Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Interview and guest blog post for Night Owl

I was invited to do a guest blog post for Night Owl as well as an author interview and become one of their feature authors. Here's a snip of my blog post:

The idea for Humanless came to me out of nowhere. I truly don’t remember how it happened; I just know that I had a scene stuck in my head and I couldn’t get rid of it. Little by little I started to get to know the two characters in my scene and I realized there was much more to them than just that particular episode. I’m also a huge Greek Mythology fan, and since the scene I had in mind had nothing to do with mythology or any other paranormal elements, I decided to sprinkle some magic over it. And voila, in a few months I had the first draft of Humanless, which by the way wasn’t called that at the time (the title was another light bulb moment but we’ll come back to that later). I used my own knowledge of the Greek gods and myths to complete the first draft. However, I’ve always wanted to write a book that smashed well-known tales to pieces and since mythology is just that – tales and myths, not scientific facts – I wanted to play with them a little bit and maybe put a seed of doubt in the readers’ mind. In order to break the rules, you have to know the rules very well. So, the reading began. I read every book about Greek mythology I could get my hands on; for months on end that was all could talk about. My friends stopped calling because they weren’t interested where the word “Echo” comes from or why spiders knitted webs. So many things in our day to day life can be explained with one (or three) Greek myths and when I saw an opportunity to do so, I couldn’t help myself. 

To read the full article, an excerpt from Humanless and for a chance to win a free copy, click here.

As for that interview... You can read the whole thing here.

Night Owl are also organizing a huge scavenger hunt starting 1st September. There are many prizes including books and amazon gift cards. I'll be posting the details by the end of August so watch this space.

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