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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Author Interview – Arthur J. Gonzalez

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What’s your weakest character trait? I’m impatient as hell! I want results right away. Sometimes I have to take a breather and remember that a majority of the experience is in the journey.

Why do you write? It comes natural to me. I imagine all the different results that may generate from my stories.  Maybe I inspire one person, maybe I motivate another, or maybe I just help entertain someone’s boredom streak. All these reasons make me feel like I have a greater purpose to fill. And we all want to have a greater purpose.

Have you always enjoyed writing? Yeap! I’d write stories as a child and draw illustrations to match them up. During my middle school and high school years I focused more on songwriting and poetry. It was around my Freshman year of college at UF, where I started putting my ideas into story format. Then it became an obsession.

Who is your favorite author? I’m really enjoying John Green.  I love his style of writing and distinct voice he has.

What book should everybody read at least once? I think everyone should read the Hunger Games series and Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Is there any books you really don’t enjoy? Eek! I’ll sit this one out. I may not enjoy someone’s particular story, but I understand that they put tremendous effort into bringing it to life. I wouldn’t want to take from that. It becomes their baby – and I wouldn’t tell someone their baby is ugly!

Photo Traveler

Seventeen-year-old Gavin Hillstone is resigned to being miserable for the rest of his life. Left alone in the world after his parents died in a fire when he was four, he was placed in foster care, which for him meant ending up in an abusive home with an alcoholic adoptive father.

Gavin’s only escape is in taking and creating images. His camera is his refuge from the unending torture and isolation of daily life in his “family.”

Until he learns by accident that he isn’t alone in the world after all. His father’s parents are still alive and living in Washington DC.

When he takes the plunge and travels 3,000 miles to find his grandparents, he learns that they—and he—are part of something much bigger, and more dangerous, than he could ever have imagined. Something that has always put his family at risk and that will now threaten his own life, while forever changing it.

He learns that he is one of the last descendants of a small group of Photo Travelers—people who can travel through time and space through images. But his initial excitement turns to fear, when he soon discovers that he and his grandparents are being pursued by the fierce remnants of a radical European Photo Traveler cult, the Peace Hunters. What Gavin has, they want!

His adventure will take him to past eras, like The Great Depression and the Salem Witch Trials. Gavin will have to discover who he really is and must make choices that spell the difference between life and death for himself, for the relatives he now knows and loves, and for the girl he will come to love.

For Gavin, life will never be the same.

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Genre - Young Adult Science Fiction

Rating – PG

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