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Monday, March 10, 2014

Brandon Overall on Self-Doubts & Fear #AmWriting #AmReading #SciFi

Tell us a bit about your family.
-I’m currently not married, but I am close to my parents and my little brother, Scotty.  The rest of my family lives in Michigan, but I’m currently living in Augusta, Georgia.
How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
-Doubt is one of the most dangerous emotions for someone trying to make progress on anything in life, because it is a negative spiral that makes things worse as you continue to doubt yourself more.  When you are stressed out or afraid of something, just remember this: If you can do something to fix it, then fix it.  If you can’t do anything to fix it, then there’s no sense worrying about something outside of your control.
What scares you the most?
-Failure.  I take failure extremely hard, but I always take lessons away and don’t make the same mistakes twice.
What makes you happiest?
-Working out and playing video games.  The whole day seems to go by a lot better if I lifted weights that morning, and video games are just my favorite way to spend my free time.  I can never get enough time to play games.
What’s your greatest character strength?
-My time in the Army has given me a lot of confidence as a leader and I am a stronger person because of it.
What’s your weakest character trait?
-I worry too much about what other people think of me.
Why do you write?
-Writing, to me, is the ultimate way to bring a fantasy, thought, or idea to life.  Imagine going to a movie or reading a book where your thoughts guided what happens on the screen or on the pages.  You can decide how the story will play out, but even then, it’s still a surprise to you.  It’s kind of like dreaming while you are awake.
Have you always enjoyed writing?
-I’ve always enjoyed it, but for some reason I haven’t actually taken it up as a hobby until recently.
What motivates you to write?
-I want to create stories that other people will read and remember.  I want my writing to inspire thoughts in people that they would have never had otherwise.
What writing are you most proud of?
-So far the only thing I have written is my novel Superhuman Nature but I’m really happy with how it turned out! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FGYIIPY
What are you most proud of in your personal life?
-I am most proud of following my dream and becoming an Officer in the Army.  It took a lot of work, but it was definitely worth it.  My life is exactly where I want it right now.

Superhuman Nature is Brandon Overall's first novel. It was written and published during his first deployment to Afghanistan as a 2nd Lieutenant in late 2013.
Neil Hitchens was a senior ROTC Cadet in college. He was just weeks away from graduating and becoming an Officer in the United States Army, until a strange dream set off a chain of events that would twist his life into something he could have never prepared for.
In the days following his dream, several strange happenings occurred that he began to suspect were the result of his own actions. Before long, he discovered that he had the ability to control the world around him with his mind.
What started out as an unpredictable ability quickly evolved into an extraordinary power that had the capacity to change the world. It didn't take long for the government to find out what Neil could do.
They knew having such limitless potential on the side of the US Military could give them limitless political influence, and they would stop at nothing to get Neil to do their bidding. They would find out what happens when you back a dangerous animal into a corner.
Neil spent his whole life believing he would amount to greatness, but he never expected how greatness could corrupt even the most innocent of minds.
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Genre – Science Fiction
Rating – PG-13
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