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welcome once again to the complicated burrito. Here's your podcast host Alan Brooks. Today's guest is claim or author of the 21st Centurion, which is a social satire. Set on the fictional planet of cable are June Psychosis and Proof Rock are three of the main characters in this riveting tale of two armies fighting in a deadly game that in reality has been waged for the entertainment of the inhabitants of planet. See, Clay, welcome to the complicated burrito.
Hey, you know, I love the way that you interlaced America politically and culturally within the fabric of the planet Cable.
Thanks. It's fun to D'oh.
Who were the found links? Are they? What's their relation to the ceilings?
Uh, found links. And the maybe moon er's are more or less the same.
Are they a gang?
Uh, no. Just a generation basically mirrors the baby boomers. Found Blink is a takeoff. Missing link only went the opposite way.
That's brilliant. I was reading, you know, just like the definition of century. And that's a professional officer in the Roman army who commanded ah, 100 men and
I was curious how you came up with the title plus all the unique it names the different names of your characters
Kind of come Thio Pay attention, Thio Society parody mostly a 21st century and I spelled it different.
that instead of an IE. Yeah, right.
What? I think your book would be an incredible movie. I'm really into science fiction and adventure. Is there any plans for a possible movie deal?
Well, doesn't one green play written, but, uh, they change things so much that it has been, uh, that hearing to this book as much as I'd like to. Well, let's go get another screen pay written. And, uh, it was based on the high plains on a different planet. And, uh, the person who wrote it started it off in the jungle somewhere. So that's Hollywood,
All right? Yeah, I was just I was curious. Is Arjun character based upon you Are Are you Arjun?
I hope some what, but I've never been to a different planet. Anyway, I've, uh I heard someone say once every character in the book, there's a part of the other in it. So you have to cop to that, I suppose. Hey, I am Margene.
I was, uh I was curious about that. Now you write a lot of poetry too, right?
Yeah, I got a volume of poetry out.
So you've published your work already? Is it available on Amazon?
Uh, the book is Amazon and Barnes and noble dot com. But my poetry has been mostly This will be an introduction. Thio.
They're not very, uh, thrilled about publishing poetry because it doesn't sell very well.
Right. Um, now, when you're younger, you in the army and you served in the Special forces, Is that right?
Yeah. There's a little bit on this embellishment that claymores my 10 names. Right. So I was, uh I can't remember about the streets of it
now, are you? Is there any plans of doing a follow up to the, uh, to the book like a sequel?
Uh, no. I might do a prequel because the sequel is you go to the end of the book. Can read the very last three or four lines. You understand that the sequel's already been written three biblical times since it's on a different planet. Could be, you know, anywhere, Anytime,
Right? That's that's really amazing. That's a cool twist. So I'm going backwards and telling the story, right?
Yeah. Going backwards. Go forward.
That's cool. So, um, you purchased the farm when you got out of the service. And Ah, is that what you do? All your writing?
Uh, four. Did Brutus book? I'm more or less retired from farming now,
Did you have livestock and all that kind of stuff for?
Oh, yeah, mostly just cattle. I didn't have chickens and stuff we used to when I was a child and pigs and such Ate your own A lot of special owns what we raised garden. You have a big garden. Two grand
is a lot of work.
Yeah, it is. But it's worth it.
And, you know, we don't have all the preservatives and stuff in your food.
steroids, like cattle are fed. And
so are you working on a different book right now? Possibly.
Is there any chance you could tell us when that might be available?
O probably. But starting next year, about this time
now. Now your last book, That was What was that? Over 300 pages, right?
Yeah. Closer for
now. How long does it take to put something like that together
That won't take a long time. I've never written anything before. Still working in the farms That took a while about five years close to that. Anyway,
now, with the current climate of politics in America is just gonna play into your new book?
Um, it plays into the old one. Must say no, the new and probably want. Although I'm sure I'll make some snide comments here. They're about going on
Well, you know, reading your bio. It said that, um, you know, you were born in America, but not by choice. And so I figured you had a lot to say about the political climate.
Yeah, mostly in that book, I think, uh, there doesn't be much going on. Can't be, uh, interpreted that way. Now
what? It's just gotten insane. You know, the whole I think that I think I think we've fallen into some kind of vortex. And when we woke up in a parallel universe and because I don't I don't recognize what's going on.
