We’re joined on the Starline by an award-winning author who survived Pitch Wars. She first tackled domestic violence in “If These Wings Could Fly” and her latest book is the powerful “We Can Be Heroes”. We welcome Kyrie McCauley.
Kyrie, let’s go Beyond the Mic. “We Can Be Heroes” tackles a topic on the third rail of society right now, gun violence and teen dating violence. How has your own counseling of others after violence colored this book?
Is a vengeance plot the right path for accountability?
The podcast and story are fictitious but they could happen. What’s the message you hope other get from your book?
Sophomore slumps are difficult for writers, why was this this so important to you?
You knocked your 2nd book out of the park, what’s your third book going to be about?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. How many times have you finished your book writing during NaNoWriMo?
How many times have you started NaNoWriMo?
2. What’s your most used word?
3. How many black and white composition books do you own, and what’s the oldest one?
4. Sadie Blue is your dog, what’s the best thing about her?
5. Describe your current mood, but only using one word?
6. Your husband and children are your biggest writing cheerleaders, they leave you notes to inspire you. What do you want them to be when they grow up?
7. You can write, but are you a good artist?
8. What is your greatest insecurity?
One Big Question
In this world of hyper-partisan politics, could the Cassandra Amendment from your book pass in this current environment?
Which character so you relate with the most? Why?
Kyrie McCauley, when doing the research for this book, how do you compartmentalize so their nightmares don’t become yours?
Beck’s VW bus is a vivid character in this story.
What’s the message that you give to people who have suffered domestic violence to take away?
She always caffeinated, overuses the hyphen and is a very bad artist. “We Can Be Heroes” is available now. We thank Kyrie McCauley for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic short cut.
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