Author Guest Post With Jaden Braniff

Jaden Braniff  has kindly agreed to guest post here about his work, and share his inspiration for becoming a writer in honor of his debut release, The Producer.

 

 About The Author:
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Jaden was born in New West Minster BC in 1972 and moved to Kamloops BC just shortly after. Through his early years, music, film and acting were his passions but story telling was always there lurking in the form of poetry and song writing. This led to bouncing between the decisions to become a rock star or actor and he tried his hand at both. It wasn’t until he finished high school that he realized one needed a job to pay bills.

Moving around the West Coast of Canada for the last twenty years, Jaden always had a journal with him. There were many stage plays and stories that made it to paper but few were selected to hit an independent theatrical stage. It wasn’t until Jaden was approached with a concept for a stage play from an independent recording artist that he started to take his writing seriously. He jumped at the opportunity to pen his interpretation of the artist’s lyrics and within no time realized that it was what he was meant to do.

Upon the completion of “The Ballad of Elvis Christ,” a depiction of the pressures of the rise and fall of a musical icon, a story that burned in the back of Jaden’s mind for 20 years, begged to be shared with the world. Through Jaden’s words, the world of “The Producer” came to life.

Jaden has found that his passion for writing has hit a new level as the barrier that once held him from stepping into the world of “Author” no longer exists. A husband and father of two, he still lives in Canada and has great expectations of a bright future.


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Guest Post:

                “My inspiration to become a writer is born from a loving deception told to me by my Mother. Mother’s don’t lie; they manipulate the truth to enhance their children’s well-being.

When I was in grade ten I was having some struggles with my education, nothing was catching my interest and my grades began to slip. I had always been involved with drama and lost in the prospect of being a musician. One day after a parent teacher interview my Mother told me that my English teacher had been very impressed with a poem that I had managed to write in a matter of minutes, after he had woken me up quite abruptly in class. His concern of course was that if I didn’t apply my talent every day that I would fall behind so far that I would have to repeat the year; this was the misrepresentation of fact.

The truth in fact was much more sinister. My teacher had told my Mother that he was going to have to fail me. He described my lack of interest was so intense that I was falling asleep in class and not paying any attention. From what I can gather, he let my Mother read the poem that I had written and being an avid reader herself, she saw my potential and chose to play on my vanity for my own good. That night when she came home, we sat and spoke and she spun her trap. I fell hard for the kind words and encouragement that I was receiving and that semester I finished the year with an “A” in English.

I found out the truth many years later when I was re-telling the story from my point of view and my loving Mother felt it was time that I knew the facts. At first I was a little depressed that I had been manipulated and that perhaps I wasn’t as talented as I had been led to believe, but then again I thought that if my Mother had faith in me, maybe there was some truth to her lie…sorry, fabrication. Basically the world has my Mother to thank for the stories that will find their way from my imagination to their libraries.”

About The Book:


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Title: The Producer
Author: Jaden Braniff
Publication Date: June 7, 2013
Publisher: Nevermore Press

In the not so distant future the Government is Business. The populace is lulled into complacency by the use of subliminal videos. There is order and peace; drugs and disease are things only seen in History class. But in keeping with human nature, there are those who seek to exploit the system and create a world they believe to be free from tyranny. Vid addicts rot their minds with hacked files, consumers are compelled to enhance the global economy and censors subdue those that seek to speak freely. Conspiring in the shadows of a semi-utopian society, The Producer plans a concealed revolution that will change the meaning of our existence.

 

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Happy reading until next time!

lucy