Questions & answers:
- What is special in your book?
“The Space Traveller’s Lover” is a story that showcases the beauty of the human spirit and the power of love.
Set at the end of the 21st century, The Space Traveller’s Lover takes the reader on a journey to the edge of world destruction, where all hopes of survival seem lost, but at every dead-end, there is an unexpected twist that changes everything.
As much a romance as a science fiction adventure, the narrative is fast-paced, questioning, and revealing, with an intriguing and emotionally-fuelled storyline.
This inspirational love story brings about a sense of hope and expectation as the main characters confront their intense feelings and discover the one and the only thing they can’t live without.
- Do you try to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
While writing my book, I always had the reader in mind; what would they think? How would they feel? I wanted them to ask themselves what they would do in those situations. I wanted to take the readers on a mesmerising journey through otherworldly landscapes and incredible conflicts, and that, in turn, made the plot unique and original.
- Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?
Writing is all about pouring one’s soul into the written word. It is like composing an opera. There are ups and downs, twists and turns, sadness and happiness, excitement and despair. So it is all about emotions. I believe the stronger the writer’s emotions, the more enduring the message they can convey.
- How long did it take you to write this book?
It took me five years to complete my book, from the first idea to the release. As I am working full-time, I only could write in the evenings and at weekends. The process of writing, reviews, illustrations and interior design was very time-consuming but very satisfying as I achieved every milestone.
- Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I do receive lovely comments from my readers: For example:
“I’ve now finished your book and must say I really enjoyed it – I don’t usually read science fiction but found this an exciting, well-written story. You should be very proud!”
“I admire your amazing imagination! And I greatly appreciated the very satisfying ending.”
“What a delightful story. The characters are terrifically crafted. The plot is intriguing and paced well. You are a natural-born storyteller.”
“ I loved the whole book, from how it started and how it ended. I am so happy that I came across this author and got to read her book.”
“I was completely lost in this book. If you love sci-fi, suspenseful, and romantic stories and love being on the edge of your seat, take a chance with this book. “
- Apart from writing books, what do you like to do?
In my spare time, when not writing or working on software development, I love reading, listening to music, travelling, learning new languages, sky-watching, and participating in astronomy-related projects and events.
- What advice would you give to a writer working on their first book?
Don’t give up. Write everything that comes to your mind, and turn your ideas into words, sentences, paragraphs, chapters and sections. Let your imagination flow as you write, and enjoy every moment. Then you can work on the storyline structure, dialogue and refining the characters. Set your goals and celebrate every milestone that you achieve.
- Would you share something about yourself that your readers don’t know (yet)?
I love rock music and am a big fan of “The Strokes” (The Strokes). I always go and see them in concert when they come to London.
For more reviews, visit : Reviews – Omara Williams (omarawilliamsbooks.com) and The Space Traveller’s Lover by Omara Williams | Goodreads