Altered State of Affairs

When you think about it, writing is an incredible feat of the human mind. Even the ability to write a simple letter involves numerous connections in our brain. Furthermore, this makes writing a full-length novel seem nearly impossible, yet writers do it all the time. However, those who truly excel have the ability to transport us to lands far beyond our imagination or bring characters to life in a way that allows the reader to connect with them as if they were real. 

In this episode, we dive into the heart of what makes good writing, while also understanding the process that goes into it. Writing is hard, and some days are better than others, but it's a deep passion that keeps many writers going. As a result, at the end of the day, it's not a sprint, but rather a marathon, and those who have the passion will win.

This is season two, episode six of the Altered State of Affairs Podcast. Dream BIG and Reach for the Stars!

About the book series:

Book 1: Altered State of Affairs is a tale about an audacious kid from Cleveland Heights who unites in France with a beautiful Mossad agent and an eyeless doll for the adventure of a lifetime.

Book 2: Reach for the Stars, NOW AVAILABLE (buy here)!

Special Agents Steven and Avra along with Cindy, the spiritual eyeless doll, are BACK! This time they are at the heart of a secret sting operation meant to trick the infamous Iranian terrorist, Garf Zeman into acquiring an augmented hard drive—intended to allow Israel to access and destroy Iran’s nuclear program.

Everything goes according to plan until it doesn’t.

Chaos ensues as Israel and Russia engage in dangerous military conflicts and suddenly, the space aliens show up, speaking Ancient Hebrew!
Fasten your seatbelts, in a world on the brink of annihilation, one man and a doll hold the key to humanity's salvation. But never fear, our heroes ain’t backing down as they race against time to find a way to communicate with the extra-terrestrials and save Mother Earth...and maybe Steven’s heart.

This electrifying tale of love and mayhem will teach you what it truly means to dream big and reach for the stars.

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Creators & Guests

Jerald Kasimov
Author “Altered State of Affairs” | CLE to BUF & SC, retired dentist, entrepreneur, Buckeye, family man—now a published author!
KazSource is a dynamic company managing a portfolio of brands & projects in the areas of podcasting, production, sports, insurance, and mental health.

What is Altered State of Affairs?

Altered State of Affairs, the novel, is a tale about an audacious kid from Cleveland Heights who unites in France with a beautiful Mossad agent and an eyeless doll for an adventure of a lifetime.

The novel is now a podcast. This is Altered State of Affairs, The Podcast.

The show is where the author, Jerald Kasimov, reads from certain chapters of his books and that has conversations about selections and fascinating topics in that specific reading.

Here's a summary of the novel:
Steven, a freshly-minted Army Ranger and aspiring badass, can’t wait to go after some bad guys—and maybe some bad girls, too. Fortunately, a Soviet master scientist has just defected and is hiding somewhere in the rugged French Pyrenees, and Steven must find him before a sadistic terrorist does.

Along the way, he meets a traitor in a field of red poppies, a beautiful Mossad black-ops agent, some delicious cassoulet, and Cindy, the telepathic, eyeless doll.

It’s time for Steven, an atypical hero, to man up, but nothing is as it seems—least of all, Steven. The story winds through time from adolescence in 1960s Cleveland Heights to the rigors of present-day Army Ranger training in Fort Benning, non-stop death-defying action, the delights of Israeli cooking, and the tragic yet triumphant history of the Jewish People.

Oh, and there’s that beautiful Mossad agent…. But first, Steven has a world to save from a horrific weapon of mass destruction!

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Altered State of Affairs is produced by KazCM Part of the KazSource Podcast Network.