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Today is the eleventh day of my new weekly series! In this series I feature authors!

First of all, I’m sorry for not being active this last two weeks, school just started and I really have 0 time for the blog… To see the other authors I featured click here! To be featured contact me here!!

Today I’m going to feature Justin Bienvenue an author that has written The Macabre Masterpiece: Poems of Horror and Gore Like A Box Of Chocolates,  A Bloody Bloody Mess In the Wild Wild West My Other Friends & Collected Scary Stories and many more!! In this post there will be a bio about the author and about one of his books, and an interview!

Justin BienvenueAbout Justin:
Writer, Poet and Author by day and night. I have always been told I have a way with words and very vivid imagination. When it comes to my creativity a teacher once said, “If only he could write down on paper what creates within his mind. He can tell quite the story”. It wasn’t until a few years later that I took a liking to poetry, I thought If I could take my creativity and combine it with my new love and appreciation for poetry. that the possibilities could be endless. Aside from the usual main classes I had in high school, I took elective courses such as Creative Writing, Arts & Culture and Epistemology which were very helpful to my writing and creativity. Of course English helped me grow as a writer as well. I also tried Journalism and while it gave me a different take and approach to writing, I found I didn’t really enjoy it and it just wasn’t for me.
I am a passionate poet and proud author of four books. When I’m not writing or reading books I’m usually promoting them. When I’m not doing anything book related my interests usually include (sometimes playing) and watching sports(Big NFL Football Fan, Baseball and Basketball), learning about History, Ufology, Egyptology, The Wild West as well as the bizarre and things unexplained.
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The Macabre Masterpiece: Poems of Horror and GoreAbout the book The Macabre Masterpiece:
Have you ever wanted a tour of the infamous underground we know as hell? To experience different levels of blood? To meet some of horrors most morbid and fearsome creatures? Or maybe you wish to get totally creeped out and be left in utter shock and suspense to the point where your heart is beating so fast that you can’t get enough? If you answered yes to any of these and you’re still wishing for a true scare, then take this trip down the path of the eerie and unknown and I do hope you enjoy all you are about to read and encounter. Who knows, maybe what your reading is lurking somewhere near you….
Do you like dark poetry? The Macabre Masterpiece intends two things, for you to take in and enjoy the literary work that is poetry and to scare the ever loving wits out of you.

Interview

Arvenig: Tell us a little about yourself and your background!
Justin: I’m a self-published indie author from Massachusetts. I’m a big football fan and enjoy history. I really enjoy writing poetry as it shows my creative and imaginative side and gives me a way to think outside the box. I have four published works and I have a background in creative writing and journalism although I didn’t really like it as I prefer fiction more. Because I write it’s given me a new found appreciate for reading which I try to do a lot more than I ever did as a kid or teen. I really enjoy trying new things that are within reason and when it comes to topic and ideas I’m always trying new things as I like to write within several different genres though I’d say horror is a constant for me at the moment.

A: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
J: People had been telling me for years that I always had a way with words and telling a great story. From when I was a child my mother and teachers would tell me and later on friends would also tell me. I however would say I wanted to be a writer when I was in high school, the thought was there and while I wasn’t entirely sold on it the idea itself was there as I found myself drawn to writing and literature classes. In 2010 I decided to write and publish my first book The Macabre Masterpiece: Poems of Horror and Gore. After that I decided that writing needed to be a constant thing in my life and the writer in me was truly born.

A: Is there a message in your story that you want readers to grasp?
J: My latest book is a crime thriller set in 1920’s Shanghai called Opium Warfare. There isn’t a direct life lesson in the book I would want readers to grasp but there is an hidden message or outlining if you will to the book. Aside from the fact that I’d like them to enjoy it I’d hope they would pick up and grasp the deeper meaning to the book besides it being about the drug opium and set in an old time.

A: What are you working on at the moment?
J: Right now Iìm currently working on my fifth book which is a sequel to my first book, The Macabre Masterpiece which will be called The Macabre Masterpiece: Repressed Carnage. Also Iìm currently learning and trying out new promoting and marketing tactics.

 

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