Sunday, February 10, 2013
Author Interview: Dominion by Melody Manful
Little Blurb about yourself:
In a world where a young girl rushes to the TV whenever a football game is on and screams when her team messes up, and have her parents looking at her like she’s insane, a young girl, name Melody, will spend her free time writing books about angels, and guns and watching a lot of action movies. As a young girl Melody went through a lot of phases, dreaming from being superman, to a pirate, to a superstar, to an author. Now at the age of eighteen, she still want to be superman, but have putting that dream aside to become an author, spending hours writing, hanging out with friends, hoping her teachers stop given too much homework and using every money she gets to buy shoes. She lives in Denmark with her family, and hopes that on the 16th of February, you get a copy of her first book, Dominion, when it comes out!
1. Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
My mother was always there to hear my cheesy story, so she inspired me to take a chance to write my first book.
2. How long did it take you to write Dominion?
Dominion took what seemed like forever to write! The first copy I had dates back to 2009, and before than, I spent years working on it.
3. While writing how many times do you go back and rewrite a plot?
Almost as long as I take to write the plot! Sometimes I couldn’t make up my mind, ‘should she go right or should she go left’ I’ll settle on right, and then will come back and settle on left. I confused myself sometimes. I’m surprise I managed to write Dominion finish.
4. You run into a bookstore, where do you go first?
The place where they have all the newest YA releases line-up!
5. How many books in a month do you tend to read?
Sometimes when I’m not busy with schoolwork and life, about four to six books.
6. In all the books you've read. Who is your most favorite character and why?
I’d have to say Harry Potter, because although his character was fictional he had issues that were real life related that one can connect with.
7. State 5 random facts about yourself.
Opinionated. Unpredicted. Annoying. Nerdy. Creepy.
8. Your favorite Genre?
I like anything that has YA in it, sometimes the paranormal world fascinates me and other times, I’m dying to read a book from our world.
9. What are you currently reading?
At the moment I’m reading the fourth book in the Mortal Instruments. I had a lot of people recommend it to me, so I decided to give it a chance.
10. What is the best book you've read?
I’ve read so many books that are really good, but I’d have to say Harry Potter, still can’t wrap my head around how someone would have such an awesome imagination.
11. Any new projects coming up?
I’m working on the sequel to Dominion, which will take off right after the events that happened in the second book. It has more action scenes, and lots of answers to all the questions that wasn’t answered in Dominion.
“I’m going to divide you into groups for our Titanic memorabilia speech, which if you all remember, is this week.” Mr. Bernard said. “Speeches are due before the week is over.”
One of the students murmured, “Oh, no.”
“Mr. Silas, you and Miss Cells will be group one,” Mr. Bernard said, looking at Tristan and me. “Miss Tate, you and Mr. Duran are—” Mr. Bernard was interrupted by the sound of the door as it busted open. Everyone looked toward the noise.
Standing in the doorway was the guy I bumped into. The moment I saw him, my heart dropped. I prayed he was lost and wasn’t in our class. Frankly, I didn’t understand my uneasiness upon seeing him. He gave me bad vibes.
“You must be Mr. Chase,” Mr. Bernard said, and the boy walked toward him.
“I am,” he answered. He looked around the classroom, and his gaze stopped on Tristan.
To my surprise, Tristan looked like he knew the boy because he gave him a half-hearted smile.
“You’re late,” Mr. Bernard said, and the boy looked at the clock on the wall.
“I was actually here before the bell rang.” His eyes moved to mine. “Miss Cells can vouch for me.” I froze at the mention of my name. I wondered how he knew my name, but then I remembered I was known pretty much everywhere—the price of being famous. “She bumped into me and ran off.”
Someone please shoot me now. A few people chuckled. Jake cast a backward glance at me and grinned.
“You’re excused this time, Mr. Chase. Find a seat. I’ll assign you to a group.”
“Mr. Chase can join Jake and me,” Danny volunteered. I wasn’t surprised.
“It’s Gideon,” the boy said. “Gideon Chase.”
“What?” I blurted out in surprise at the mention of his name, and then all eyes turned to me.
Gideon? His name was actually Gideon? Why Gideon?
“Miss Cells, are you all right?” My outburst had obviously startled Mr. Bernard. Gideon stood beside him, confused, but the moment his eyes met mine, he smiled as if he knew why I was scared.
“I—I’m sorry, I didn’t—” I looked down in humiliation.
Maybe it was just a coincidence. This guy couldn’t be the same Gideon from my nightmare.
“Well,” Mr. Bernard continued, “take a seat, Mr. Chase.”
My first impression of Gideon was that he was hot.
My second impression of him was dangerous.
My third impression of him was murderer, because if he was anything like the guy from my nightmare, he was going to kill me.
About the Author:
Melody Manful was born on June 8, 1994, in a town in Ghana called Tema. She started writing at a very early age and has been doing it ever since. Melody has two siblings and lives in Denmark with her family. She loves music, reading, and writing, and she puts a great deal into making her friends happy.
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