Even I Shed a Few Tears

Lesley Mooney Author Interview

Lesley Mooney Author Interview

Flight From Fear traces the frightening ordeal of a grandfather and his two grandchildren after they find themselves hosting a bizarre guest. How did you come up with the idea for this novel?

As usual my imagination takes hold and it happens. I wanted to make it a family story with a pet dog and a mystery for a change, with a new setting. Living in forests and snow country brings its own dangers and difficulties. I love the beauty of mountains, and a winter scene is immediately interesting. The affliction the man suffers from is a disturbing one which is a terrible mystery in itself, but frightening. It actually becomes a sad story as the victim develops an affection for his ‘girlie’ ‘as he calls her. Even I shed a few tears at the end.

Gabe has schizophrenia and the subsequent personas he develops make for an interesting back and forth between the characters. What were some themes you wanted to capture with Gabe’s character?

At first that was a puzzle not knowing how that disease takes affect, so I bought in a natural Australian character first, then another completely different. I have read that the characters which come to life are often related to someone in their lives, but mine do not.

Natalie remains, throughout the book, a character of immense strength. What were some obstacles you felt were important to her characters development?

She is a young woman, the only daughter in the family, and many these days have to face up to a situation as she did in that story. Some woman find they have an inner strength in times of stress and fear. At first she’s terrified, but she develops a strength because of his injuries, then feels pity for the man with all the pain he suffers..

When will this book be available for purchase?

When I think it is ready and am able to publish it, probably within a few months.I do not wish to make a fool of myself, after the wonderful reviews received from you for the other books. That is why I had this reviewed first.

Author Links: Amazon | GoodReads | Shashwords

 

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