Sunday, April 7, 2013

Chatting with Z. Madison

Today, I have Z. Madison who has written There You Were, a contemporary romance.

So tell us a little bit about yourself? I am twenty-five and have been writing since I was eighteen.
When did you start writing? I started writing because just one day without even trying to write, stories started to come to mind and I just wrote them all down. I love creating entire lives separate from my own, especially about love, romance and how utterly complicated people are at times.
Describe your book in 10 words or less: To describe the book "There You Were" in 10 words or less I would say it is about first love and what it can endure, with a few twists of fate...I went a little bit over :)
What did you enjoy about the process? What I enjoyed about this process is one simply the writing of it. I get such a sense of accomplishment from knowing that I created something that I am utterly proud of. I love to tell stories.
What was the hardest part? What I dreaded was the editing for sure...It was a long and at times tedious process but I did my best, several times over.
Where did the ideas come from? I just came up with the idea, I suppose just from my mind. Sometimes I find inspiration from my own life or the lives of others but for this book it just came from within.

Thanks for joining us. If you'd like to check out There You Were, it's on Amazon.

Synopsis: This is the story of encounters and how that turned into a story of first love. A young man of eighteen, named James Mcenzie is staying for the summer in the glamorous city of Monte Carlo, Monaco with his family. One uneventful day while standing on the beach outside of his hotel, he sees a beautifully serene girl, her name Is Kate Wellington. He takes one step toward her, simply mesmerized by her beauty and innocence he soon realizes that he cannot reach her to make her acquaintance, for she is on her family’s sailboat, sailing by him. He feels utter disappointment that not even their eyes meet. How would he get the chance to meet her? How would he get to the chance to discover all there is to know about her? But fate would have a hand in bringing them together again or perhaps she was just paying attention to the signs. It is a summer romance that turned into so much more than either had anticipated. They fell fast and hard for one another and soon after meeting, infatuation turned into love. They planned on sharing a life together once the summer was over and they were back in New York City but tragedy struck that threatened to tear them apart forever. This is a story of love with all its possibility. A story of a young couple’s past, present and unpredictable future, with an unexpected twist of fate that could change the course of their lives forever.