In a recent post, I shared about a book that is on the bookshelves now due to an early release. I had an opportunity to interview the author himself through a Q&A. Let us get behind authors, businesses, and those who are unafraid to proclaim the pro-life message.
1) Tell us who you are and your personal background (family, occupation, where you live)
A: I’m Brian! I converted to Catholicism five years ago from a church-hopping Protestant! I have a wife and daughter, and we’re from Alabama. I am an IT guy for a major hospital down here and am blessed enough to still be working during this pandemic. I also run a Catholic meme page on Instagram, @Cathoholicism -I started that account at the end of 2018.
2) You have a book that is coming out later this spring. What is it called? What is it about?
A: I actually released it ahead of schedule this very morning! It’s called STORK: Sowing Season. It’s a dystopian themed fiction set in the 2060s. A single Artificial Intelligence, named Unity, governs the entire earth. He’s banned many things that we enjoy today, but most importantly prohibits natural pregnancies. Only the most obedient citizens are capable of purchasing a lab-grown child from STORK, the company that makes them. The novel itself takes place in Birmingham, Alabama. It follows a family of Catholics and their daily struggles from secret Masses to heartaches caused by ones they love. The book also tells Stone’s tale, his path to being initiated into a religious terrorism group, called the Zealots. One other part of this web of lives includes Isaac, a detective that’s hunting the Zealots before their next attack. It covers Just War, the importance of procreation, and it serves as a cautionary tale of how our governments will increase control over us in an attempt to control pollution, disease, and disobedience.
3) Why did you decide to write this book?
A: I’ve always felt passionately about these subjects and I’ve always been a sort of artist. I grew up drawing, painting, and telling stories! This was just a project that brought me back to that creativity that I had placed away.
I also greatly desire to use my gifts and talents to entertain and further inspire people who are likeminded or will be likeminded. I feel as though there’s a great drought of
conservative/traditionalist entertainment and art. The world is filled with degeneracy and sin. I’m tired of people thinking that you have to fill fiction with sex and crudity to capture the attention of viewers/readers.
4) I noticed something that makes your book stand out and judged by its cover. What made you use a stork?
A: The Stork has always been a symbol of new life! I thought there would be nothing better than to name the company from the story that symbol. As I mentioned earlier, STORK is where all the would-be parents go to purchase a lab-grown baby. In the cover, you’ll also note that the Stork carries a scythe as well. This is meant to show that STORK is now also a wielder of death.
5) What is the message of the book you hope to convey to your readers?
A: I hope readers will take this story as a warning for them and their children. We are replacing God with automation and technology. The progressive agenda will NEVER stop; it is a system of constant erosion. Aside from the major themes in the story, at its heart, I hope it inspires the readers to seek reconciliation with God. There’s no sin, no life-time filled with them, that God can not wipe clean in an instant!
6) Your book could not come at a better time. We see today how our rights are being forfeited for something that can conquer our freedoms, we have. How well should this resonate to those who are afraid to take a stand?
A: I think the book really has an opportunity to reveal to many the possible threats we face in a not so distant future.
The important thing to realize, is that many of the freedoms, the progressive freedoms will have the reverse effect on us. Fighting for rights such as abortion not only belittles the significance of life, but will lead us to surrender our right to create life.
7) What are some ways people can purchase your book?
A: Amazon! There are paperbacks for $15.99, and Kindle, ebooks for $3.99. Anyone that has any questions can always visit me on @Cathoholicism on Instagram and ask away! I’m very good at responding.