AVERAGE JOE AND THE EXTRAORDINAIRES
by Belart Wright
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.
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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AN INTERVIEW WITH BELART
-What inspired you to become a writer?
Partly my own talent for it and overactive imagination. But mostly from the encouragement of my older brother and high school creative writing teacher, Ms. Jean.
-If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?
I would learn craftes, the primary vehicle for magic in my various books.
-Give us a fun or interesting fact you learned researching this book.
Boy, oh boy! I’ve learned several. Each chapter brought something new to look up. The most random piece of information I learned was about the succession of governorship in Florida. I also learned about how clock towers actually work and what their functions were.
-Which of your characters would you go out for drinks with?
A combination of Joe, Kate, and Mod would be pretty fun. But I’m an older than them so I’d have a much better time with Liandra and Dahlila ;-).
-If you could go back in time and give your pre-published self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Be more patient and take the time to learn and research more before publishing.
-Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?
Never is a strong word. That said, I have very little interest in writing erotica or religious fiction. But I try not to say never when I can avoid it.
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.
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