I had the pleasure of interviewing Melina Turner on her new book, “The Deathly Roses, Volume 1.” Here is a transcript of the interview.
1. How long have you been writing and publishing?
Well I’ve been writing and publishing just poems in primary school year 3 which would be twelve years now. I started publishing bigger pieces in 2013 though.
2. Give us a hint into the story line of The Deathly-Roses. What gave you this idea for this story? Who was your inspiration, if any?
The big hint is: if your whole life was a lie…what would you do? Would you choose good or bad? Or go all miserable and in-between. The Deathly-Roses Volume 1 give you that example of one a young teen figures out her whole life was indeed a lie and something more was out there, if she looked for it but she chooses to stay in the in-between…
The idea wasn’t inspired unless you call manga books, a rose crossword puzzle that I managed to not get and crossed it out (lol) and a few names that I see from objects. Like did you know Duvua means duckweed in Japanese or chinese, one of them. Funny eh?
3. Tell us a little bit more about your book.
Well to be honest, I’ve confused everyone I talk to about it (after they read the book they get the gist of what I mean) it is prose /narrative; so prose poetry and narrative short with dark Paranormalcy (Paranormal and fantasy joined together). Quite confusing, I know.
4. What made you choose this genre?
Well, I originally wrote the original copy of this piece in 2003. The idea was to get to branch out of poetry so I made it in-between both a story and a poem.
5. What is next on your table? Are you already planning your next book?
Well, I have three pieces in the works for now and these are, Deodora Daggers ( a The Deathly-Roses Novel) hopefully to be published next year. It will introduce one of the new characters and how they came to be and why their in The Deathly-Roses Volume 3. Which will be published before TDR3.
Then there’s my short comedies for a comedy collection which will make you laugh, think weirdly of me or will have you offended, might even shock but hey, that’s the plan ;).
Last but not least is my YA Teen Romance called As The Past Plays to the Present which should be finito 2014 and published.
6. How can you be reached?
And my book links: