Interview excerpt from Blogcritics.com:
What made you first decide to become a writer?
I’ve always been writing in some form. At a very young age I would write short stories and essays which evolved into writing longer pieces of fiction and then finally, novella and novel length books. It’s cheaper than a psychiatrist. Whether it’s writing books or just scribbling in a journal, writing will always be part of my life. If not, then I will have a healthy psychiatrist bill.
Can you tell us about your latest book?
Blood: The New Red begins at an after party where Mickey, an ex-adult movie star turned supermodel, is aligning himself with one of top Designers of Seventh Avenue. While trying to land a job on the runway Mickey is thrown into the center of a scene where sex is often the motivation, the wine is served by year, and cocaine is back in full force. Juanita, Mickey’s girlfriend, is having difficulties staying sober, fully clothed, and off of her famous boyfriend.
Mickey goes to work for Fashion icon Paul Johnson, one of the two top designers in NYC. The other is Sandy Johnson, another designer who will stop at nothing including murder to guarantee victory. A runway exhibition has been scheduled for the two to compete in and find out who truly is the best Johnson. Mickey will be Paul’s top model, and Sandy has found a homeless person nicknamed Kung Fu Master to show his line.
In addition to getting his new line in place, Paul Johnson is also buying chain saws, the louder the better, to put the special in this special event.
Did you know that you can’t be sentenced to prison if actively seeking help at a mental facility? Paul Johnson knows this.
Somewhere between the girls, counting Vicodin pills, and show preparation Mickey has grown a conscience and no longer likes what he sees. He believes (and his psychiatrist agrees) that he has the power to change what’s happening around him.
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David S. Grant is the author of "BLOOD: The New Red", Follow David on Twitter: .david_s_grant