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Posted By John Poindexter

Hello, well spring is still not here. One weatherman said he expects us to go straight to summer. That is fine with me. I will not fuss about being hot, after this winter.

This week I am talking with the new author M.J. Steven, who has written an eBook titled We All Die! Hello M.J.

M. J. - I am glad to be here John.

-- What made you decide to write this story?

M. J. - Actually it was everything that has been going on over the past few years with all the shootings. I thought it would be a good story on what would happen if one of our military members was driven to revenge, instead of duty.

-- How did you get started writing?

M. J. - I started probably like anyone else, I decided to sit down one day and write out a story that had been brewing in my mind for several weeks. I was not, and still am not, sure it will sell, as it is quite a bloody story. Even with the love story that leads into it, people may not get hooked on it.  I wrote for a few weeks and then put it away. Then pulled it out and let a couple of my closest friends read it. From there it went back into rewriting stage.

-- I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did.

M. J. - You and they read it and told me that you thought it was a good story. So, I decided to make it better. And that is where I am at today, making it better by adding more to the love story and even to the main plot.

-- Is this type of writing you plan to do or is there other work you would like to try?

M. J. - Crime fiction is one my most enjoyable genres, but someday I may try to write a serious story where the lovers live happy thereafter.

-- What can you tell us about your protagonist James A. Jones?

M. J. - He is your normal high school kid that grows up not knowing what he wants in life, except the girl that he is madly in love with. He is not the rough jock type and we see this when he gets beat up trying to protect his girl after encounter with the local hoods. And like any normal kid he sees a bright future in the new military poster. He decides that they can make him what he wants to be and goes to sign up.

-- It does seem that is what gives him the courage to ask her to marry him. Was that your idea at first, before the story went bloody?

M. J. - Yes, it was. I thought it would be a nice family tale about how he made a man out of himself in the military. It still shows that and more, especially when he gets out.

-- How do you think the type of individual targeted in the story will react to how it plays out?

M. J. - Hopefully, they will realize it is fiction and even though fiction can come true, it is written to entertain, not to be acted out in real life.

-- I want to thank you for letting me read the draft and for talking with me today. Maybe we can chat again when the story comes out in eBook about how it is doing.

M. J. - My pleasure. I enjoyed your eBooks, which is why I decided to go that route with this one. I will be glad to answer any questions you have any time.

-- I do have one more. Have you thought about making this into a video game?

M.J. - Yes, there have been talks with a new company about turning it into a one-person game. We will see where that leads in the future.

-- Thanks again and I hope we can keep in touch.

Well, folks my talk with M. J. Steven was very enjoyable. I cannot wait to see the latest edition of We All Die!

Don't forget to leave your comments down below.


If you have questions for M. J., I will get them answered and place the answer in the comments section.


Until next time, think warm thoughts and hope spring gets here before another snow storm.



Posted By John Poindexter

I want to again thank Kate Bloomfield for allowing me to post her article. It is a great piece of advice. If you missed it check the archives.


The Red-Winged Black Birds are back. They are the true sign of spring, especially since the Robin doesn't migrate that much anymore.


Two weeks warm weather will here be to stay, be prepared, and break out the shorts and sleeveless shirts. Oh wait, some of you have been wearing them all winter.


Anyway, all you sane people get yours out and wash them up. You will need them soon.


I hope to get back to writing soon. Of course the Muse is still vacationing somewhere the heat is located. Hope she stops by before too long. A new story is needed and Pat Michaels is screaming write it.


What have you been up to lately?  Any writing or whatever it is you like to do?


Don't be afraid, leave a message below and let us all know what is going on in your world. We will enjoy hearing about it.


A new author M. J. Steven has written a bold look of what it is like to lose a love one to gang violence. Of course, the retaliation is bloody.


I have read the draft and I tell you it shocked me with what happens in the story. It will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what the next move is going to be.


MJ said to look for We All Die to come this summer to an eBook dealer of your choice. It will be available for all formats of tablets.


I asked him why is he going eBook with this one and his answer was quite simple.  EBooks are selling better than hardback books. Besides, I can make it cheaper for someone to get a copy. If I publish it in hardback, it has to be over ten dollars. On the web, I can charge under three and have more sales.


Well friends, this is all I have for this installment. I hope you leave a comment or two and let us know how you are doing.


Until next time, think warm thoughts and remember spring is here in two weeks.







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