Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Author Interview – Eleni Papanou @elenipapanou

If you could study any subject at university what would you pick?

Physics, which I would’ve done had I been mathematically inclined. At least I can vicariously become one through a character that I’m now building.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

Paros, Greece. I just started plotting another novel that takes place there.

How do you write,“ lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?

A little of everything. I have a laptop at home and a notebook and digital recorder when I’m on the go.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?

My husband, daughters and mother, along with Jodine Turner, Saleena Karim, Margaret Duarte and Sandy Nathan from the Visionary Fiction Alliance.

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?

If people appreciate my book and have a positive experience while reading it, I’ll know I’ve done my job well.

Tell us about your new book? What’s it about and why did you write it.

Jessie’s Song had gone through many incarnations. I wrote it for a screenwriting class I was taking at the time. In the first draft, the protagonist was a hit man who then evolved to a police officer. I did this to lighten the theme that dealt with child sexual abuse. It didn’t help. I later changed the protagonist to Markos Adams, a jazz musician, but I still thought the sexual abuse theme was too dark for the type of story I was trying to tell. I put the screenplay aside thinking that was the end of it.

After I’d written my first book, Unison, my mind returned to Jessie’s Song. Something about it was calling out to me. The theme and characters wouldn’t let me give up. I removed the sexual abuse thread and when I found a new motivation behind the antagonist, the story took off. I’m now a finalist in the for this story, and  I’m  going to turn it into a series. I’m so glad I stuck with it.  This is one of those instants where I’ll say that if you have a good concept, keep working on it until you get it right.


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Genre - Paranormal Mystery

Rating – PG13

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