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Quintettte of Questions: Julie Bozza (2)

Quintette asks writers five quick questions. This week’s return interview is with Julie Bozza!

Julie Bozza

The 1000 Smiles - 400px1.   What’s the name of your latest story – and how hard was it to pick a title?

The title is The Thousand Smiles of Nicholas Goring, and it’s the third book in the Butterfly Hunter trilogy. This title was quite easy, as it draws on the musings of the main character Dave Taylor in the first book of the trilogy. All his life, Dave has assumed he’s straight, but noticing Nicholas’s attractive mouth and infinite range of smiles is Dave’s first clue that maybe there’s more to life after all.

2.     If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest story?

I asked Nicholas himself about this one. He answered that to play him, we’d need to find an actor with the beauty of Rupert Brooke, the wit of Oscar Wilde, and the chutzpah of Robert Downey Jr. I told him he was a bit on himself. He sniffed, and then remarked that he thought Simon Baker might do an adequate job with the role of David.

3.     What five words best describe your story?

Love. Life. Diversity. Dreaming. Australia.

4.     Who is your favourite fictional couple?

This time I’m going to nominate Maurice and Alec in EM Forster’s novel Maurice. Poor Maurice works his way through all kinds of muddle, and suffers Clive’s betrayal, but at the last he and Alec finally manage to connect in what feels like a very solid way. The heart and the head, the body and the soul are at last reconciled, and I have no fears for their future together… despite the fact that they must become social outcasts. The idea of them running away to the greenwood to be together is both horrible and utterly marvellous.

5.     What song always makes you cry?

I asked Nicholas for his input again, and he said that before he met David, How Soon is Now? by The Smiths always made him hopelessly maudlin. These days his life’s soundtrack is more like Just Can’t Get Enough by Depeche Mode – and he doesn’t cry at all.


About The Thousand Smiles of Nicholas Goring

Dave and Nicholas, married for seven years now, are happily settled together – but as an Australian prime minister once observed, “Life wasn’t meant to be easy.” An unexpected threat to their beloved waterhole forces Dave to try asserting unofficial custodianship of the Dreamtime site, and a visit from Nicholas’s nephew Robin doesn’t help as he brings his own surprises. And there’s always the question of Nicholas’s health hanging over their heads …

About Julie Bozza

Julie BozzaJulie Bozza is an English-Australian hybrid who is fuelled by espresso, calmed by knitting, unreasonably excited by photography, and madly in love with Colin Morgan and John Keats.

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Quintette of Questions: Pelaam (2)

Quintette asks writers five quick questions. This week’s return guest interview is with:

Pelaam

HauntedbythePast_267x4001.     What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

Haunted by the Past with Breathless Press. This was a fairly difficult title to decide on. But I think it was worth the effort in choosing it.

2.     If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

Alexander Skarsgård would make an excellent Jared. A long haired John Mayer would be a good match for Evander

3.     What five words best describe your story?

Romantic, haunting, mystery, love, secrets.

4.     Who is your favourite fictional couple?

I really like Aragorn and Legolas.

5.     What song always makes you cry?

Way too many of these, and I always avoid  listening to them. Better Midler’s Wind Beneath my Wings always brings to mind the chick flick that made me cry, but also spending the evening with my best friend.

About Haunted by the Past

Jared didn’t believe in ghosts or love, until he moved into his new house and found both.

About Pelaam

PelaamLiving in clean, green New Zealand, Pelaam is a multi-published author of gay romance and erotica across time and space. When not writing, she can be found indulging in her other passions of cookery and wine appreciation.

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