And Death Will Seize the Doctor, Too According to medical science the true nature of good health is only apparent when the recipient is full of life. According to me though, hey, who cares? Just as long as you've got enough time to check out the following interview I did with my pal Jeremiah Swanson, I'm sure everything will turn out for the best. 

And Death Will Seize the Doctor, Too

1) What are your own origins, Jeremiah? Plus what path did you take in life prior to getting to where you are today?   I have been writing creatively in one way or another pretty much since kindergarten. There were times when I was more in to writing songs and poems than novels and short stories, but there was never a time when I was not writing in one way or another. So, that's pretty much the path that I've taken; the writer's path.

Healing Hands2) What inspired you to create your book, ‘And Death Will Seize The Doctor, Too’?   I've always been fascinated by the 'life feeds on life' thing. Even vegetarians feed off the life of something else. Then I imagined, what if you could just absorb the life out of something without doing any damage to its physicality? If you were some super evolved form of life that didn't need to do the dirty work of eating like the rest of us, but just absorbed the essence out of it? From there I guess it just naturally extended to what if you could absorb the life not only for yourself, but you could give it to someone else. Then, for dramatic effect, what if it wasn't some super evolved being, but just a regular person? And what if it wasn't for eating, but healing? And what if they couldn't use the lives of animals to heal, but rather other humans?

3) In your own words how would you describe this tale?   It's the story of a hero faced with the question of if he is willing to become the worst kind of villain in order to save the person he loves the most, and the consequences of that choice.

4) What song would you say best represents this project and why?   'Paint it Black' by the Rolling Stones. If you can be moved by the lyrics 'If I look hard enough into the setting sun, my love will laugh with me before the morning comes,' then you can understand the powerful force that motivated Christian to commit his horrible crime. Either that or O' Fortuna. It's my favorite song and fits this story perfectly, as it does just about every other story ever told.

5) If you could get a celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your wares, who would you choose, and why would you want to choose this particular person?   Shakespeare, probably. He seems like someone whose recommendations people would follow when it comes to books.

6) What have you learnt about yourself through this endeavour? And were their any unforeseen obstacles you had to contend with along the way?   What I've learned the most is that I have much more will power than I ever imagined. There were some really hard times when I didn't know how I would ever get what I was feeling down on paper, but I never really entertained the thought of giving up.

The main obstacles of learning to write is realizing that there really are no rules. You really do just have to 'draw a circle around your feelings', to borrow a line from painters. Now, some people will look at that and think that means 'anything I do is right', and that's not what it means. It's like with Bruce Lee and Jeet Kune Do, the style of having no style. You learn lots of different styles, but you are not beholden to any. You use whichever is best, or create a new one on the spot.

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7) During your time in this field, what is the one thing that has kept you in good stead?   Writing itself.

8) If ‘ADWSTDT’ had a motto, what would it be?   Beware the pure of heart.

And on that note, dear reader, all I have left to say is please check out Jeremiah's ‘And Death Will Seize The Doctor, Too’ by clicking on his facebook page. Or alternatively, please pick up a copy via the links provided.