The Marc Brissett Interview
We heard about this talented new author through a good friend of ours and we’re glad to interview him. In case you’re not aware of Marc Brissett, chances are you will. He’s the new author of Lottery Pick and Invisible who brings a lot of energy and intensity to his work, as you’re about to find out.
Who is Marc Brissett?
Marc Brissett is a New York Author who delved into writing books as a natural progression from his first experience with writing, song writing. Marc has been writing songs since he was a teenager, his first book;Invisible about twins is based on a song he wrote called “Invisible man”. He also credits his mother as an inspiration as she was a twin herself. Her twin died at birth much like the character in his book. Marc has been a BMI writer since the early 90’s and one song he wrote appeared in a New Line Cinema film. Marc has also added voice over to his list of skills when he voiced a toy commercial for Roseart.
Marc’s first love will always be athletics as he ran track and played basketball in school. His wall full of trophies in what he calls the “Bling Bling” room would give you an indication of how athletic he is. Marc prides himself on being called one of the fastest kids in the country when he was in high school. Marc later turned his attention to basketball and played point guard for his college team. He now runs a youth basketball league called MVP Basketball League for the youth in Queens, NY.
Marc brings the same intensity to writing books as he did to sports. Marc uses a lot of his athletic experiences in his writing, if you see a basketball story or a basketball character in a story he wrote, it most likely came from a real life experience.
How long have you been writing?
Good question? All my life but writing books, since 2009.
What inspired you to write Invisible?
Invisible was inspired but my mother who’s twin died at birth, the book is about twins separated at birth and one believed to be dead. My second “Lottery Pick” was inspired by a true story about a homeless boy that grew up to play pro basketball.
What steps did you take to publish your latest book?
With my first book I did the whole submit your manuscript to publishing houses route. I wrote a query letter and sent out. To date no publishing companies have called back, so I self published.
What’s your favorite part in either one of your books?
This is a poem from my first book entitled “Invisible”:
“The perfect woman would possess qualities that give pleasure to the senses or exalt the mind. Her exceptional appearance could arouse feelings of orgasmic proportion submerged in the coldest of hearts. Harmoniously her beauty and intellect merge to form a presence that if not perfection…it is as close as my mortal mind can imagine. As she walks, the ground trembles but invites her every step. The air that surrounds her seems motionless; hence, men lose their breath whenever she is near. Does she really exist; yes she is reading this right now.”
My favorite part of “Lottery Pick” is when the two mother’s of the main character bump heads.
What is the one thing you hope the readers learn from your book?
That you can’t pick who you are related to but you can choose your family.
Outside of writing this book, I understand you’re involved in other projects. Would you mind sharing what those are with us?
I have produced a documentary film called “DON’T CRY FOR ME”. It is a documentary about homelessness and it will be in my first film festival in Aug. The Central Florida Film Festival.
Do you plan on attending any events soon? If so, please tell us where you will be?
The Central Florida Film Festival Aug 29th thur Aug 31 in Ocoee Florida.
How can the readers contact you if they would like to receive a personal copy? Do you have a website?
My website: http://www.marc-brissett.com
What advice do you have for someone just starting out as an author?
Write, write and write some more.
Is there anything else you would like to say in closing?
Don’t let anything get in the way of your dreams not even yourself.