Thursday, January 24, 2013

Guest Post: The Dream by G Gordon Dean


Earlier today I shared info about Scam City and an ebook giveaway of it with you, now I have a Guest Post from G Gordon Dean


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SCAM FACTORY started out as a dream I had about a job interview with a high-end consulting
firm. I initially thought that my dream would make a great movie, but I decided to write a book instead.
As I began to develop the plot and storylines I realized I could tie it all in with, past and current, real
life events in the U.S. from 2001-2009. It was also relatively easy to combine some of my business
experience, and people I have run across over the years, into this story. I grew up in Las Vegas and lived there for about thirty-five years so knowing about Scams, or coming up with my own for this book, wasn’t so hard. The TRUE events that led to the U.S. financial crash, mass business failures, and declines in property values in late 2007 were nothing but ammunition for this novel.

SCAM FACTORY is not a story about the guy in the white cowboy hat saving the town and riding off into the sunset. It is fiction based on reality with a ‘true to life’ outcome. The characters in this story get away with White-Collar crimes just as the real life participants did. The characters are sadistic and have a knack of getting away with almost everything, just like the in real world. It is as simple as that. One of the messages I wanted to convey in writing this story was to show what kinds of professionals were out there exploiting our businesses and citizens without legal retribution. The characters are mostly cold, calculating, and narcissistic.

I figured that using a first person narrative was the best way to tell the story. There are many subjects
involved in this story so I divided SCAM FACTORY into four parts to further make it easier to read and understand. Loyalties are lost and revenge is certainly in the plot, but figuring out how to write about it was the key to the story. There is no mention of any existing, or real life, companies-only industries and fictional business entities. Another challenge was making the fictional writing seem realistic. Several of the initial book reviewers were asking if some of the events in the story actually took place. The answer is probably yes, except that only a hand full of people knows how those events really took place.

The consulting firm in (TierGroup) in this story, that represents the seventeen major industries, is
politically neutral. The idea is that if your money is green then TierGroup, and its clients, do not really
care what your political affiliation is. This is also very relevant in the real world, but it seems to be
changing for the worst. Although SCAM FACTORY contains many dark sides, it strongly reflects a ‘behind the closed door’ characterization of the reality we have faced over the last six years. The lessons we are still learning as a country are obvious and it may take many more years to recover. Control, perception, manipulation, and greed are still the number one driving forces in the business world today, but on the other hand, there are always two sides to a coin. Only time will tell.

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About the Author:
G. Gordon Dean is a Real Estate agent and Business Consultant currently living in Arizona. He has been a media buff for over two decades. As a media buff he has kept himself well aware of past and current events in business, government, and politics. He lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for over 30 years. This is his first novel. On  Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/SCAM-Factory/219147311549998?fref=ts Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6568947.G_Gordon_Dean , and Scam Factory Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16120621-scam-factory

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