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BLOG HOP AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH ORLANDO SMART-POWELL

 BLOG HOP AUTHOR INTERVIEW       

 Q:         What is the working title of your
              next book? 
 A:         Gods of Egypt, which will be out this
              spring.  Folsom on Fire, a literary
              novel is out now.  

Q:         Where did the idea come from for
              the book? 
A:          I love writing fantasy as much as I
              do literary novels, such as my novel,
              Folsom on Fire.  I got the idea for
              Gods of Egypt while researching the
              pharaoh Akhenaton, and his
              revolutionary, but highly reviled
              decision to force Egyptians to
              worship one god instead of many.
              History states that it was he who
              first put forward the concept of
              monotheism (one god instead
              of many, polytheism).    

Q:          What genre does your book come under? 
A:          Folsom on Fire is a literary novel.  Gods of Egypt is a fantasy/suspense tale.

Q:         Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie
             rendition?
A:         Gods of Egypt would require an extremely good looking and fit black male for
             the lead role of Tamen, the immortal.  For Jared, it would have to be a
             young black male who can portray a sense of defiance, intelligence and 
             vulnerability.  For the role of Bazeek—the demoness, a young, dark-skinned
             black woman who exudes sensuality. 

Q:         What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A:         Tamen—the immortal Egyptian, is charged by the Christ to find the mortal
             who can balance the ancient pact agreed to by Lucifer and God before the 
             demoness Bazeek and her ilk kill him and tilt the world into darkness forever.      
    
Q:          How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 
A:          It took approximately five months.  Though that’s not considering the
              research it required of ancient Egypt customs and mythology—that took a
              another few months itself.  

Q:         What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
A:         Honestly, I haven’t come across a book that would be similar.  In scope and
             visualization, I would say the Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Clive Barker’s
             Imajica. 

Q:         Who or what inspired you to write this book? 
A:          I love fantasy, though movies/novels ever have African-Americans as
             the lead characters.  Gods of Egypt has African-American lead 
             characters, but also others of various ethnic backgrounds, just like   
             the America I see every day I walk outside my door.      

 Q:        What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? 
 A:        The characters.  No matter who you are, you’ll see something of
             yourself as you journey with Tamen—the immortal and young Jared.
             For those who love Ancient Egypt and its wondrous wonders, you’ll    
             feel as though you are there.  And there’s some surprise guest appearances
             from some biblical characters.  The real and unreal . . . the fantastic and
             fantastical await.   



Below you will find authors who will be joining me today. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Reading!



1. Len Berry                           http://lentberry.wordpress.com/  

2. Kay LaLone :                     http://www.kaylalone.blogspot.com/     
 
3. Julianne Grider                http://www.jpgrider.com/jps-blog.html  

4. Sarwah Osei-Tutu            http://stonesofmyheart.wordpress.com/

5. Tracy Kauffman               http://tracykauffman.blogspot.com    

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