Monday, May 28, 2018

Countdown to Release: 11 Days, Some Q&A

In preparation for "Quest for Leviathan's" blog tour, I have been having several bloggers send me interview questions. I thought that it would be fun to pick a few of their questions and answer them here. So here are three Q&A's about “Quest for Leviathan.”

Q) Do you think you will do more stories like Quest for Leviathan?
A) I have longed to write a seafaring story for years now. It actually wasn’t until after I was into “Quest for Leviathan” that I realized I was finally doing something I had dreamed of doing! I imagine that it will not be my last sea-faring story. As for the era, I have several other ideas for Biblical-fiction type stories. So it won’t be the last for those either, Lord willing!

Q) Since this is Biblical fiction, were you nervous about taking too much historical license?
A) Oh yes! I love historical fiction, but what I love most about it is being accurate in my portrayal of the era. Since there are limited resources for researching this far back I had to use my imagination a lot, and that definitely made me nervous. As for the Biblical-fiction side, because I don’t actually portray any Bible characters, I wasn’t nervous about that (actually, that was the reason I didn’t portray Biblical characters; I would be too nervous there!).

Q) What was your favorite scene to write?
A) Ooh, I definitely had a favorite scene, and that was when Anath actually faces Leviathan! I loved exploring Job 41 and then portraying Leviathan on the pages of my fictional story. Not to mention a sea-battle between man and monster! The confrontation between the two was definitely my favorite!

Now, readers, do you have any Q&A? Next Monday I might try to answer more questions! 


Jewels said...

These are some great questions! The second question, nervousness in taking too much license with biblical fiction, is totally a fear of mine whenever I think about writing Biblical fiction! Especially, as you were saying, when writing about actual Biblical characters.
I don't have any questions about the book yet, but I'll let you know if I think of any good ones :D I'm excited to read this for myself! It's awesome that you have an illustrator this time, too.


Amanda Tero said...

@ Julia - I thought they were great too. :) Yes, Biblical fiction can be scary! But, it definitely is written completely following God if we're "scared" of it. ;)
Thanks so much!

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