Author Interview & Ebook Giveaway: Lifting the Wheel of Karma by Paul H. Magid

Welcome to Author Paul H. Magid

Paul H. Magid started writing his debut novel, Lifting the Wheel of Karma, twenty-five years ago while still in high school. It took him so long to complete because he tried repeatedly to abandon it, but the work refused to be forsaken. Eventually he realized that sharing this story with the world was, in fact, his Dharma.
Along the way he has worked as a Wall Street financial analyst, a waiter (not a very good one), a Hollywood Agent Trainee, a real estate developer, a summer day camp director, an award winning screenwriter, and independent filmmaker—including his autobiographical film, A Life Unfinished, which screened in The Hamptons International Film Festival.

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If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I LOVE this question. If I found a bottle with a Genie and she or he only gave me one wish, this would be my wish. Ok, so I would go back into the past and see who I was in my past life…I think it would explain a lot to me.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? 
1) Abraham Lincoln. 2) Mother Teresa. 3) Gandhi. 4) Joan of Arc, 5) Catherine The Great.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose? 
To be able to read other peoples’ thoughts. A potentially scare talent, but nevertheless too tempting to pass up.

Night owl, or early bird? 
Oh, night owl, for sure. I think the perfect time to wake up is the crack of noon.

Pet Peeves? 
Inconsiderate people -there is no excuse for that.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. It is an extraordinary tale that will grip you from the first moments and never let you go.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. 
Having people from around the world fall in love with my story, even though they have never met me personally.

What is your dream cast for your book? 
Actors none of us have ever met, so that the journey for the viewer will be pure.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Never give up and never settle for “good enough”.

If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why? 
While visiting other time periods might be fun, I wouldn’t want to live in any time period but this one -we have, overall anyway, the greatest amount of medical assistance to ease suffering and the greatest amount of personal liberties.

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why? 
Zeus, of course.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 
Malibu, CA, peacefully watching the bright orange glow of the sun set majestically over the dancing waves of the pacific ocean and the shimmering palm trees.

What is your favorite Quote? 
Treat others as you would like to be treated.

How did you know you should become an author? 
Because I had a burning need to tell certain stories and couldn’t bare the thought of living my life without telling them.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters? 
Most definitely. It would be fair to say that I am both Joseph and Lahiri -both student and mentor.

What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had? 
Well, when I was a teenager I wanted a nose job, but didn’t have the money to pay for it, so I had a world champion black belt break my nose with a hammer fist strike, so the surgery would be free. Unfortunately, he broke my face from eye socket to eye socket…and I have the picture to prove it.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? 
Never give up…it’s the only way you can lose.

If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be? 

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy? 
A Jeep for my girlfriend, Sharon.

Which authors have influence you most how? 
Theodore Dreiser, who wrote “An American Tragedy”

Lifting the Wheel of Karma
A Profound Spiritual Journey of Extraordinary Healing and Redemption

Joseph Connell is a gifted high school athlete from Montana, loved deeply by his family, yet tormented by nightmarish visions he can neither explain nor escape.
He believes the answer to what threatens to crush him can be found in the knowledge possessed by a mystical old wise man, who lives deep within the remote Himalayas of India.
If Joseph is ever to find the peace he so desperately seeks, he must get this wise old man to reveal what he truly knows, but that will not be easy…for this sage knows far more than he admits.
A modern tale that harkens back to the myths of antiquity. It takes you on a remarkable journey, while exploring the themes of healing, redemption, forgiveness, sacrifice, and ultimately…peace within.

Giveaway Details
1 Ebook copy of Lifting the Wheel of Karma
Open Internationally

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