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Today we have a great guest! I’m happy to welcome Tyler Thompson of Laurence St. John’s new YA fantasy, Metatron: The Mystical Blade.
I wake up early in the morning tired sometimes wondering if being a superhero is all worth it. Then without notice my best friend Maxx, a black and white and gray Akita, comes running then leaps onto my bed. I get this huge grin on my face as he begins licking my face. While petting him I glance over at my dresser and see the picture of my dad. I still get teary eyed once in a while because I miss him so much. My adrenaline starts flowing throughout my body as it all comes flooding back to me why I do what I do – to stop bad people from doing bad things.
When I first figured out I had cool powers like super strength and super speed I looked up to heaven and promised my dad I’d use my powers for good. To stop evil people like Dr. Mason Payne who killed my dad in cold blood.
Oh, I’m sorry. I should have introduced myself. I’m Tyler Thompson and I’m thirteen years old. I have and awesome girlfriend, Kendall. She is the most beautiful girl in the word. Please don’t tell my mom. I’m a third degree black belt student and instructor in the martial arts discipline, Tae Kwon Do. Oh yea, I also like Taco Bell. I like all types of music however rock and roll is my favorite.
It’s kind of funny; when I was younger I always liked watching Star Wars movies, reading Marvel comic books and pretending to be a superhero. Now I’m living every young boys dream – being a real superhero. Well, I’m not actually a total superhero yet, but I’m working on it.
I have to be truthful. I wasn’t always a good kid. I use to get in trouble just like any normal boy mainly because I was mad about my dad being killed – right in front of my eyes. I would lash out and do dumb things. However, since being bequeathed with awesome abilities my karate instructor Master Tanaka opened my eyes making me realize I had to rise above and do what’s right – do the best I can, be a good person and keep my promise to my dad. I will help innocent people.
Oh, I hate to cut this short but I have to go. I just got a text alert that… Sorry, I can’t tell you what’s going on but you can read about in a book that some guy named Laurence St. John wrote.
About the Author:
Laurence A. St. John was born on January 11, 1965 in Toledo Ohio. Laurence has one older brother and two younger sisters. Laurence along with his parents, brother and sisters moved once while growing up to Genoa Ohio, just south of Toledo. While attending Genoa Area schools, he was active in track, football and baseball. Later, after he graduated from Genoa High School (Comets) in 1983, he worked for a few manufacturing companies.
At the age of 23 and after three years of dedication, hard work and sweat, in 1988, Laurence received his first-degree black belt (Shodan) in Tae Kwon Do. This gave him the self-confidence and perseverance needed to surmount anything that came his way.
When Laurence was 25 years old he fell in love then married the love of his life, Julie in 1990. He then adopted her two young wonderful children Joe and Jan shortly after.
Out of high school for nearly fifteen years and after persuaded by his former manager, Laurence attended Owens State Community College where he obtained an Associates Degree in Microcomputer Business Systems while working full-time. In addition to computer classes, he enjoyed composition classes where he could free his mind and write what he wanted.
While working in the steel processing business for almost fifteen years, Laurence’s place of employment changed hands, for the third time in 2006; fighting for his job, again. In the same year his first granddaughter, Kendall, “Papa’s Angel” was born. He described this as one of the most uplifting moments of his life. In addition, it was during this time when his emotions were running wild; he became inspired as well as determined to write his penned-up thoughts on paper.
Nearly four years later, he had completed his first middle grade fantasy novel, Metatron: The Angel Has Risen. His latest book is Metatron: The Mystical Blade.
Laurence currently lives in Northwood Ohio with his wife of 24 years, Julie. His son Joe is married to Cari and they have three daughters, Kendall, Sadie and Harper. His daughter Jan is married to Andrew and they have a son Eli and a daughter Evelyn. Laurence currently holds the position of Administrations Manager at Precision Strip, Inc. in Perrysburg Ohio, where he works full time. He continually writes in his spare time; weekends and after work, and is endlessly inspired by his five grandkids Kendall, Elijah, Sadie, Evelyn and Harper.
For More Information
- Visit Lawrence St. John’s website.
- Connect with Lawrence on Facebook and Twitter.
- Visit Lawrence’s blog.
About the Book:
Thirteen-year-old Tyler Thompson is on the verge of becoming a superhero, but he must prove himself so he can earn the remainder of his superpowers and fulfill his destiny.
When his grandfather, Benjamin, is held prisoner at AREA 51, where the eternal powers are presumed to be hidden, Tyler attempts to penetrate the base’s heavy security. However, Dr. Mason Payne, the evil scientist who killed Tyler’s father, has insidious plans of his own.
Hunted by an unknown entity, Tyler races against the clock to retrieve the superpowers, rescue his family and help the others who are depending on him. And when all hope seems lost, help comes in a power he didn’t know he possessed—a mysterious weapon known as The Mystical Blade.