Starting off another Writer’s Voice Interview, I would like to welcome David Molina, the author with seven amazon books. Now I’ve been in the writing game a long time-probably not as long as he has-but publishing seven books on Amazon deserves my respect. Thank you David for being willing to be featured today.
I guess, let’s get started with today’s program. Can you share with us-the viewers of The E-book Review and I, the unnoticed host, something about the book A Rose In Summer that isn’t in the blurb?
Certainly. ‘A Rose In Summer’ is my take on Romeo and Juliet set in this current time. Obviously I have changed certain aspects of the story around and I think readers will be shocked all the way through. From the characters to the setting to the messages it has, it is my own individual spin on Shakespeare.
Does one of the main characters hold a special place in your heart? If so, why?
The main characters are Elena and Santiago. They come from different worlds and are trying to find their way. I can relate to that. Especially from the pressures of the outside world and ourselves.
What was the inspiration for the story A Rose In Summer?
The inspiration for ‘A Rose In Summer’ comes from Spanish soap operas. I love the intense drama and the interwoven stories. They also focus on family values and love, which I respect and believe in.
What is the key theme and/or message in the book?
The main message of this book is to follow your heart no matter what happens and even if you are alone in that decision. Also, family is always family no matter what. Love always conquers all at the end of the day.
What do you hope your readers take away from this book?
I hope readers take away the importance of being yourself and staying true with it. As I stated before, follow your heart and do not let anyone get in the way of it.
What is the significance of the title? Rose In The Summer, it’s unique, it stands out, especially compared to your other titles.
‘A Rose In Summer’ signifies the blossoming of the protagonist in the book. However it also signals the change of seasons. Elena sees herself blossoming through all that occurs and holds herself and values regardless of anything.
Tell us about the process for coming up with the cover. I really love the cover, and as a reader that’s a factor I always consider before reading a book, so tell us about the cover, how was it made?
I made it online with my publisher. I had some options to choose from but went with this. I felt like the image captured the main characters and the mood of the book. As for the font and color scheme, I went literally with the whole summer theme. I wanted something that caught the eye quickly. So that is how the cover came to be.
What is the future for the characters? Will there be a sequel? Because I’ve seen your works and you do not shy away from the sequels.
I wrote this book as a stand alone so probably not. However never say never. There is one book I wrote, ‘Hector & Patroclus’, that may definitely get one. The ending left something there to pull from so I think at the moment it’s a no for ‘A Rose In Summer’ sequel.
Do you write listening to music? Because some authors can and I personally can’t. But If you do listen to music while you write, what music inspired or accompanied this current book?
No I don’t listen to music while I write. Oddly enough I watch TV while I type the books sometimes. So I guess a little if there’s music in what I’m watching. I get in the zone and write though. Mostly watch reruns of my favorite shows so I’m not distracted.
If you had to describe the character Elena in three words, what would those three words be?
The three words would be bold, selfless, and free. That is Elena in a nutshell.
I guess this concludes another segment of The Writer’s Voice I would just like to say a huge thanks to our guest author for this segment, Thanks so much David Molina, my viewers always enjoy interacting with featured authors.
Thank you so much for the interview again.
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