Interview with Matthew C Reid, Jr

What do your fans mean to you?
Well, without book fans, there would be no meaningful position for book writers. With that being said, I would submit that my fans are just as important as I am. Independence I not truly independence as defined in most dictionaries, as we are all dependent on each other, making up inter-dependent.
What are you working on next?
As a minister, I try to keep myself busy in the ministry. My next book is "The Secret Is Out - Vol. 3/CHRISTANITY, ISLAM AND JUDAISM - THE DVIL'S TRINITY, Satan has fooled us all. It is a book that will put forth a multitude of facts about all three religious theologies and show with prove that all three religious beliefs are all commingled in the same matrix, and that the United States Government has tricked the masses to worship in the devil's house of worship, where all three above stated sectarian religions are based.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are, Bishop T. D. Jakes; Minister Louis Farrakhan; Helen Schucman; Joyce Myers; W. L. Wilmshurst; and of course MYSELF.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
WHEN I AM NOT WRITING, I SPEND Y TIME WORKING AND STUDYING. I LOVE TO READ. THE HOLY BIBLE IS SO DEEP THAT MOST MINISTERS ARE NOT EVEN AWARE OF THE WEALTH OF SPRITUAL KNOWLEDGE THAT IT CONTAINS.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I WAS BORN AN RAISED INDETROIT, MICHGAN, AND AS A CHILD, I WAS ALWAYS SEEN AS A BLACK SHEEP AND ISOLATED FROM OTHERS, NOT TO ENTION THE ABUSE THAT I SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF MY PARENTS. MY ONLY IMAGINED ESCAPE FROM ALL OF THE PAIN THAT I SUFFERED WAS TO DROWNMYSELF IN SPRITUAL AND CULTRUAL STUDIES. AND WHEN I AM FACED WITH AN ASSUMED REALITY THAT A PERSON OR WHOLE GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE TO BE OPENLY DECRIMINATED AGINST AND ALIENATED FROM OTHER SEGMENTS OF OUR SOCIETY, I TAKE IT PERSONALLY, AN FIND MYSELFDEEPLY ENGAGED IN STUDYING TO DEFEND THE FORGOTTEN SON'S OF GOD.
When did you first start writing?
I STARTED WRITING AT AROUND THE AGE OF 18, IT WAS NOTHING REALLY SERIOUS AT THAT TIME. I GUESS I WAS SORT OF PRACTICING FOR MY TRUE MINISTRY CALLING.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A FELLOW MINISTER ONCE ASKED ME WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT ALTERNATIVE SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS, AND OUT OF IGNORANCE, I ANSWERED LIKE MOST OF THE MODERN RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS WOULD ANSWER THAT SAME QUESTION NOW, HOWEVER, WHEN IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE QUESTION WAS BEING PUT TO ME DUE TO THAT MINISTER'S DAUGHTER'S SEXUAL ORIENTATION, I DECIDED TO DO AN IN DEPTH STUDY ON THE ISSUE AS MY FELLOW MINISTER AND I WROTE BACK AND FORTH AS WE WERE DISCOVERING THINGS ABOUT THIS NATURAL PHENOMENON. I HAD ALL OF MY LETTERS SENT BACK TO ME, WHICH IS WHY MY BOOK IS A SERIES OF FIVE LETTERS, ARRANGED AND WRITTEN AS A THESIS.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
SMASHWORDS S ONE OF THE FASTEST EBOOK WEB SITES OUT THERE. IF IT WERE NOT FOR SMASHWORDS, TRANSFORMING MY MANUSCRIPT INTO A BOOK AND MAKING IT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC WOULD HAVE BEEN AN UPHILL BATTLE FOR ME. THANKS SMASHWORDS YOU ARE A BLESSING THAT THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH CAN SPEAK THROUGH.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
THE GREATEST JOY OF WRITING FOR ME IS WHEN I SEE OTHERS BENEFIT FROM MY WRITINGS. THE UPLIFTING OF FALLEN HUMANITY IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
GOD/THE ETERNAL/CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS AND ALL OF MY BROTHERS WHO KNOW NOT WHO THEY ARE.
How do you approach cover design?
I SEEK HELP FROM OTHES FOR BOOK DESIGN. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH SPEAKS TO US THROUGH OTHERS, AND SO I CONSULT WITH AND TRUST MY BROTHERS AS I LOOK THROGH THE EYES OF THE LAMB IN ME AT THE SAME THING IN THEM. I WILL NEVER BE ABOVE ASKING OTHERS FOR HELP AND ASSISTANCE.
Published 2018-01-22.
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