Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Q&A with Gary D. McGugan, author of The Multima Scheme


Can Multima Corporation withstand another attack from organized crime? While billionaire John George Mortimer copes with treatment for cancer, the accomplished CEO must also ward off challenges for control of his sprawling fictional American empire both from within the company and from nefarious powers operating outside the law.

The Multima Scheme is a fast-paced account of the lengths to which organized crime can infiltrate large global corporations and seize control of respected businesses to conceal activities that are both illegal and immoral but generate billions. It’s also a story of survival – how individuals and organizations might react under intense pressures and the ease with which people can cross lines between what’s legal and what’s not.

Using his knowledge of how large multinationals operate – accumulated over 40 years working with major corporations around the world – author Gary D. McGugan weaves a tale of intrigue using a writing style that readers will find hard to put down once started.

What group did you hang out with in high school?

We were a small group that people today would probably think of as nerds. We were all members of the school debating club and loved arguing passionately both in competition and for personal enjoyment. We actually tried to carry on serious conversations in Latin or French. And we spent hours probing the mysteries of life and philosophy. No world problems were completely resolved, though a great many were tackled!

What are you passionate about these days?

Learning. I’ve been a lifelong advocate of continuous learning and use every opportunity to encourage people around me to remain curious, ask questions, challenge accepted wisdom, and read everything possible!

If you had to do your journey to getting published all over again, what would you do differently?

I would have tried to do it all quicker. Yes, I should have made writing a priority sooner. Once started, I should have devoted more time and energy to the project. After the manuscript was complete, I should not have procrastinated with my publishing decisions. Regardless, the experience has been rewarding on many levels.

eBook or print? And why?

Both. eBook is a wonderful format when traveling. One small device can hold dozens of works that otherwise would be prohibitive to carry. But there remains a certain satisfaction holding a book as one reads, particularly a hardcover version.

What is your favorite scene in this book?

There is a scene towards the end of The Multima Scheme when John George Mortimer is under extreme pressure during sensitive negotiations. I like that scene because readers clearly see his strength of character as he negotiates with the same finely-honed skills others might use playing a game of chess. 

One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/ gift card during the tour.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

About the Author

A successful business leader, speaker, and author, my most recent work is an exciting novel, The Multima Scheme.

I'm in love with the same special lady for almost five decades. In turn, we love -- and are incredibly proud of -- our daughter, our son, their spouses, and three remarkable grandchildren.

Family, friends, and hundreds of other wonderful people also populate my life, repeatedly creating rewarding experiences. I’ve had all this good fortune for many years, with reading and writing often playing integral roles.

I’ve loved reading as long as I remember and have enjoyed writing for just as long. For me, writing has taken many forms. Like most, it started with assigned essays as a student and then evolved with my business career. I’ve written letters, speeches, reports, ads, brochures, presentations, proposals, articles, and a blog. My first book was a work of non-fiction – NEEDS Selling Solutions – co-authored with my friend Jeff Allen.

Learn more about Gary at:

Follow Gary on Facebook and Twitter (@3WeeksLessaDay)


  1. Maybe you weren't meant to start sooner...I'm sure your life experiences must have helped!


  2. Congrats on the new release & tour!

  3. Sounds like a good book.

  4. Thank you for making this info about The Multima Scheme available to your readers! Thanks also to those readers who shared thoughtful comments. I read every one!

  5. Sounds like a great book and I would love to read it.

  6. What was your favorite book growing up? Good Luck with the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  7. This sounds good organized crime in big corps! I wonder if kids who were considered nerdy in high school knew they'd be considered great when they were older would have felt consoled? Probably not at that age.

  8. Congratulations on your new release and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  9. I can't speak for other kids, Rose-Marie, but I never felt a need to be consoled. We loved our intellectual pursuits! In answer to Bernie's query, you must remember I grew up a long time ago. My childhood favorite was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. I read it several times!

  10. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

  11. my question for the author is do you have a favorite writing/reading spot?


I adore reading reader feedback! I will, however, remove all spam and pointless comments.

Please take note that I have the right to delete comments from this site. Please only post constructive and respectful feedback.