Hello! My apology for the big gap in posts. We are working out a glitch regarding having the posts in both English and Spanish so that when a viewer transfers from the A Separate Heaven site to this blog it will read in both languages.
I hope each of you is having a wonderful Christmas holiday and looking forward to a new year filled with many blessings.
It’s a good thing the day doesn’t officially end until midnight! I’m going to do a Q&A video or FB live soon but I thought I would answer a few of the most often asked:
1) How did you select the names for your characters and are they named for anyone you know?
I simply like the names Dominic and Paige. Gianelli I selected from a long list of Italian names. All characters are fictitious as are their names.
2) Have you ever been to Italy?
Not yet! But it is first on my list.
3) Why the big age difference in Dominic in Paige?
That’s how I imagined it…how the characters and the story unfolded in my mind. When A Separate Heaven was first "conceived" I wasn’t trying to write. None of the story is based on real life experiences but it is SO much fun to write, even the parts that aren’t happy. I think most writers of fiction will tell you their characters are very real to them. After all, they live in your mind so they are constantly with you.
4) How long does the series last?
Right now, the seven books span twenty five years in the lives of the two families.
5) When is your favorite time to write?
Anytime I can. Like everyone else I have a family and I often help with care and transportation of some members. Sometimes my to do list is created for me rather than by me.
Back to work on Book Five! Good night! More tomorrow. I will leave you with a Texas Starry Night.
Hi Everyone. Alex Disanti here. Today is December 6th and I hope it finds each of you enjoying the Christmas Holiday season. Between writing, editing, working on marketing and promotions for the series, and trying to keep up with FB, Twitter, etc. I fear my website has been terribly neglected. SO_OOO, as of today I have sworn to myself that I will post every day for the next thirty days. Perhaps it will have become a habit by then!
I have a bit of a hard time with posting on FB (don’t really know why, it seems to be so easy for others!). It occurred to me that if I blog on my website daily and treat it as a journal, if you will, then perhaps I can hit some interesting notes for readers. I hope so! And since it is my blog, my website, perhaps I will feel free to “share” more so than I do on FB.
So I will be making daily notes regarding writing and the characters of A Separate Heaven. Feel free to comment and ask questions, please!
A long term project currently in development is getting the series, A Separate Heaven, printed in English and Spanish. A big undertaking. The biggest being finding an expert translator because translating a book in a different language means more than simply interpreting the script word for word. The feelings and emotions of the characters must be conveyed to the reader in the second language and come across as well as it did in the original script. The search is on!
More tomorrow! Thank you.