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Friday, November 15, 2013

Author Interview – Arthur J. Gonzalez @arthurjgonzalez

What’s your next project? I’m definitely working on the sequel to The Photo Traveler, titled The Peace Hunter. I cannot express how excited I am about this book! This story takes off in directions I, myself, could not believe!

My children’s novel, Monty and the Monsters, will hopefully be ready by end of summer/end of year. The story is about a newborn human boy, Monty, who’s taken from his world and raised by monsters (in a hysterical monster world I created, called Gloomsbury). Monty is raised by monsters his entire life, carrying the burden of feeling different, but never knowing he is actually a human. His life is filled with isolation and loneliness, constantly being the target of heavy bullying.

On Monty’s 15th birthday, he is informed of the truth of his origin and given the opportunity to venture to his human world; where there, Monty will have to decide if he will stay in the world he was stripped of, or stay with the monster parents he has grown to love, in a world that has always shunned him.

The story is about love, blended family, acceptance, bullying, and finding your way.

The second novel is part one in a still untitled YA series surrounding the end of the world. This story, though, takes place ten years after the fact, where five 5 teens wake to an earth that has evolved into a completely different planet than they remember.

They are forced to resuscitate their kind and reestablish civilization.  But they soon realize why their world ended and discover that earth is still at its mercy.

And then I’m also working on an adult Fiction series surrounding Greek Mythology, The Olympian Chronicles: Hades. Think True Blood with Greek Gods, rather than vampires and werewolves. It’s an edgy, sexy, and modern take on Greek Mythology, with a 21st century twist.What would our favorite tales look like if they took place in today’s world?

How important are friends in your life? They are everything to me.

What does love mean to you? Everything I do is powered by love. Everything everyone does should be powered by love.

What social issues interest you the most? Human Rights

Who do you admire? Walt Disney

What is your favorite quality about yourself? Loyalty

What’s your favorite place in the entire world? Paris (so far!)

What genre are you most comfortable writing? I think I have a niche with YA. I’m a youngin’ at heart and I think it helps in making my characters relatable to the YA demographic.  My characters don’t sound like 40 year olds or forced. They sound age appropriate. This is one of the biggest compliments I’ve received thus far with The Photo Traveler.

Photo Traveler

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Genre - Young Adult Science Fiction

Rating – PG

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