Friday, January 22, 2016

Straight from the Library: Average Joe and the Extraordinaires


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Tell us about your current book in 10 words.

Average Joe and the Extraordinaires is a quirky extraordinary tale.

What are you reading right now?

I just finished reading Bookminder by M.K. Wiseman. I really enjoyed that one. Next is Moirae by Ahmed Mehreen.

Do you have any bad book habits?

I can’t think of any. I do read pretty slow though. It takes me forever to read.

E-Reader or print? and why?

E-readers are convenient; you really can’t beat having a library in the palm of your hand. I do prefer print though. It’s easier for me to read paperbacks and I can read for longer.

Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)

Haha, give me a bookmark any day. Lately I’ve taken to memorizing the pages, something I didn’t think I could do.

Favorite book you've read this year?

I’ll include 2015 too since I only read one book so far this year. My favorite book of 2015 is a tossup between Exurbia, by Alex McKechnie and Eyes of the Sun, by Christina McMullen.

When do you do most of your reading?

At random times. I don’t have a lot of free time so I read when I can.

Favorite place to read?

My favorite place to read has always been my bed, but it’s a double edge sword because I often get sleepy from long reading sessions this way.

Do you loan your books?

I would if anyone asked. I borrowed a book once. I did share once I believe.

How do you keep your books organized?

I’m currently working on it. I think I’ll do alphabetical order by author.

Re-reader or not?

Yes! I need to do a lot of this, this year. I have so many books from my childhood that I’d like to read as an adult.

What would make you not finish a book?

If I see that shortcuts have clearly been taken with the quality of it. Like if I noticed the book wasn’t properly edited or if it felt like another early draft.

Keep books or give them away?

I’m pretty selfish in this regard. I have to keep my books, so that I could read them later. I let my nephew borrow my Harry Potter books and he ended up damaging the first one and didn’t even read them. Not sure if I could ever trust anyone with my books again O_O.


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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.


She rode off, down the street on her motorbike that was now a sky blue color to match the highlights in her hair, her ponytail, and her full face helmet. As she drove, she thought of her next move. She had a long list of places she wanted to visit, mostly associated with Grabas and the secrets he held beneath the stadium. But now her focus was on getting Joe out of trouble. She needed to figure out who has gunning for him...or better yet, she had to convince the man who hired this assassin to call off his killer. That man was definitely Robert Grabas.


MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_AverageJoeBelart 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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  1. What genre do you rarely read, but wish you read more of?

  2. Thanks for the intro to Belart and his work. I am so glad you are such a good writer. Keep up the good work.

  3. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. I really enjoyed the excerpt and interview, thank you for sharing! Alphabetical by author is the way to organize!!!

  5. I really enjoyed the interview. Entering under the name of Virginia

  6. I really enjoyed the interview. Entering under the name of Virginia

  7. Enjoyed reading the interview. Thanks for the chance!

  8. I again enjoyed the interview. Thank you.