I know. It just seemed like America anymore. My father east be whatever political leaning he waas they would. He talked to people who were play tiddly in any other way and just give each other the business, you know? But there was never any, uh, hatred or volatile behavior because you were didn't thank the way someone else's. But now people won't even talk to you.
Yeah. Yeah, I've seen it myself, you know? You know, like on the social media on Facebook. And but, uh, yeah, we'll have to see what happens in November, I guess.
Yeah, I think, uh, I was reading them a little bit of a psychology cause initiative. Dissident really explains a lot. Uh uh, What's going on right now?
What? What is that? What does that mean?
Well, you know it. And harmonious in the thought process, or you can, uh, he blatantly one thing, but a person sees it interpreted differently, okay? And be the exact same thing. That's roughly it.
Okay, well, I see that every day.
Yeah. Yeah. And you can't really have an argument explain to someone because they're emotionally linked. Thio their point of view.
is egotistical or egotistical,
right? Well, you know, we used to pretty much trying to have an open mind and respect each other and agreed to disagree, you know? But yeah, it's a different world.
Yes, that America's first instead of the They're what they think America should be or kind of greedy to
now, when you were Ah, how did you get your book Deal. You're with the publishing house, right?
Right. Uh uh. They called me up. I was online, posted it with another publisher. And, uh, another publisher called and said since it was selling all that well said he could do a better job. And they had so far,
that's that's exciting. Handcuffed publishing. Now, that's cool. Well, I mean, I'm sure that a lot of authors, you know, struggle to get published, you know?
Oh, sure. That's, uh oh. I couldn't really give you any anybody. Any advice on how to do it? Just keep chopping away. And eventually, someone No, it may take a while. The law. Often publishers don't even read it. They just look a synopsis of it and, uh, see if they could think they could sell it, and then they might publish it.
Leading a although they don't even read them if you don't have an agent.
Ah, so it's a sight Music is just like the music. It's just like being a musician.
You gotta have an agent and a father share.
Yeah, You gotta have somebody else are telling them it's available. In some ways, it's easier on the Internet and stuff some ways.
Well, you're on Amazon. That's huge. And, um, what was your Barnes and Noble? Barnes and Noble. Yeah, that's a big one that now they got locations all over the country. So
now, if someone wants your book, they can order it online, or they can go to Barnes and Noble and physically order it. Correct? Yes. Awesome. Is it available to download?
is that your candle with Amazon?
Okay. Cool. Well, um, Clay, it was really interesting talking to you today. Did you have anything that you wanted to add to our conversation?
Uh, how about this cheese?
Ah, go, Chief. That's right. Our I live in Kansas City in our town is going crazy. It's been a lot of fun.
It's been a long time. I'm almost, uh I don't know how to react, you know? Hurry and make it. What? No e.
I grew up here, And, uh so I remember. You know Hank Stram. Lynn Dawson. You know, you know. So my roots go way back. So is that real exciting? And I'll tell you a little funny stories. I watched all the way up to, uh, into the fourth quarter and my phone rang. I went in the other room, was talking to come back, and we were losing when I got the phone call and come back and we're, like, up 11 points. That's like what happened?
That's amazing game.
Yeah. So I had to wait till the next day to see the, you know, the replay so I could catch what happened. It was exciting.
Yeah. I never did see the replay. That very last interception. I mean, the game was reached by then, but, uh, wait, high up. Got that thing?
Yeah. That long past.
Yeah. Yeah. Went for the ball. Didn't bother. He hit the man. He didn't only hit the man. I don't think
he just threw it hard. Man, the thing is that I was told, you know, everybody was saying, you know, they always they're the underdogs and they come back in the in the last few minutes. And sure, enough.
Yeah. Uh oh. Sweating it.
Well, Clay, it was really great talking to you today, and I want to thank you for being on the podcast. Um, I'd liketo have you back. You know, when you get this new book out and catch up with you and see what you been up to,
Well, thank you
Yeah. Thank you, Clay. You have a great day, sir, and I will talk to you soon.
All right. Thank you very much.
All right. Bye, Clay. Thank you. All right. That was a great conversation with claim or author of the 21st Centurion available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble on behalf of a revote 24 Radio. I'm Alan Brooks for the complicated burrito 24 24 hour Music Connection. When you knew the best from across the globe.