DONALD WILSON II: I’M WORKING ON THE CROSS ROADS SEQUEL
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
It’s always a pleasure to have debuting authors as guests on our blog. Donald Wilson II released in August his book Cross Roads. Let’s her from the writer himself more about his book.
– What is your book Cross Roads about?
– Cross Roads is an action/adventure story about sixteen year old Shawna who learns that she is the target of a group of creatures known as the Doma. There is only one group capable of stopping them and keeping her alive. Shawn is rescued by them and soon joins their ranks. She also begins to learn more about her past, herself and what it will mean for her now that these creatures are hunting her.
– How did you decide to write the story?
– It started as a simple idea about a young woman who not only had to fight in order to survive, but also had to learn about herself and the strange new world that she was being forced into. From there it blossomed into a novel.
– What was the biggest challenge during the write up process?
– My computer crashed but I backed up my data. That was really, really annoying and slowed me down for a few days, but it’s back and better than ever.
– Tell us something more about your main character? Is it close to someone from your real life?
– Shawna is a homeless orphan who has been living on the streets of New York for many years. She is very intelligent and resourceful. Despite her intelligence she is inexperienced about many things like interacting with other people. She is also very loyal to her friends which I like about her. Shawna is based on many different women, all of whom have influenced my life positively.
– How much time did you need to finish the story and to publish it?
– I wrote the first draft in about 3 months, but I took significantly more time editing it. The editing process took the bulk of the time. I’m self published so that did not take too long.
– Do you have other works in your resume?
– Cross Roads is my debut novel, but I’ve been published in various other publications prior to the novel.
– Who are you?
– I am a guy who loves to write. I am a storyteller and I hope that people will enjoy these stories now and for years to come.
– What are your writing habits?
– I absolutely require music when I write. There’s only one catch: the music has to fit the scene that I’m writing.
– Are you satisfied by the sales of the book?
I’m fresh out of the gate and haven’t hit my stride yet, so…not yet. LOL!
– Do you plan another one?
– Yes. I’m currently working on the Cross Roads sequel. Cross Roads will be a trilogy.
– What are you doing to promote your book by the best possible way?
– I’m very active online and have been reaching out to libraries, bookstores, book clubs and local media.
– You graduated in History. Who is your favorite historical personage?
– Oh boy, that is a long list. Off the top of my head I’d have to say Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman.
– What is your job and how it helps you to develop as an writer?
I’m a jack of all trades, but my formal training is in healthcare. I am quickly making the transition to becoming a full time writer. Each one of my experiences have contributed to my writing in some way.
– If you may ask yourself one question in the interview what it will be? (Don’t forget to answer)
– What’s the best part about being a writer? Hands down it’s interacting with readers. Since this is my debut novel I’ve never had that before. It used to be simply telling a story I enjoyed writing, but as more people read Cross Roads I’m meeting more readers and other authors with so much positivity that it adds a whole new aspect to writing for me.
Take a look at his book