Interview with Julie Elizabeth Powell, author of Gone
Tell us about Gone.
That haunting question: Where had my daughter gone? Because although her body was still ‘alive’, her essence had disappeared – so I created Avalon and went in search of her.
Gone tackles many issues surrounding living death, death, loss, grief and hope in a unique way and forces ‘Charley’ to face all those tangled emotions, which I think would help others too.
Gone is a possible answer – some may say impossible.
What genre is it?
What kind of readers will it appeal to?
Complete this sentence for us: if you like _________________, you’ll love Gone.
How would you like the reader to feel as they read the last word of Gone?
Have you written any other books that we should read next?
The Star Realm (#1 Avalon Trilogy) whereupon I built and extended the world I’d created in Gone to write an epic fantasy adventure for 11+…Invasion #2 and #3 Secrets Of The Ice are also available. I say 11+ but I love these kinds of stories – adding an age group is not accurate, as we are all different.
Here are my other titles:
Of Sound Mind – fantasy
Tell us a bit about yourself.
My eldest daughter has flown the nest and is married to a man who doesn’t mind his mother-in-law, although my son is still fluffing his feathers.
My middle child is off on a mysterious adventure, the like of which can only guess…and tried to do so in Gone.
I love to read and am looking for ways to double time so to indulge in the mysterious and wonderful and delicious and strange…my favourite kind of story.
Writing is my passion, though I enjoy creating handcrafted cards, jewellery making, scrapbooking and dabbling in encaustic art whenever I can.
Oh yes, I used to teach or mark exam papers but now concentrate on writing and enjoying my new life, which materialised, as if by a miracle. Though still dislike all those necessary domestic chores that would, for me, be included in the Rings of Hell!
I am British and live in the UK.
That’s it. Thank you to anyone who reads my books…enjoy the flight!
Note: I’m not one for rules, which frequently gets me into trouble and I sometimes feel I’m an alien, as I’ve never fitted into any pigeonhole.
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