As I enter the marketing phase of authorpreneurship, one of the concepts I struggle with is how to communicate that Mormonism is an influence on the book’s protagonist (Brig), but it is not a religious book by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I also worry about the opposite… that friends/family will be displeased by some of the more salacious sections of the book (rape, S&M, prostitution).
Suicide By Everest is fiction, but I draw heavily from my own life and experiences. I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT, baptized in the Mormon Church when I turned eight and served a church mission in Hong Kong. I no longer consider myself a Mormon, but I am not anti. If anything, I’m anti-organized religion. I hope that readers will be pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns of Brig’s journey.