Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Interview with R.S. Novell, Author of Reflections!!

REFLECTIONS is a short paranormal suspense story, with just a touch of a romantic element.


SYNOPSIS:
Graham had a simple life: A job he enjoyed, a wife that he loved, and a young son that kept each and every day full of surprises. But when his father passed away unexpectedly, he inherited a family heirloom that would begin to...complicate matters.


A mirror that had been in his family for generations, Graham quickly found that its reflections were out of the ordinary, and that it had prophetic powers beyond his comprehension. Giving him just a momentary glance at souls who were on the knife’s edge of life and death, it was up to him to try to save them as they were thrust unknowingly into his path.


Finding a way to balance his daily life with this newfound responsibility was proving arduous enough, but when the mirror begins showing him reflections of his own family, Graham finds his world irretrievably changed. Will he be able to save them, or will he be forced to live with the same regret that so many have suffered before him?

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THE INTERVIEW:

  1. How long have you been writing?
Technically, I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember! But I never really took it too seriously until I hit my twenties, and I discovered that writing could be a career in addition to a hobby. I kind of detoured my path to do journalism for a couple years. And while it paid the bills, I always felt as though something was missing creatively for me. So, I’ve recently returned to fiction and haven’t looked back since. I think it’s the best decision I could’ve made for myself.
  1. What or who inspires you to write?
Oh, so much! I have so many stories that I want to tell, or issues that I believe in that I feel need to be brought to light. I’m constantly torn between wanting to write the light and happy and entertaining stories, and the dark and controversial ones. I think that’s why I’ve chosen to write across so many genres, to satisfy all those aspects.
  1. What genre do you like to read?
I like to read pretty much anything as long as it draws me in and the characters are believable. But I’m particularly partial to the genres that I write in as well – thrillers and mysteries, paranormal books, historical stories, some types of romance and anything from light to edgy New Adult.
  1. What is your favorite genre to write?
Depends on the day, ha! I really enjoy the challenge of writing a psychological or paranormal thriller with intricate plot twists. But then to balance it out, I feel like I need to write something lighter. So that becomes fun then too.
  1. Who is your favorite author and why?
I think I’m more partial to types of books than I am to a particular author. There’s just far too many that I enjoy reading and authors who I respect for multiple reasons. There are some really genuinely interesting and good people in the literary world 
  1. What do you love about writing and why?
I love creating new worlds, telling stories in new ways. I love piecing together the perfect sentence and delivering that “aha!” moment for readers. It’s truly an art form, and it’s not easy. So when it all comes together, it’s a really enjoyable experience from a writing perspective.
  1. What is the book about?
Reflections is a paranormal suspense story about a man who’s given the opportunity to help save people just before they die.
Graham had a simple life: A job he enjoyed, a wife that he loved, and a young son that kept each and every day full of surprises. But when his father passed away unexpectedly, he inherited a family heirloom that would begin to...complicate matters.


A mirror that had been in his family for generations, Graham quickly found that its reflections were out of the ordinary, and that it had prophetic powers beyond his comprehension. Giving him just a momentary glance at souls who were on the knife’s edge of life and death, it was up to him to try to save them as they were thrust unknowingly into his path.


Finding a way to balance his daily life with this newfound responsibility was proving arduous enough, but when the mirror begins showing him reflections of his own family, Graham finds his world irretrievably changed. Will he be able to save them, or will he be forced to live with the same regret that so many have suffered before him?

  1. What or who was the inspiration for the the book?
I’ve recently lost someone in my extended family and I think whenever that happens to anyone, it just makes us view the world differently for a little while. I began thinking about how sometimes we’re given a warning when the end is near – like being diagnosed with a disease – and sometimes we’re not. And I began to look at everyone walking around me, wondering if all these people who seemed perfectly normal knew when their last day would be, or were they just as na├»ve to it as some of the characters in my story.
And then I began thinking about how we treat people in general, how we take people for granted, and I wondered to myself if we would behave differently to each other if we knew a stranger was near the end. Would we continue to ignore them, or would we help them? Would we continue to behave with indifference or would we act with compassion? I’d like to believe the human race is good overall, and that if given the type of insight that Graham is allowed, we might all act differently. And I think that’s where the general concept for this book sprung from. Then it just evolved as I began to write it.
  1. Who are the characters in the book?
Primarily the main characters are Graham and his wife, Naomi. But there’s several very important secondary characters that Graham is tasked with trying to help. And each one teaches him a very important lesson, though he doesn’t realize it until the end.
  1. If you could have five authors, alive or dead, who would they be and why?
Oh, that’s a tough one! There’s so many! I would love the opportunity to speak with Mark Twain, JK Rowling, Stephen King, F Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemmingway though. I think each one has left such an interesting and unique mark on the literary world, and I would love to learn from them all. Can you just imagine the type of dinner party that would be with them all in the same room? Pure entertainment!
THE AUTHOR:
AUTHOR BIO:
Formerly a freelance journalism, R.S. Novelle has found placement of 75 of her pieces in both online and print publications since 2008. Additionally, she has written multiple screenplays, and contributed her effective writing style to many non-profit and for profit organizations. She launched several blogs over the years, which garnered international attention.


In 2013, Novelle returned to her first love – fiction. Writing under the names Renee Novelle and R.S. Novelle, she has a publication schedule that includes psychological thrillers, suspense, paranormal fiction, contemporary women’s fiction, chick lit, and new adult.


Though she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Communication, Summa Cum Laude, she considers herself a constant student of the written word. She’s an avid reader, an enthusiastic quote poster, and rarely takes “no” as a final answer. She has an unhealthy obsession for theater, dance, music and art, and strongly believes that wine is simultaneously the beginning of, and resolution to, all of life’s problems. She believes in following dreams, and that in the end, you always end up where you meant to be.


You can find out more about her books and connect with her here,
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2 comments:

Renee Novelle said...

Thank you for hosting me today!

Jess's Journal said...

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