Thursday, August 9, 2012

Poor Misunderstood Michal - #AuthorInterview w Rachelle Ayala at Beachbound Books #reblog

Meet Rachelle Ayala, Author of Michal's Window

What inspired you to become an author?
I've always been an avid reader. I spent a lot of time writing specs and design documents during my career. One day, a character formed in my mind and screamed to get out on paper. She had a story to tell the world. She was misunderstood and since I sympathized with her, I determined to write a novel about her.

How did you come up with the idea for Michal's Window?
Michal is one of those fascinating women in history who had the guts to stand up to the establishment and the courage to take her punishment. I knew there was more to her story than the surface presentation in the Bible. If God was so adamant about men remaining with the wife of their youth (Proverbs 5:18-19) and not mistreating their covenant wife (Malachi 2:14), then why did it seem as if David got away with his burgeoning harem?

Michal was shortchanged in most history books, novels and Bible commentaries, so I decided to write my own version of her story to vindicate her.

What do you think readers will enjoy most about your books?
I like to mix highly dramatic situations with a undertone of comedy. Maybe some people think it's over-the-top, but if they recognize the tongue-in-cheek they will be rolling in laughter. Hint: any scene involving Ittai has that potential. I think a lot of my readers are in love with him. I know I am! ;)

What advice would you give to a new author trying to get their book published?
Perfect the craft of writing and be true to your characters. Don't allow traditionally held perceptions to hem you in. Maybe some readers will hate your approach, but there will be others who are tickled pink by it. The trick is to write from your heart and do not be deterred by naysayers.

Are you currently working on other books?
Oh yeah. I have several stories flowing in my mind and several drafts sitting around. I've decided to concentrate on a contemporary romantic suspense, Broken Build, as my next work. It's a romantic suspense mystery filled with surprises and plot twists. 

Reblogged from BeachBound Books.

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