20 Questions with ‘Miracle Man’ William R. Leibowitz
William R. Leibowitz has been practicing entertainment/media law in New York City for a number of years. He has represented numerous renowned recording artists, songwriters, producers and many of the leading record companies, talent managers, merchandisers and other notable entertainment businesses. At one point, he was the Chief Operating Officer/General Counsel for the Sanctuary Group of Companies, a U.K. public company that was the largest ‘indie’ music company in the world (prior to its acquisition by the Universal Music Group).
William has a Bachelor of Science degree from New YorkUniversity (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and a law degree from ColumbiaUniversity. He lives in the village of Quogue, New York with his wife, Alexandria, and dog, George.
William wrote Miracle Man because of its humanistic and spiritual messages and because he feels that in our current times – when meritless celebrity has eclipsed accomplishment and the only heroes are those based on comic books, the world needs a real hero –and that, of course, is Robert James Austin, the protagonist in Miracle Man. Miracle Man won Best Thriller in the National Pacific Book Awards.
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About the Book:
REVERED REVILED REMARKABLE
The victim of an unspeakable crime, an infant rises to become a new type of superhero.
Unlike any that have come before him, he is not a fanciful creation of animators, he is real.
So begins the saga of Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history. But where did his extraordinary intelligence come from?
As agents of corporate greed vie with rabid anti-Western radicals to destroy him, an obsessive government leader launches a bizarre covert mission to exploit his intellect. Yet Austin’s greatest fear is not of this world.
Aided by two exceptional women, one of whom will become his unlikely lover, Austin struggles against abandonment and betrayal. But the forces that oppose him are more powerful than even he can understand.
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1.Q: Are you a morning writer or a night writer?
A: The best times for me are late afternoon into the night.
2. Q: Do you outline or are you a pantster?
A: I outline first, but often as the writing progresses there is a great deal of divergence from the outline.
3. Q: Which comes first – plot or character?
4. Q: Noise or quiet when working on your manuscript?
A: Quiet works best for me.
5. Q: Favorite TV show?
A: “House of Cards”
6. Q: Favorite type of music?
A: Classic jazz, 70s/80s rock, classical.
7. Q: Favorite craft besides writing?
8. Q: Do you play a musical instrument?
A: Yes—piano and guitar.
9. Q: Single or married?
10. Q: Children or no?
A: 3 children.
11. Q: Pets?
A: Yes a squeaky poodle named George.
12. Q: Favorite place to write?
A: In my home office.
13. Q: Favorite restaurant?
A: Toscana on the cruise ship Riviera.
14. Q: Do you work outside the home?
A: Yes in my office in Manhattan.
15. Q: What was the name of the last movie you saw?
16. Q: Favorite outdoor activity?
A: Feeding my koi.
17. Q: Pet peeve?
A: Moronic politicians
18. Q: Your goal in life?
A: To live forever and enjoy it
19. Q: Your most exciting moment?
A: When I first met my wife
20. Q; The love of your life?
A: My family