Orsayor: In one sentence, who are you?
Brian: I’m an intense and loyal person who has very little patience with people content with mediocrity.
Orsayor: In order of importance, how would you rank: happiness, money, love, health, fame?
Brian: Love, Happiness, Health, Money, and Fame
Orsayor: If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?
Brian: Forever. I am as straightforward with myself as I am with others. Self-assessment has never been a problem of mine.
Orsayor: What song best describes your work ethic?
Brian: Hmmm…there aren’t that many songs that address the topic of “work ethic”, but if I had to choose a song I’d probably choose, Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z. I just think the song speaks to a “boss” mentality. And although I don’t have Jay-Z money, I believe I have the same “boss” mentality. I get bored and lose interest in things if I’m not involved in the final decision.
Orsayor: If your life was made into a movie what would the title be, and would it be a comedy, drama, or adventure flick?
Brian: In a movie, my life story would be a drama called, You Can’t Keep a Good Brotha Down.
Orsayor: Is there one question above all else that you don’t want to answer about yourself? What is the question?
Brian: Anything about my sex life is off-limits because it ain’t anybody’s damn business. I wouldn’t ask anyone anything personal like that and I don’t like it asked of me.
Orsayor: Can you tell readers about any upcoming books/projects?
Brian: My upcoming projects are: The Bookends Show – 3/2/15
– BOSS (Pt. 2). – 3/10/15
Orsayor: Thank you for taking a “Time-Out” with me.
Brian: Thank you for having me.
Brian W. Smith is the award-winning, bestselling author of fourteen novels to include: HOARDER, DEADBEAT, Nina’s Got a Secret, If These Trees Could Talk, and The Audubon Park Murder. His novels have earned spots on the Dallas Morning News, Amazon, and Black Expressions Best Sellers lists. He has been awarded the Male Author of the Year by several literary organizations (AAMBC and OOSA Reviewers to name a few), and he’s co-host of The Bookends radio show.
Brian’s educational background includes: Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration and Criminal Justice and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). When Brian is not writing novels, traveling to literary events, and meeting with book clubs nationwide, he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing, at a Community College in the Dallas, Texas area. Brian is a native of New Orleans, La., and currently resides in McKinney, TX.