Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Nitt Witt Hill by Sebastian Gibson

Welcome to Author Sebastian Gibson

Sebastian Gibson began his career as a traveling musician and performer. His creative talents helped pay for his education at the University of California, where he obtained two law degrees to practice both in the U.S. and the U.K. After practicing law in London, he returned to California to form his own law firm in Palm Springs where he handles legal cases throughout the state in areas including personal injury, business, entertainment and celebrity law, publishing, copyrights, trademarks and international law. Sebastian has written thousands of humorous and legal articles for online publications as well as The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal.


In one sentence, why should we read your book?
In a world of negative ads and mudslinging, Nitt Witt Hill takes a more positive to the world of politics, filling it with humor and showing it’s what you have underneath that provides you the greatest support (and we’re not just talking bras here).

What inspired you to be a writer?
Just a desire to make people laugh at a time when the news would make it seem there is little to laugh about. I’m not sure why it is that adults laugh so much less than children. Hopefully, Nitt Witt Hill, to some small extent, remedies that.

What is one book everyone should read?
Certainly not any of the political books on the market which do nothing but attack, attack, attack. Read a love story, a mystery, a thriller or if you want to have some wicked laughs all in fun at the expense of the political system in general, read Nitt Witt Hill. The book I’ve probably read and reread most in my life would be Tai Pan, by James Clavell.

What was your favorite book when I was a child/teen?
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I must still be a child because some of my favorite books today are the entire Harry Potter series.

What is your dream cast for your book?
For laughs, the entire cast of characters currently in politics, from Sarah Palin to Michele Bachmann, President Obama, John Boehner, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly and all the candidates who’ve been running for office. The main characters of Mark and his dog Twain would have to be played by Stephen Colbert and one of those talking dogs on YouTube.

What is your favorite quote?
It’s one from Mark Twain. “Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that makes you smile.”

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
Certainly Mark Twain as well as J. R. Rowling and James Clavell. But also Robert Parker, Dan Brown, John Sandford, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, and Robert Ludlum.

Finishing the sentence, the one book I wish I had written would be…
a non-fiction book entitled, “How I Brought About World Peace, and Eliminated Poverty, World Hunger and Disease.”

Favorite places to travel?
My favorite places to travel are to return to places where I once lived when I was a starving student hitchhiking in Europe, London, Paris, Venice and the island of Corfu in Greece.

What’s the best writing advice anyone has ever given you?
Don’t listen to what others tell you at writer’s conferences.

Nitt Witt Hill

What’s causing the country and now the President to lose their crackers and voters to elect Nitt Witts? Clowns and Turkeys are running Congress and the Nitt Witts are everywhere. But will one more Clown in Congress make any difference? Would the country be better off with some real Turkeys instead of those Clowns? Or are the Nitt Witts destined to run Washington? Set on historic Nitt Witt Ridge in Cambria, California and Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., Sebastian Gibson’s satire paints the absurdities of the political world and of daily life with his unique sense of humor. The top political parties have degenerated into the Nitt Witts, the Turkeys and the Clown Party and the country is becoming deranged. Unless Mark Twain (Mark, a political consultant and his dog, Twain) can determine what’s making people so neurotic and make sense of the madness, riots may cause the country’s collapse. The Clowns are running for office with the slogan, “One more Clown in Congress probably won’t make any difference.” The Turkey candidates are running against the Clowns with their counter slogan, “Isn’t it time we had some real Turkeys in office instead of those Clowns?” But it’s the Nitt Witt Party who may have the most appeal to voters with their slogan, “Elect a Nitt Witt and see what some real Nitt Witts can do in Washington.” Meanwhile, believing a lightweight metal alloy in bras when placed in contact with the wearer’s skin is causing electrostatic interference with aircraft navigation equipment and with people themselves, Homeland Security and the Senate take action to prohibit the wearing of bras on airplanes and their sale in America. Still, the situation fails to improve and the country is on the verge of losing its collective mind. With the rhetoric of political parties at a level never seen before (“Turkeys are made for stuffing, Clowns are for Congress”) and as protesters riot over the right to wear or go without bras and try to take control of the White House it’s up to Mark and his dog Twain to determine the cause of the country’s mental imbalance and find a way to save the country. Read the novel that’s making Washington laugh so hard, Congress can’t accomplish anything. It all begins and ends on Nitt Witt Hill.

Giveaway Details
1 copy of Nitt Witt Hill
Open to US only
Ends 2/28/12

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