About the Book
Miracle Uprising is a comparison of mental anguish between two opposite walks of life. There is a boy that wants something to fight for. His story is braided with a General that has everything to fight for. It’s the basic human starvation for relevance. It’s a psychological thriller from the beginning.
About the Author
Blair James Steward is an author from the Williamsport, PA area. He is a graduate of PCT (Penn State) and the University of Phoenix. He is married with a son and a daughter. Blair also has a ginger cat called Moose.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
Miracle Uprising is a comparison of mental anguish between two opposite walks of life. There is a boy that wants something to fight for. His story is braided with a General that has everything to fight for. It’s the basic human starvation for relevance.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Anyone that has ever suffered from tragedy and could not find the meaning of it. It also serves those that want more from life but have no idea where to find it. People who have everything in life but still find themselves looking for a purpose.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
Mitch Albom and Tolkien have been my biggest influencers. Mitch Albom has the ability to dissect the things that we cherish the most. Tolkien can see a flower pot and see a world beyond our imagination. Their ability to interpret meaning is incredible.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
I always say to write down everything that is on your mind. Do not criticize yourself when you are putting your ideas on paper. There is a time for critiquing, but that is not the first stage of writing. The thoughts in your head are more interesting than you think.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
My Facebook is Blair James Steward. Look for a lanky redhead with a wife that is way too good for him. I also have two ginger babies.
Qn 6: How is the story of Miracle Uprising told? Is it a narrative of the young boy and then the General? How do you ensure the reader follows both story lines?
It is told in a chronological format. Their stories are intertwined through time. As the story moves along, they become closer to one another. I’m trying not to give too much away; forgive me for my vague answer.
Qn 7: What was your inspiration for Writing Miracle Uprising?
I have had a tough life. I was a blackout alcoholic for around eight years. It was my own form of self medication. My home was on a park bench in Harrisburg, PA. Telling this story was the only purpose that I found in life. I couldn’t stand reality so I created my own.
Qn 8: You mention that the boy wants something to fight for and the general has everything to fight for, can you give us an idea of some of the comparisons the boy and the general have?
They both have a hair-trigger reaction time. Some of the situations require it, while others are done out of passion. Both characters are from humble beginnings and are led through life by their heart.
Qn 9: What advice would you give to those who seemingly have everything in life but still seek purpose?
People that are whole on the outside but incomplete emotionally should consider charity. It’s a cliche answer, but it does bring purpose. There’s a reason that we feel good after we have helped someone. People cry for help the loudest in their subconscious. We can’t hear it, and sometimes neither can they.
Qn 10: Will you be writing a sequel or sequels to Miracle Uprising?
Absolutely. I am working on the other half as we speak. Thank you for a great interview!