Thomas McRae Interview

Hello my fellow little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. I am completely exhausted. I am so glad that today is Friday because I am planning on talking to my college and career center councilor and my high school councilor. On top of that I am going to drive a little bit with my dad today but besides that I am going to be looking at colleges and doing some blog posts!

Anyways, why don’t we get into this post?

Oh, by the way the review on the newest book by Thomas McRae is coming soon.



1.What is your writing Kryptonite?

To be perfectly honest I wouldn’t say I have a writing Kryptonite. But like every good writer I have my weaknesses and flaws,  but I don’t make it a point to allow my weaknesses to dictate who I am as a writer and as a individual. The only real kryptonite I have is when God decides my time is up and my life must come to an end and then and only then will I stop writing.

2. What made you want to write this book?

Poetry is a very huge key element in my life. It’s my way of writing music even though I can’t write or sing a note. What made me write my poetry book Fatal Impact is basically my will and desire to go back to my roots and what started it all. Which is poetry and the Rhythm & Soul that comes with it.

3. If you could tell your younger writing self something what would it be?

I would first tell myself that self publishing is a hard difficult task. Do more research and go after your dream. But more importantly I would tell myself not to let anyone discouraged you especially your mother and father. They both mean well but this is a journey in your life they will never truly understand nor fully support. So try to develop some thick skin, be smart and genuinely resilient because your time will come.

4. As a writer what would your spirit animal be?

My spirit animal would be without a doubt a orca aka killer whale. Because they are some of the most fierce  and most intelligent living creatures on this planet.

5. While you we’re editing your book what we’re some thoughts that were going through your mind?

The only thing that was going on in my mind, while editing my book, was whether or not I was giving the people some quality material that they could enjoy plus possibly love. I take great pride as a published author, even if it is self-publishing. If anything I think it’s more rewarding because you have to do all the legwork from producing, publishing and marketing yourself and your material.

6. Do you Google yourself?

Yes sometimes I Google myself just to see what is being said and posted on the internet in regards to myself and my books. It’s kind of a fulfilling and rewarding experience, knowing that so many people can look you up even if you don’t have a social media account. Now don’t get me wrong I have had a few bad reviews, the one that stands out is from this blogger name Henk Jan Van Der Klis. I met him while reaching out to several  online website bloggers that are located in the Netherlands. Henk basically piggyback off of some other bloggers negative comments and decided to continue with the verbal assault. At first I wanted to respond but than I thought to myself and said if he felt that strongly then why accept my review request just turn me down. Then I thought not everyone can do something like you so they criticize and attack you, the best response is to be a bigger person and overlook those who secretly hate and depise you.

7. What would sum up your book?

Fatal Impact is a unique and extraordinary poetry book, filled with passion and desire Plus a raw energy manifested with knowledge and Truth. Fatal Impact is something anyone and everyone can relate to especially if you’re open Minded plus free spirited.

8. What advice do you have for other writers?

Always allow your passion to guide you to the unknown. Because life is an adventure worth searching and exploring till the day you die.

9. When did you decide that you wanted to become a writer?

I think deep down inside I always knew I was a writer, it just took me awhile to figure it out. Life is funny that way you can go your whole life having a gift but never truly exploring your expectations and then all of a sudden your expectations  finally decides it’s ready to explore you.

10. When did you first start writing?

Since a little kid I love to write and read. But trying to figure myself out as a writer, it’s still a question I haven’t gotten the full answer on. I only hope I live long enough to find the answer I’m looking for.

11. What do you believe is the hardest part of writing?

it depends on the person and their style plus technique. Personally I find it more difficult to write poetry, because I tend to listen to a lot of songs that inspires me to write.  While my short fiction novels are primarily inspired by personal experiences plus some of other people’s facts. But at the end of the day the only thing that’s hard about writing is figuring out what you want to write about and getting off your ass and just doing it.

12. How did you pick your book cover?

My dear friend Mrs. Virginia Bell gave me this page savor that was in the design of a mountain view with blue clouds in the background. I’ve held on to that thing for years when it suddenly hit me to use that beautiful gift she gave me as the cover for Fatal Impact my poetry book. Mrs. Virginia Bell passed away several years ago, but her heart and spirit will always be cherish and never forgotten. And that is why everytime I look at Fatal Impact I immediately get chills running down my spine because it reminds me of her.

13. How can your readers discover more about you and your work?

You can always go to and  Search for author Thomas McRae. Or contact my book publishers Author House publishing, Eber and Wein publishing plus I Universe publishing. Email me anytime at or get in touch with my Jessica Starks who is a blogger web designer entrepreneur and a new self publishing author as well. She has my contact information since I speak to her regularly it probably better to contact her to get to me.

14. Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?

Fatal Impact is in stores now. You can order it at Amazon, Barnes and Google and every other book retailer online. If you like poetry than you will love  this book. Check it out on Goodreads for accurate reviews.


Thomas Leslie McRae Biography:

Years Active since 2009 till present

Book Publishers

Author House publishing
Eber and Wein publishing
I Universe publishing

Published books:

Poetry for the soul
The soul of a poet
The Lost poems
Poetic Salvation my acknowledgement to our Lord 1 & 2
Blue Print
Street Trash
Pimp in the pulpit 1 & 2
Fatal Impact
Testimonial Truth A Book For The Brothers political
The best of Thomas McRae

 Book Reviews and Barnes and Google Nikki McNamara book blog Jennifer Tooker, owner Rod Lewis and the pen and needles blog owner Jessica Starks.

    Book Bloggers Interviews

A.F. Stewart owner of are you afraid of the dark blog and Eclectic Moods Blog plus Just Books Blog owner Rainne, Samantha Reza blog and Thunder Horse Publishing.

     Online radio interviews

Artists first radio network with Tony Kay and Talk network radio with Jeff Heiser and Steve Coplon right thinking Foundation also affiliated with Talk network radio. Breanna J Marshall For The Love Of Words 100.9 Fm WXIR radio John F McMullen radio show, KWVA Radio, Jonathan Clancy and
Mathew Majeski radio show.

  News paper and magazine

The Wave newspaper located at Far Rockaway Queens NY and the bulletin sponsored by The New York City Housing Authority.

         Poetry certificates

Fatal Impact by Thomas McRae is currently newest book project for sale order at any online retailer.

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