Today at Interview Around the Globe we have our first July Author Interview. If you decide that you want to contact her. Their information is in the post.
Welcome two our first July post. We are just a day before our nation birthday. I hope you all have a good weekend. Lets just right into it. First let introduce our Author.
Welcome to “Interviews Around the Globe” with our newest author Ethel Cook-Wilson. Welcome Ethel.. Come and Meet Ethel Cook-Wilson and now I will jump into the Interview.
Describe your *Latest/Recent* book in 20 Words or Less?
Julian Carlton, I am not just another George! is a historical novel based on murders that happened at Taliesin the home of Frank Lloyd Wright. The hundredth anniversary is August 15. The book is available as eBook or conventional. I’m excited for the world to read Julian’s story.
Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story (in this book)?
I read a novel about Frank Lloyd Wright’s love affair and learned of the tragic end. I used that as an inspiration to write my novel.
How important are names to you in your book(s)? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you that you?
I tried to choose names normally used in the time period or those unique to different cultures.
Which of your characters (in this book) is your favorite and Why?
Gertie. She was an innocent in so many ways. I am glad she escaped Julian’s wrath.
Was there a certain scene *in this book* that was harder for you to write than others?
The murder scene and whenever Gertie was mistreated.
If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?
Julian was Bajan and Gertie Nevesian, so Actors of color would be best suited.
What was your favorite part to write and why?
The chapters about the Caribbean islands.
Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?
J. California Cooper, Nancy Horan, Julia Alvarez,Paul Laurence Dunbar
Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?
I try to improve my craft if the criticism is about that. If it was about someone’s feeling or opinion, I respect it, but try not to be too affected by it.
What are you working on now? What is your next project?
I want to do a book about a beach that was a great part of my early life.
Bonus Question: Characters often find themselves in situations they aren’t sure they can get themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?
I try to remain calm and pray!
Thank you for taking part. Your responses were good to reading. I would like to thank Ethel for coming by Interviews Around the Globe.