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Elite by [Joseph C. Anthony]

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When I was very young I would spend a great deal of time running around the backyard by myself, making up stories and acting them out in my mind. As I've grown older I have continued to be a slave to fiction, and at 25 years old I realize that I do am not cut-out real world. I began writing "Elite" almost two years ago as a side project while I did what was necessary to provide myself with a relatively comfortable life after college. In that time I have worked two different jobs, moved across the State of Michigan, and loved and lost more times than I care to admit. I graduated from Central Michigan University where I majored in Broadcasting and minored Advertising. I pursued the field of my degree and worked in radio in Detroit for a couple years, but got burnt out on it rather quickly and decided on a change of scenery. I accepted a new job at a non-profit organization in Grand Rapids, MI. The move brought with it a noticeable improvement in my quality of life, but it did not take long for me to once again become bored with myself and realize that the only thing I want to be in life is a writer. I am generally happiest when immersed in the world of fiction - whether that world involves superheroes, aliens, or magic - and to be able to spend my life making up such stories would be a dream come true. As one of my all-time favorite story-tellers once said, "Fiction over fact always has my vote." --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00IJ1UAXY
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 18, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 520 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
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Call me Joe. Joseph is a part of my pen name but it is also my legal name and I still don't go by it, so please, call me Joe. "Joseph C. Anthony" just sounds cool on a book cover.

That's right, you can hear a book cover.

Who I am:

First and foremost, I am a nerd, and I was a nerd before the Big Bang Theory made it cool. And that's not to say that I don't like BBT. I absolutely love BBT, and if you don't, you haven't really watched it. I'm just saying that I love many nerdy things, and not just the big screen blockbuster versions of them. But that's not to say that I don't also love the big screen blockbuster versions of them...you get my point. In Joss we trust.

The point is that reality is generally lame and make believe is so much cooler. Let's face it, traveling through hyperspace is so much more interesting than on the interstate. I'm not sure if he borrowed the line from someone else, but like Jimmy Buffett says in one of his songs (I'm also a devout Parrothead), fiction over fact always has my vote.

Why do I write books?

So glad I asked. When I was a little kid I used to run around my backyard by myself imagining I was in make believe lands based on movies and TV shows I had seen, making up my own plot lines and relationships. I would literally lose myself in these make believe worlds.

It worried my parents so much that my mother quite literally had me tested. The doctor assured her there was nothing to worry about, that I was just the next Steven Spielberg. I ended up going to college for Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, and that was where I learned that making a movie is too much damn work. It is far simpler to sit on the couch for a few hours and write a chapter of a novel. And so write a novel I did.

To tell the truth I still to this day continue some of the plot lines I developed in my head years ago, I just don't run around the yard when I do it.

My inspirations:

Richard Castle and Tony Stark. They are real people, don't try and tell me otherwise.

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