Publication date: January 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
12 years after surviving horrific massacre, 15-year- old Meho commits ruthless murders and sets in motion the event which could change the world order.
The murders are followed by the trial of the century, where media vilifies Meho as a psychopath, mass murderer, and a monster — all under the influence of FBI, who are trying to conceal the identity of the victims and protect the National Security.
The only person who believes that Meho is innocent is his 10-year-old brother Bucky, who will turn heavens and earth to free Meho. After learning the truth, Bucky is devastated, but not all things are as they seem, and the truth will be revealed at the very end.
- How long have you been writing?
I have been writing for about 11 years. A few months after I came to prison, I started scribbling my thoughts and that’s how I started.
- Where did your love of storytelling come from?
It came mostly from personal experience. All of those memories which were stored inside of me since the beginning of my life, started bursting at the seems, and that’s how I found a way to spill them out.
- What was the hardest part of writing this book?
Reflecting on the past and reliving all those horrific memories.
- What inspires you?
Anything can inspire me. I can see a star, a sunset, a bird, and and all those ideas came pouring out.
- Who inspires you?
God. Everything comes from Him. One moment there’s nothing in your head; another moment and all those words and scenes and ideas start forming.
- What are some day jobs that you have held? If any of them impacted your writing, share an example.
I was a capitalist at heart since my early age. In war torn Bosnia I was buying and selling cigarettes… when I came to US, I worked in a hotel as a houseman and bellboy, until I saved enough money to start my own car dealership. And throughout my fiction you can see references to various business(real estate, bitcoins) … most of which I was involved with.
- What do you like to read in your free time?
I like real-life stories. In them there’s temporary escape, and when you read them, you forget about your own problems when you learn that someone had it worse than you. In those stories you’ll find inspiration, motivation, hope.
- Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?
Not really. I just write. Sometimes a page. Sometimes two. Or when inspiration strikes 5. But I don’t have a set amount. The most important thing is to be engaged with your writing. Even if you’re not writing, you’re thinking about the plot, characters, scenes.
- What is your favorite motivational phrase?
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
See above. Never give up! Keep writing, keep submitting, keep striving. All that persistence and determination will pay off in the end.
After witnessing terrible war atrocities, Adnan Alisić escaped from Bosnia and came to Phoenix, Arizona where he became a successful businessman. Entangled in a gambling addiction, he was forced to execute this sensational casino heist. He can be reached at Alisic.firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.AlisicAdnan.
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