My Temporary Life – Martin Crosbie

Author Interview: Martin Crosbie

I would like to introduce Author Martin Crosbie, the winner of the B.R.A.G. Medallion.

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Please tell us about your book, My Temporary Life.

Thanks, Stephanie, I’d love to, and thanks for the opportunity to do this, too, I really appreciate it.

My Temporary Life is a story told in two parts. The first section is a coming of age story about young lad who never has anything permanent in his life. He’s shipped between his parents, his father who lives in Scotland and his mother who lives in Canada. Throughout his childhood, he’s faced with not only two very different cultures but also bullying and poverty.

The second part of the book picks up twenty years later where the boy, now a young man, is stuck in a major life rut. He meets a girl who had her own traumatic childhood, and through a series of circumstances, the most important being that he falls in love with her, he’s given the opportunity to help her recapture something from her childhood.

It’s been called a coming of age/suspense/romance, and I know that sounds confusing, but hopefully it sounds intriguing too.

Was there any challenges you faced writing this story?

This story is fiction but most of the events told in the novel did indeed happen. If they didn’t happen to me, they happened around me. So, I was either a participant or an observer for all of them
In writing the story I had to go back there, and sometimes that was okay, and other times it wasn’t so okay. When you’re writing a story, you reach a point where the story, the characters, everything, takes on a life of it’s own. And, for me, it doesn’t stop when I close my laptop. That world that I’m creating, or re-living, is with me all the time. So, although I was disappointed to leave the characters behind when I finished writing, I was also glad to have the closure too, and when I uploaded that manuscript, and hit the publish button, it was quite an emotional experience for a lot of reasons.

My Temporary Life is a story told in two parts. The first section is a coming of age story about young lad who never has anything permanent in his life. He’s shipped between his parents, his father who lives in Scotland and his mother who lives in Canada. Throughout his childhood, he’s faced with not only two very different cultures but also bullying and poverty.

The second part of the book picks up twenty years later where the boy, now a young man, is stuck in a major life rut. He meets a girl who had her own traumatic childhood, and through a series of circumstances, the most important being that he falls in love with her, he’s given the opportunity to help her recapture something from her childhood.

It’s been called a coming of age/suspense/romance, and I know that sounds confusing, but hopefully it sounds intriguing too.

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