on the subject as well.

When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
I always liked creating stories since I was a little kid, but I didn’t know that I wanted to specifically be a writer until about my later teenage years, sometime between 17 and 18 years old. I wrote my first book, Hell Warriors, in that span of time.

Tell us about your main character:
Joe Remington Black is an average small town kid that lives in Orangetown. He likes hanging with his friends and going to the college and high school football games. He’s grown up in a small town all his life and has a small close knit family. Joe’s most stand out quality is his kind heart. Maybe that’s what makes him more than average.

What are you working on next?
I’m currently working on several projects for this year. The first is Average Joe and the Extraordinaires prequel, Liandra and the Dream Reader. After that I plan to release the sequel book, Average Joe and the Beauty, towards the end of the year. While I’m working on releasing those books, I’m writing a new LitRPG story called Hell’s Glitch: Escape From Adventure. I’ve been putting new chapters of that story up on Wattpad.

Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?
I can sleep and write in the most uncomfortable places. It’s my superpower.

Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire), Amy Hennig (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver), and Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter x Hunter). I also want to give an honorable mention to Bruce Timm for Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.

What do you like to do with your free time?
How rare this free time is! When I do get it though, I like to write of course, watch something cool, exercise, play videogames, or hang with my friends. Going to the theater is usually a blast or catching a wrestling pay per view with my older brother.

Where can people find you on the web?
You guys and gals can find me on my blog at http://belartscorner.blogspot.com/, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BelartWright, and on Google + at https://plus.google.com/+BelartWright/posts.

Any final thoughts?
I just want to thank you and your glorious readers for this great interview and for reading this great interview! I hope you all enjoy Average Joe and the Extraordinaires along with my other books for many years to come! Thank you all!

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VBT: Average Joe and the Extraordinaires by Belart Wright

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Average Joe and the Extraordinaires

by Belart Wright

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GENRE: Action Adventure, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy

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BLURB:

On a dark and balmy Floridian night, a strange and mysterious dark haired woman stalks the shadows of the local college football stadium, on the prowl for secrets buried deep beneath the Earth. These secrets, she knows, may change everything including this small town.

While knocking back illegal drinks with his friends at the hallowed Orangetown Pickers’ college football stadium, average kid Joe Black finds himself desperately trying to save the life of a beautiful dark haired woman after a deadly explosion violently interrupts his fun and games. While trying to fathom why he would even do something so reckless he soon finds himself entangled in a dangerous game of terrorist plots, mistaken identities, hard boiled detectives, the criminal underworld, and of all things magic as he tries to escape with his life and make sense of it all.

Joe faces many challenges from all new enemies, assassins, and even his own friends. Can Joe navigate all this danger, escape with his life, and handle his biggest challenge to date, finding something about himself that is truly extraordinary? Find out within the pages of Average Joe and the Extraordinaires.

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Book Excerpt:

The brunette woman barely heard her, only figuring out what she said by reading her lips.  She continued to watch her body language closely. The blonde looked frantic as she surveyed the situation below her. The group of people were being escorted into the elevator. The blonde suddenly stood up as the kid with the silver aura, a dark-skinned little girl with almost no hair, was almost at the elevator doors.  She looked ready to leap down and attempt a rescue, but the fool had no idea how outmatched she was, or perhaps she just didn’t care.

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AUTHOR Bio and Link:

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Belart Wright was born and raised in Detroit Michigan with a short but adventurous stint in St. Ignace during his childhood. Always poor, Belart had to learn to use his imagination to fuel the fun he had. Whether it was drawing cool and dangerous looking heroes to creating fully fledged storylines with his action figures to writing stories about kids similar to himself with fantastic abilities and destinies, Belart was always an expert in delving into other worlds that were not his own.

Always naturally talented at writing, it took the advice of his brother, and a little creative boost from his high school creative writing teacher to get him to realize that writing was something he could do really well and pursue as a career. To this day he revels in building worlds and characters from the ground up such as the worlds of Hell Warriors, Story of K, Cyborgs and Deadmen, and Pannam which are all working titles.

In his spare time Belart tries to update his two blogs whenever he can, but mostly just ends up writing or editing. As a huge gamer he plays a lot of games online and off with his favorites at the time being Borderlands 2, Phantasy Star Online, X-Men Legends, and Dark Souls. He just wishes he had more time to whittle his impossibly long gaming list down which goes all the way back to PS1 and Sega Genesis classics. He and his buddies at FlubberKnuckle Studios are also working on several new game IPs. He is also patiently waiting for the next installment of the superb Legacy of Kain series.

Author Website: http://www.belartscorner.blogspot.com

Story Blog: http://www.belartsstories.blogspot.com

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+BelartWright/posts

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/11327592.Belart_Wright

Buy Books: http://www.amazon.com/Belart-Wright/e/B00R8ZPET2/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

The book will be $0.99 during the tour.

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RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

Belart Wright will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Enter to win a $10 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:

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