Friday, June 22, 2007

SPECIAL GUEST: Karen Magill, Author of LET US PLAY

We have another special guest here with us today at Boomer Chick! Karen Magill graces us with her extraordinary presence to talk about her book, Let Us Play, during her virtual book tour!

Boomer Chick: Thank you for stopping by Boomer Chick on your virtual book tour, Karen! Can you start off by telling us what your book is all about?

Karen: Let Us Play is about censorship, in particular music censorship. When three young men are sitting around a college dorm moaning about the injustice of the government banning rock 'n roll music, a movement begins. A movement by the name of LUPO, the Let Us Play Organization.

Their adversary the People Against Rock 'n Roll or PARR assassinates one of the members but years later his daughter ends up leading LUPO and its rebels in their fight. By this time the entire world is beginning to rally against their respective leaders who are oppressing them.

Let Us Play is an exciting thrill ride that takes the reader through the streets of New York City to the Rocky Mountains to Scotland Yard. The reader will bite their nails in anticipation and sigh at the sweetness of first love.

Boomer Chick: Your story is simply fascinating. What compelled you to write it?

Karen: So many things. I come from a family of generations of creative people and fortunately no one ever tried to stamp out my creativity. But that is what censorship does, it makes people less creative, they are afraid to use their imaginations.

We have to have certain advisories and restrictions so that parents can monitor what their children see but other than that, the arts should not be censored. With Let Us Play I took one of the arts, music, and created a scenario of what could happen if it were to be banned. Of course, there would be people fighting to bring it back. Always.

Boomer Chick: What kind of a message are you trying to get across with your book or was this written for pure enjoyment?

Karen: I would hate to say I am trying to pass on a mighty message because I dislike that. First and foremost I want my readers to enjoy the book. If they get anything else out of it then that is up to them. I wrote on one answer that I hoped they would know that -"The authority figures are not always right and sometimes those rebels are. Fight for you believe in but remember that there are always consequences to your actions. Most of all, long live rock 'n roll." -and I do stand by that. Yet if a person reads my book, puts it down and says 'I enjoyed that', then I have done my job.

Boomer Chick: I have to ask...do you like rock and roll? Who are your favorite artists?

Karen: Oh yeah, I like many genres of music but rock is my favorite. Favorites have to be Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Def Leppard, Poison to name a few.

Boomer Chick: What's next for Karen Magill? Do you have another book in the works?

Karen: I have to keep promoting Let Us Play and my first, The Bond. I want to do whatever I can with these books including researching how to best to change them into screenplay format. And the next book TJR, Truth, Justice and Rock 'n Roll will feature a different character from Let Us Play and this time leave Kaya more in the background.

Boomer Chick: Thank you so much for stopping by, Karen! I wish you happy sales!

Karen: Thank you very much for having me.

You can visit Karen's website at http://www.karenmagill.com/ or her blog at http://www.letusplaylovestory.blogspot.com/.

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