Forbidden Beginnings: Jacqueline’s Tragedy is an exciting combination of medical thriller and family saga, fleshing out the characters and the circumstances that lead up to the book Forbidden Birth. Both books in the Forbidden Beginnings series have regularly been on Amazon’s Best Sellers Lists for Medical Thrillers.
To flesh out the family saga within this medical thriller, I’ve been joined by author William Rubin. William, thanks for chatting with me today! What initially sparked your interest in this thrilling family tale?
Readers of Forbidden Birth were clamoring to learn the “back story” of the characters so I gave them what they were asking for!
*Laughs* Reader feedback has to be one the best ways to start a new writing project! When you were considering how to flesh out the back-story for these characters, did you look to your own life for inspiration?
Yes, the death of my mother had a profound impact on me and was really the driving force in creating this series.
I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, but I’m heartened that you were able to direct your emotions into a force that has seen the creation of this series. Where have you personally felt satisfaction from this instalment of the Forbidden Beginnings series?
In the opportunity to show how tight-knit the Ravello family is and what lengths they will go to come to each other’s aid.
Is this the last outing of the Ravello family? Or can we expect to see more of this family in the future? And if there’s more in the pipeline, can you whet our appetites a little?
The third book in the series; Forbidden Cure, and it is chock full of surprises, personally and professionally, for Chris Ravello.
Wish Chris good luck for me! What do you love about writing that keeps drawing you back to this adventuresome world?
Writing for me is equal parts catharsis, creativity, and escape from the rigors of a busy medical practice and the joys and challenges of raising a family.
Wow, you have quite a number of commitments on your plate. How do you structure your thoughts to make sure that you are making the most of your limited writing time?
I do an extensive outline first, but I leave myself the freedom to veer from it as inspiration hits me while I’m writing. I think capturing that spontaneity is important to what the book as entertaining as possible.
I like that you create a solid foundation but allow yourself the freedom to embellish or change the direction later as the story dictates. Do you apply additional structure to your writing through a writing routine, or are the circumstances when you are writing more spontaneous?
I write about five days a week for about two hours. I’ve learned not to force it; sometimes the words/scenes flow well, sometimes very little gets accomplished, but it’s all a necessary part of the creative process.
Do you personally feel that you’ve become a better writer with a more defined voice by following your consistent work schedule?
Yes, and I’m sure that will continue to grow and change over time as I write more and enjoy new life experiences.
William is has been wonderful to explore a little of your life and writing experiences, and I hope to hear more about your growth as an author in the future.
Excited to read the book we discussed today? Find it here on Amazon: ‘Forbidden Beginnings: Jacqueline’s Tragedy ( ASIN: B0725R85WT )‘.
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