Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Author Profile Jeremy Breitenbach

I’d like to thank Jeremy Breitenbach for stopping by and sitting down with us for a few minutes on our virtual couch and answering a few questions.

Can you tell us a little about yourself? My name is Jeremy Breitenbach.  I am legally blind with cerebral palsy.  I use Braille.  I've been writing since I was 15.  I started out with writing original stories based off of The Legend of Zelda and original stories based off a '90's cartoon I love called Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, but in the years since I stopped writing the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog stories, but still continued to write The Legend of Zelda stories.  I evetually created an original series based on The Legend of Zelda consisting of 3 books so far.  I also began writing my own original stories based on the anime Dragon Ball Z (which I'm a HUGE fan of); so far writing 3 original Dragon Ball Z stories.  In 2009, I started writing my first real book; a book for adults entitled The Gateway finishing it in 2011.  While writing that I began writing children's books.  I've written four (so far).  Those books being: The Abduction of Benjamin Williams, My Dog George, Tim's Story, and Lost in Wisconsin.  I also wrote a how-to book entitled How To Read and Write Braille.  In 2014, I came across Author Ronnie C.  Dawson, CEO and founder of Broken Bars Publishing and told him about myself and all 6 of my books.  I e-mailed him The Gateway, and long story short I published it through them.  It's available on Broken Bars Publishing's website, Amazon in paperback and Kindle, and Barns and Noble's website for Nook.  Here's what all 6 of my books are about - How To Read and Write Braille: details how to read and write Braille, The Gateway: a physicist opens a gateway on a planet within another dimension which leads to an alien invasion; violence and strong language, The Abduction of Benjamin Williams: a family gets betrayed by a neighbor they thought they could trust, My Dog George: a boy's dog runs away, Tim's Story: A boy becomes an orphan after his parents are killed in a tragic car crash.  (None of the characters in this book are based on actual people.  The basis for this book was inspired by the story told in Contemporary Christian Music artist Steven Curtis Chapman's song "When Love Takes You In", and Tim's red hair was inspired by the hair color of the orphan boy in Steven Curtis Chapman's song "All I Really Want".), and Lost in Wisconsin: a boy gets separated from his parents while they are going on vacation, and due to his dyslexia boards the wrong plane.  Excerpts from all 6 of these books can be found under the "Notes" tab of both my official Facebook page and my personal timeline (for those that wish to "Follow" me).  Here's what the books in my original The Legend of Zelda series are about - The Hyrulean Civil War: The Saga of King Link, Book 1 (a civil war breaks out in Hyrule), The Rezlorian Empire: The Saga of King Link, Book 2 (an emperor wants to conquer Hyrule), and The Great Moblin Invasion: The Saga of King Link, Book 3 (the King of the Moblins plans to invade the Upper World).  Here's what my Dragon Ball Z original stories are about - The Return of King Piccolo (King Piccolo returns to Earth to seek revenge on Goku), Turles' Revenge (Several years after his defeat, Turles escapes from Hell in another attempt at taking over the Earth), and The Return of Garlic Jr.  (The shattering of dimensions caused by Janemba destroys the barrier which separates the Dead Zone from Earth's dimension once again releasing Garlic Jr).  Excerpts from The Legend of Zelda original series and my original Dragon Ball Z stories can only be found under the "Notes" tab of my personal timeline.  (They will not be put into Notes on my official Facebook page.  So if you are interested in reading any of these particular stories feel free to "Follow" me.) Here are links where The Gateway can be purchased:        


Here is the link to my official Facebook page:

Here's a link to my personal Timeline (I will not accept any friend reequests sorry; just click "Follow":

Who's you favorite author? Stephen King.

Do you have a favorite time or place to write? No.  I write whenever the mood strikes me.

Do you have a favorite food or drink while you write? No.

What do you do to relax? I listen to music, and/or watch TV.

As writers, we all have to deal with writer's block, what do you do when that happens? Take a break and wait for ideas to continue whatever I am working on to come to me.

 If you could ask one question of any writer, who would it be and what would you ask? Stephen King.  I would ask him which of his own books is his favorite and why.  I'd ask this out of curiosity.

 Now that we've got the easy stuff out of the way, let's talk about your book.

 Could you tell us something from you latest project? I'm currently working on Tim's Story the book about a boy who becomes an orphan that was inspired by the story told in Contemporary Christian music artist, Steven Curtis Chapman's song "When Love Takes You In".  It is the next book I plan on publishing.  But the current book of mine which is now available on Kindle, pperback on Amazon, and Nook is called The Gateway.

What genre is it? The Gateway is Sci-Fi/Horror and I'd say Tim's Story is intended for children 10 and up (including adults too; so anyone really).  I'd best describe Tim's Story as inspirational.

 Are you traditionally or self-published? I am published by Broken Bars Publishing.

What has been your biggest challenge? Overcoming writer's block?

What has been your greatest reward? Finally becoming published after "dising at it for several years.
 If you had one professional wish, what would it be? To make a living writing.

 Do you have any final thoughts or advice for my readers? If you have a dream never give up on it.  My dream was to be an author, and I never gave up.  It finally happened.

 That wasn't so bad was it? I was wondering if before you go, you could share a little from your book?

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