Author Interview for Hot Spring Tour
I’m hosting an author interview for the tour for “Hot Spring” today. I would like to thank the author for answering my questions and for being kind enough to offer an eBook copy as giveaway. You can find out more about the giveaway at the bottom of this post!
1) When did you know you wanted to be an author?
As I saw more people forgetting the past and neglecting the present, and doing things that were dull while insisting it was interesting, I thought I’d better write something fun and sensible to reconnect us to human experience.
2) Where did you get the inspiration from for Hot Spring?
Well first of all, hot spring baths in Japan are very fun, and I make an effort to visit one whenever I am there. As an alternative, I sometimes do my own hot bath with bath salts in my own bathtub. I want my story to be as fun as soaking in a hot tub on a chilly day.
Spring also means beginning, and this story features Godfrey and Chucky in the early stage of their travels. They are amicable, but starting to learn about their differences. One is a pleasure-seeker, while the other has the need to blend-in.
The story also features the Gao family, and the heir Jayden Gao is a young man who is learning to grow up in a global city like Singapore. Singapore is a hot tropical island that averages 30 degrees in the day throughout the year. So it’s a ‘hot spring experience’ for Jayden, Godfrey, Chucky, and the readers.
3) How long did it take you to write Hot Spring from start to finish?
Half a year of research and plot design, half a year of execution and another half a year of editing and reviewing. With a lot of holiday breaks and tutoring assignments in-between. So about almost 2 years.
4) Who was your favorite character to write about?
Godfrey is powerful, awesome and somewhat frightening. Chucky can be dull on his own but interesting next to Godfrey. For ‘Hot Spring’, Chucky was slightly more fun to write, but I can’t say it’ll stay that way for the series.
5) What are your writing goals for 2013?
See below please.
6) Are you working on something right now? Can you tell us more about it?
I am working on the second book of Godfrey and Chucky adventures, and it is set in a prestigious American university. I am also working on a non-fiction book on the Tao that combines translation with essay commentary. I am doing this all slowly, because I have to balance my job as a personal tutor.
Good luck with your next books!
About Hot Spring
The Wonderful Adventures of Godfrey and Chucky
Godfrey is young, wealthy and able-bodied. He has all the women you can imagine, and unbelievably deep pockets. But Godfrey wants more. His Great Greatness wants to rid the world of a menacing scourge, and restore what is truly superior to an elevated position. Why would anyone stop him? Who could possibly stop him?
Chucky arrives as the new assistant, and tries to perform every duty that is handed to him. What challenges for a dull servant! Look at him muddling through! With passports of exclusive privilege, the two adventurers make a splash in tropical Langkawi, where the water is blue and the girls are brown. Then they rendezvous with the locals in Singapore, where pleasures are plentiful and multicolored. Food and money are found in piles. Life in a global city should be, possibly, one of uninterrupted leisure…shouldn’t it?
Desire is a seductively red piece of jade, which resides even in our dreams.
“I am a healthy, strong and sexy male with a life, most of it sex life.” – Godfrey Mann
“I did not know how to reply, since the words were difficult to speak.” – Chucky
I committed myself to writing playful and profound books for discerning readers of good taste. I hope to give to my readers delightful characters in moving scenes that will help all of us to appreciate life better.
I have lived in parts of Asia, USA and Europe, so I hope to combine these diverse experiences to craft some great literature.
Author Website: http://www.godfreychucky.com/
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If you can give an answer to one of the three questions below, you’ll be entered into a raffle for one of five eBook copies of Hot Spring. Please mail your replies to firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘Enchanted Book Promotions’ in your subject line.
If you can’t find your answer in the excerpt here, check out the other excerpts featured during the tour for an answer.
Godfrey and Chucky giveaway quiz
1. Chucky is Godfrey’s
- a. Golf buddy
- b. Temporary servant
- c. Love interest
- d. Page boy
2. What is Godfrey’s other name?
- a. Godly
- b. Goodness
- c. Gawd
- d. Godzilla
3. Where do Godfrey and Chucky stay in Singapore?
- a. A Bed and Breakfast Inn called Geylang Eggs
- b. A modern business hotel called Quickie Profits
- c. A colonial style luxury hotel called the Raffles Hotel
- d. A Chinese-themed luxury hotel called the Red Jade Palace Hotel