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Pavarti graciously answered my questions. Thanks, Pavarti!
Why this genre? Did you choose it or did it choose you?
Shadow on the Wall was genreless for a long time. All I knew for sure was that this story was going to be dark, it was going to push boundaries and preconceived notions. In doing that, I was able to taste elements of the supernatural, religious, literary genres. What I do know is that the story was the drive. The journey of Recai and Darya from the beginning to the end is a transformative one.
Plotter or pantser?
I'm a total pantser. I jump from thought to thought and am blessed who keep me in line *G* I find it exciting to open myself to the characters. The deeper the connection I nfeel with them the more exciting the process of allowing the story to evolve from them. I usually know what's going to happen in the big picture. I have the next 2 or 3 plot points charted and the end decided, but all of the connective tissue is as much of a surprise to me as the readers. A number of times I've completely reworked the endings of stories because the characters took me in a direction I wasn't expecting. Everytime that's happened the end result has proven better than my original idea.
Any odd or interesting writing quirks, habits or superstitions?
I write in layers. I take a scene, lay down the bones and then go back over it adding in the muscles, the organs, the skin, until it's complete. My first draft has been built in a way that I hope creates depth and complexity to the writing.
Anything new coming up you'd like to share?
In June Volume 3 of my serial novel Two Moons of Sera will be released. After that I have two exciting projects on deck. DEVOUR, a zombie novel and Heaven's Vault, a supernatural romance. I've taken some time away from Shadow before trying to write book two Prisoner's of the Wind. I'm hoping to be working on that by the winter.
Anything you'd like to ask our readers?
If you were able to stand up and fight against one injustice in the world, what would it be? Oooh ... great question! I'm looking forward to seeing the answers my readers come up with.
Recai Osman: Muslim, philosopher, billionaire and Superhero?
Controversial and daring, Shadow on the Wall details the transformation of Recai Osman from complicated man to Superhero. Forced to witness the cruelty of the Morality Police in his home city of Elih, Turkey, Recai is called upon by the power of the desert to be the vehicle of change. Does he have the strength to answer Allah's call or will his dark past and self doubt stand in his way?
Pulling on his faith in Allah, the friendship of a Jewish father-figure and a deeply held belief that his people deserve better, Recai Osman must become The SandStorm.
In the tradition of books by Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, Shadow on the Wall tackles issues of religion, gender, corruption and the basic human condition. Beautiful and challenging, this is not a book to miss.
Pavarti K Tyler’s novel Two Moons of Sera is a Fantasy/Romance and began in a serial format in November 2011. Her next novel Shadow on the Wall is scheduled for release in May 2012. Shadow on the Wall is Book One of The SandStorm Chronicles, the saga of Recai Osman — businessman, philosopher, Muslim and . . . superhero.
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Here are links to my books:
Two Moons of Sera: http://www.amazon.com/Two-Moons-of-Sera-ebook/dp/B005U81SCQ/ref=pd_rhf_cr_p_t_1
Shadow on the Wall (The SandStorm Chronicles #1): http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Wall-SandStorm-Chronicles-1/dp/0983876908/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1326905139&sr=8-3
Consumed by Love (novella): http://www.amazon.com/Consumed-by-Love-ebook/dp/B004PYDQBC/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1