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Talking with Five Time Bestselling Author Mark Donahue




It is a simple fact that all five of Mark Donahue’s books have hit the bestseller list this year. His latest book ‘Answer Man’ has created a stir in the Science Fiction world, giving readers a very human, intergalactic adventure, with a thrilling plotline and intriguing characters.

For centuries this inter-galactic alliance has been protecting us when meteors have headed our way. But the guys from the other planets have decided they are not going to save us this time–they are going to let us get smashed to dust and give Earth a fresh start.

David pleads with his bosses for a last chance for the Big Blue Marble, and if you want to find out what happens next we suggest picking up this thrilling read, which is destined to be a classic for years to come. We had questions for this brilliant writer, and recently Donahue agreed to chat with us about aliens, his work, and what’s next.

‘Answer Man’ is a fabulous book which is about the earth heading for annihilation, and a lone alien, and seven strangers trying to save the world. What is the backstory for the writing of this epic and gripping tale?

I wrote ‘Answer Man’ not as a simple “end of the world” story, but rather a story about all the things man does not know about the universe, afterlife, and even the gods we worship on Earth.

David, your protagonist, wants to help save humanity, and the earth. Who or what was the inspiration for this character.

David is very much like us, except he is from another planet. He also knows many things we would like to know. Many of the things he knows as truth we can’t or won’t accept. That leads to problems. Big problems, especially when an asteroid threatens all life on Earth.

Is this is your first experience writing in the Sci-Fi genre? Have you always been a Sci-Fi fan?

I like Rod Serling (Twilight Zone type) sci-fi I like it subtle, understated, and thoughtful. I enjoy sci-fi but ascribe to a less is more approach. I will write more. 

If it really was the end of the world, what would you want to do before disaster struck?

Have dinner with my family and closest friends. End of the world dinners should be mandatory…and fattening.

Has writing this book changed your worldview at all?

Not changed my worldview but provided me a platform to present some possible answers to questions we all have.

To check out ‘Answer Man’ and find out more about Mark Donahue head over to Amazon.

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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From Wealth to Fields: A Billionaire’s Commitment to Small Farmers




In recent years, billionaire Stefan Soloviev has transitioned from the world of New York real estate to the fertile farmlands of the American West. 

His journey from urban wealth to rural development showcases a unique dedication to revitalizing small farming communities and transforming the agricultural landscape.

A New Vision for Agriculture

Stefan Soloviev, son of the late real estate tycoon Sheldon Solow, has amassed a considerable amount of farmland across Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico. Soloviev’s agricultural enterprise, Crossroads Agriculture, spans over 400,000 acres, making him one of the largest landowners in the United States. 

This substantial investment is not merely a financial venture; it represents a commitment to supporting and empowering small farmers in these regions.

Soloviev’s approach to farming is characterized by his desire to move away from competitive practices that often leave small farmers struggling. Instead, he emphasizes collaboration and sustainability. 

By leveraging his resources, Soloviev aims to create a farming environment where smallholders can thrive alongside larger operations. This philosophy is particularly evident in his strategic acquisition of the San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad, a critical transportation link for agricultural products in the region.

Revitalizing Rural Communities

Soloviev’s impact extends beyond farmland acquisition. His purchase of the San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad at a bankruptcy auction for $10.7 million highlights his broader vision for the agricultural sector. 

This railroad, previously owned by Iowa Pacific Holdings, connects the San Luis Valley to the national rail network, facilitating the efficient transport of goods and boosting local economies.

The acquisition is seen as a positive development for the San Luis Valley, with Soloviev’s Colorado Pacific Railroad expected to be more community-focused and supportive of local initiatives compared to the previous owners. This includes potential cooperation with local recreational projects, such as the proposed Heart of the Valley Trail, which aims to integrate rail and trail use for community benefit.

Soloviev’s dedication to the region is also reflected in his willingness to work with local stakeholders to address community needs. His approach contrasts with more traditional, profit-driven business models and underscores his commitment to fostering a sustainable and inclusive agricultural ecosystem.

Building a Sustainable Future

Soloviev’s investment in the Colorado Pacific Railroad and the broader agricultural infrastructure is part of a long-term vision to create a more resilient and sustainable farming community. By improving transportation networks and providing support to small farmers, he hopes to mitigate some of the challenges these farmers face, such as market access and transportation costs.

Moreover, Soloviev’s initiatives are seen as a way to preserve and enhance the rural way of life, which is increasingly threatened by industrial farming and urban encroachment. His efforts to balance economic viability with environmental stewardship demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the complexities of modern agriculture.

In conclusion, Stefan Soloviev’s transition from urban real estate mogul to a champion of small farmers is a testament to his innovative and community-oriented approach. 

His significant investments in farmland and infrastructure, coupled with a commitment to sustainability and local engagement, are paving the way for a brighter future for small farmers in Colorado and beyond. Through his efforts, Soloviev is not only transforming

the agricultural landscape but also setting a precedent for how wealth and resources can be used to foster positive change in rural communities​. 

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