During my career as a novelist I have known wonders! I became an International Bestseller within a few weeks of my first novel hitting the internet. While my career as a novelist flourished I had the opportunity to meet many...many different famous superstars. One in particular is the one and only Madonna! Yes, Ms. MDNA herself! Come join me as I sit down with Madonna and do her very first Blog interview. And I share intimate photos of us hanging out by the water cooler we call FAME.
W: Let me tell you that I wanted to thank you so much, Madonna, for meeting me today to allow me to interview you for Bang Noir.
M: You're very welcome...it's a pleasure.
W: I'm just so excited to see you again. I think everyone here is just as excited as I am...maybe more.
M: I hope so...Hello everyone (waves and laughs)
W: So let's get started shall we. Please tell everyone about the first time you met me?
M: (pauses) You mean when you first met me...right?
W: No, when you first met me. I know when I first met you.
M: And when was that?
W: It was on George Clooney's Yatch.
M: That's right. You were drunk and hitting on George. (laughs) You know he wasn't that into you right?
W: I think he was.
M: (shakes her head and looks embarrassed) I don't think so. I actually remember him trying to have you removed from the Yatch.
W: Ok, so moving on. (I clear my throat) So through out your whole career you seemed to have been influenced by one thing...
M: And what is that?
M: (she laughs) That's just not true. I mean I am influenced by all kinds of things. But not by you. I actually think that I influenced you.
W: I can't believe you just said that.
M: (cocks eyebrow) Well it's true. You have to face the truth sometimes...(smiles) in your career (adjusts herself in the chair)
W: I do think you were influenced by me. I mean look at some of your work. Bad Girl was about me.
M: That's not true.
W: It is. It was about me and my party life in the nineties. You were there watching me act out because of my daddy issues. I like how you changed it to Bad Girl instead of Bad Boy.
M: (shakes her head) It really wasn't about you...I promise.
W: So let's talk about other references you have of me in your music...
M: Wait... is this what the interview is all about?
W: What do you mean?
M: I mean are we just going to talk about you and how you have taken my ideas and twisted them into referencing you. None of it is true.
W: (I laugh)
M: You know during my interview in the UK I mention that there are people out there who use my name to make them famous and you know who I was talking about?
M: Well...(shakes head yes)but mostly you. If anyone is referencing anyone else it would be you about me.
W: But Madonna, I wouldn't do that. I love you.
M: Well...it doesn't show. I didn't come here today to talk about you. I never used you in any of my work.
W: That's just not true.
M: When did I do that?
W: You reference both my book Bang and its sequel Smoking Gun on your new album MDNA.
W: Yes. Gang Bang is all about my Novel Bang and in Girl Gone Wild you reference its sequel Smoking Gun. So you see...I'm not just making this up.
M: (laughs) You got me. I guess I can't argue with that. (smiles)
W: I'm sorry. I do love you and I hope you are not mad at me.
M: Of course not. I love you as well.
W: Well I guess that's all I have for you today. I'm sure we can do this again soon.
M: Not a chance in hell...(gets up and walks off)
W: Call me babe. Huggies and kisses.
Well that was all I had right now of the interview with Madonna. It was an amazing time. I mean after all I hadn't seen her in years. I am sure I will get another sit down with The Queen of Pop soon. Of course you guys will be the first to know.
***If you haven't guess this whole interview has been a fabrication of my imagination. I have never met Madonna in my life time--though I will be going to her concert. :D I will add that if this was a true interview then I would have passed out somewhere between meeting her and talking. As for the photos...The one of me with my arm around Madonna I took Guy Richies's head off and placed mine. The other photo are of me and a look-alike posing for the camera.
Sorry this pisses you off it is supposed to be fun. XO I truly love you Madonna!!
Go and get your copy of Madonna's new album MDNA
And while your on Amazon feel free to get any of my novels: BANG, The House of Balestrom, Time of The Season
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Title: SMOKING GUN, drums up a lot in a person's mind. What could happen in this book? After all, a lot of people died in the first one. I am asked why I did that in my books--why kill off a large group of main characters.
The Answer: Because the story could not progress if certain characters remained alive. And when you think about it they were only supporting characters in the big picture.
SMOKING GUN is about perception. You had a perception of the first book, BANG, when it was released. You probably saw it as cut and dry. Sex and violence. Maybe senseless sex and violence. But the fact remains that there are still answers needed and yet a bigger story to be told.
When I sat down to write BANG, I could only think about what I was going to say. What did I want to tell? The story mattered and the plot was thick with twists and turns. I decided to narrow the story into a relationship--I know that sounds strange, but I wanted you to think that it was just your average f'ed up relationship...with f'ed up characters who are all out to get one another, when in reality that was only a small part of what was really going on.
SMOKING GUN, comes in with the reveal. The term Smoking Gun is basically telling you here is the truth. Here are the facts and you have to decide what is right and what is wrong, but hold on...I'm not going to make it too easy for you. There is still a lot happening in the story, because there is something looming around in the background and it's waiting to escape...
SMOKING GUN is a straight-up thriller. Still has f'ed up characters and even more f'ed up situations. I'm behind in my edits and I could kick myself for it. But I promise once it is released you will not be disappointed. Or you will and all I can say to that is that I tried. Which means I will still be writing the next book in the series and I will be talking about all three books.
By the way to all my readers thank you so much for your support. I know my books aren't for everyone, but that is why I write two types of books. One set of the hardboiled reader and the other for the softcore readers. I know it is strange to find a writer who writes from both sides of the brain, but I want to capture you all and share with you my talents.
You can find my books on Amazon: Bang (Book 1)
Monday, April 16, 2012
Shame = Death
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