Thursday, June 3, 2010

Up Close and Personal with B.C. Brown

*looks left, looks right* Psssssst, we’re alone now, I think. Time for a little self exposure.
Not like THAT, you perv!
I was talking about an in depth and personal glimpse into the mind of B.C. Brown - um, me. My buddy here, J.Travis Grundon, has offered us the platform to get, personally, acquainted, and I plan to seize the opportunity in a very hands-on way.
Again with the perviness? Cut it out, will ya?
In actuality, there isn’t a whole lot to get to know about me. Other than the fact that I have a whole slew of super talented friends ( like J.Trav, Molly Daniels, P.M. Russell, Cindy Bauer, and Brandon Bennett, to name a few) who are faaaaar better at marketing and promotion than I am. What is she good at? you ask. (Or, at least, you ask inside of my head.)
Don’t look at me like that. I’m not some squeamish, simpering little chick who can’t tell you that I know I look good, I know I can dance, and I know I’m a good writer. It’s not conceit; it’s called self esteem. If I have two things in my arsenal, they are: self esteem and a pen.
Um, keyboard.
Ok, keyboard.
The great thing about both of the items I’m good at is that I can inspire with both.
Short stroll down Memory Lane...
There once was a woman, Kenzie*, who had this great romance/women’s lit. novel. A random occurrence that, um, Kenzie* was scheduled to share a book signing with moi, master of chat and awesome fantasy author. The lighting was optimal; our tables artfully displayed; and the positioning ideal to score peoples’ attentions as they came through the doors of one large Barnes N Noble store a beautiful March afternoon. I, not knowing, um, Kenzie* well, decided to feel out her approach to shoving her novel down people’s throats - you know, my approach. To my dismay, I learned that, um, Kenzie* was considerably more-
What word do I want to use? Considerate, tactful....nah...
-timid than I.
Shall we say door mouse to lioness approach, folks.
Never being shy on self esteem, I zeroed in on everyone who strolled through the front door by nearly getting in their business as soon as they passed the threshold. And, once I’d caught the perspective buyer’s attention, I artfully manuevered them back to both mine and, um, Kenzie’s* table, segueing an opportunity for her to talk about her novel. The pitch of my novel always wound down with...”And, if you’re not into kings, queens, wizards, and war, my friend, um, Kenzie*, offers something completely different you’ll love!”
How does this inspire? you ask inside my head. Well, with a little prompting on my end and a heaping dose of being shown how some serious self esteem works, um, Kenzie* is far more-
What works here? Blatant, artful...nah...
-domineering in her approach to the perspective reader/consumer.
Slightly longer stroll down Memory Lane here...
There once was a man, John* who lived for art - sketching, painting, inking, etc. And, um, John* was a good artist and fancied himself happy with that particular career choice. Enter one dashing, stylish, and creative writer-
-who called her good buddy of long standing to tell him her awesome news: She’d been published! Such was her exuberance that, um, John*, who had been secretly writing and squirreling away stories for some time, decided to lay down his art pencils-
And the graphic comic and tattooing worlds wept!
and pick up a writer’s pen.
While this intrusion (although unbeknownst to me) and diversion from his previous path was completely unintentional, um, John* has published three books and countless short stories and has set himself on a successful (if fledgling for now) career in the publishing industry.
Both of these jogs down Memory Lane are shining example of the two things B.C. Brown-
-does well. I’m not going to say that these are the only two things I do well-
Hey, watch that gutter mind there, all right. This is a PG rated blog.
-but, as far as talents that inspire others and are used for the good of mankind, they are the most noteworthy for the purpose of this article.
And, while I don’t need the justification of knowing I’m a good writer, I can understand that many people are on a “Judge as I see fit” basis. So, if you would like to see for yourself that I am what I say I am - a good writer - feel free to visit my blog where I’ve posted articles pertaining to writing/being a writer or visit my website for some examples of my writing . Oh, and in case you are wondering what I might have “in the works”, so to speak, as an author, I am polishing a full length paranormal/mystery novel, A Touch of Darkness, for submission to Papercut Books, and I am busy working on adding to my inventory of short fiction, and working on my fantasy masterpiece, Of Shadows. I have several more projects in the works, also, but, since I am a multi-tasker, they are too many to enumerate.
Hope you’ve enjoy this forray into the mind of B.C. Brown - um, me. Won’t you stop by again?

(All names included with an * have been changed - and changed poorly - to be used without permission of the owner. Mainly, I’m covering covering my happy behind should these individuals not wish to be named outright!)