About the author***
Jeremy Boggess has always felt since childhood that a chain of events would be set in motion, and that his task would be to help us all get through those changes. Born in 1971, he moved from America to Europe in 2016. A desire to make a positive contribution to people’s lives led him to run several times for the Idaho Senate in the 2000’s as an independent. While running for office in 2008, he self-published Thoughts & Responsibilities, a book of philosophical observations. Boise State University and Lewis-Clark State College have both awarded him degrees in business. His concern for the future of humanity also led him to study philosophy and sociology since childhood.
BREW Question: Did you love reading books when you were little? Why or why not?
Author’s Response: Yes. I have always loved to learn.
BREW Question: At what age did you start reading books? What were your best memories of that time?
Author’s Response: Since I was a toddler. My first favorite book was “In a People House” by Dr. Seuss.
BREW Question: What was the first book you loved reading? Why?
Author’s Response: My most memorable reads are “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury and “Animal Farm” by George Orwell. These two works demonstrate the dangers of extremism. But, my favorite authors would have to be Socrates for his dedication to his beliefs and Einstein for overcoming obstacles to succeed.
BREW Question: When did you first think about writing your first book? Why?
Author’s Response: I first started writing short stories when I was in grade school. Poetry in Junior High. But it wasn’t until I was in my 20’s until I started writing philosophy.
BREW Question: What was the greatest obstacle you’ve encountered when you were writing your book? What made you overcome it?
Author’s Response: 1) The fear of not being able to communicate my message.
2) And, I haven’t. But I keep trying.
BREW Question: What pieces of advice can you give aspiring authors? What worked for you?
Author’s Response: 1) Always carry something to make a quick note to yourself. Before the age of telephones, I would always carry a pen and piece of paper.
2) Know with telephones I can send a send a text message to myself or record my thoughts onto a sound file.
BREW Question: Who are the authors or what are the books that had the greatest influence on your own writing? Why?
Author’s Response: Ray Bradbury and George Orwell for demonstrating the dangers of extremism.
Socrates for his dedication to his beliefs.
Einstein for overcoming obstacles.
BREW Question: What are your current or future writing plans? What can readers further expect from you?
Author’s Response: Right now, I am concentrating on promoting my various free articles and continue to write more.
- “Taking Action for a Better Tomorrow”
- “Protecting Noble and Just Causes from the Extremist”
- “Rise and Consequence of the Radical or Extremist”
- “Dangers of the Slippery Slope”
- “Saving Capitalism”
- “A New Dark Age?”
- “Changes for a Learning Opportunity”
- “Coalitions and Alliances Crossing over Borders in Our New World”
- “Thoughts and Responsibilities”
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