I want to give a warm welcome to Monica La Porta and thank her for stopping by. Monica is one of the independent authors taking part in our great giveaway organised by Clare Davidson. You can win 11 ebooks, 3 signed paperbacks and a $20 Amazon voucher (open internationally) Just click here to see the great books and to enter.
Monica has kindly answered some interview questions for us. Her book – The Priest, is available in our giveaway.
Hi, Ruth, thank you so much for having me.
As a reader, I like what-if stories set in alternate realities. A few years ago, I read an article about the imminent possibility of procreating without male contribution. I found the idea worthy of further developing and the seed for the Ginecean Chronicles was planted.
What genre would your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I keep changing my mind about my fantasy cast. I’d say a young Christian Bale for Mauricio and Emmy Rossum for Rosie.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Love doesn’t look at social status, gender, skin color.
Are there any characters that you love and found easy to write?
Villains. They are so much fun. In general, I prefer flawed characters. They give you more material to work with and I like the challenge to make them likable.
Are there any characters in your book that you hate?
If I hate them, they are easily disposed of. But in all seriousness, I’ve never written a character I couldn’t like. The only characters I dislike are the ones who don’t have a story behind.
What other books within your genre would you compare it to?
I’ve been told in different occasions that my stories have a similar feeling to Margaret Atwood’s books.
Monica La Porta is an Italian who landed in Seattle several years ago. Despite popular feelings about the Northwest weather, she finds the mist and the rain the perfect conditions to write. Being a strong advocate of universal acceptance and against violence in any form and shape, she is also glad to have landed precisely in Washington State. She is the author of The Ginecean Chronicles, a dystopian/science fiction series set on the planet Ginecea where women rule over a race of enslaved men and heterosexual love is considered a sin. She has published The Priest and Pax in the Land of Women, respectively book one and two in the Ginecean series and is currently editing the third, Prince of War. She also wrote and illustrated a children’s book about the power of imagination, The Prince’s Day Out. Her latest published short, Linda of the Night, is a fairytale love story celebrating inner beauty. Stop by her blog to read about her miniatures, sculptures, paintings, and her beloved beagle, Nero. Sometimes, she also posts about her writing.
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Where to find her books:
The Ginecean Chronicles
Children’s books and YA short stories:
Thanks again to Monica for stopping by! Her book – The Priest, is part of our giveaway.
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