Most common Q & A on the road so far and advice from Marcus to the kids.
Question – Do you play an instrument?
Marcus – Yes. The microphone.
Q – Who is your favorite character?
M – Skeleton Pumpkin Head
Q – Where did you get the idea?
M – While staying in a cabin at Mahoney State Park
Q – How long did it take you to write the book?
(About a year. Then another few years to edit, publish, and produce.)
Q – Is it scary?
M– It’s not scary. It’s just a story. It’s a cartoon.
Q– Who did the illustrations?
M – Our friend, Noah Witchell
Q – Where can I buy it?
M – BlackDayBook.com [aio_button align=”none” animation=”pulse” color=”purple” size=”large” icon=”none” text=”Buy Black Day: The Monster Rock Band” relationship=”dofollow” url=”https://www.mardrasikora.com/shop/”]
(Also, here is a list of book/music/ and toy stores carrying the book, plus BN.Com and Amazon)
Q– Are you working on another book?
M – Yes. Black Day Two.
Q – What was your favorite part of the process
M – Doing the Voice-over work. “One track mind.”
Q– Why is the name of the band “Black Day”?- see here for influences
What do you want to tell the kids?
Advice to the first graders about writing a story: “Learn your letters. Read books. See musicals. Do what you want.”
Advice to 3rd graders: “Be brave. Stay calm. Be nice.”
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