Hello Mr. Norton,
1.I would like to welcome you to my blog and my readers, and congratulate you on the fantastic work. How do you feel?
Well, I feel really happy because I waited for a long time for my first novel release. This was a very hard and extensive work but it was finally done. I hope readers like this new proposal in ebook format.
2. What is your inspiration behind a vividly descriptive and intriguing story? What is the amount of research put in?
The inspiration begins with the crisis of the world today. War, hunger, terrorism, poverty, unemployment … a disturbing overview. Then, I created a story of suspense and intrigue that apparently has no relation to the above. Finally everything is mixed up and a story comes up with many unexpected discoveries. On the other hand, I always wanted to write an interesting story developed today and in many places in the world and with much technological details of our time. That is why I needed a research about many geographic, cultural and technological topics. Always kept in mind that the story was plausible at all times. That is very important to me.
3.Tell me about your main character. What about it intrigues you the most?
Well, actually they are two main characters.About the first, John Garrett, is a very lucky man. His parents died when he was a child and was later adopted by a billionaire man. Thus he managed to have the best education and a life of comforts and luxuries. In spite of this he never ceased to be a man of good feelings and a deep love for his adoptive father. I like his audacity and his persistence in difficult times. The other main character Laura Koffmann. An intelligent and determined woman who is fundamental in the development of the plot. I like her tenacity.
4.I would like to hear about your journey as a writer so far?
I always liked letters. My father is a journalist, writer and historian. So I grew up between books. Blood of Kings, Power – Perversity – Redemption is my first novel, so this so far begins. I believe that with this book I have achieved an exciting and interesting story, above all with an important underlying humanistic message. On the other hand, with this book I want not only to offer a good story, but also to offer a new reading experience. For this reason it is an illustrated novel. It contains 610 text pages and 1,254 original illustrations in digital art 3D. These are high visual quality illustrations made specifically for the novel and that recreate the stages, characters and events that are narrated throughout the story. As we know, up to now, illustrated books have been concentrated almost completely in the genre of children’s literature. And so, I am presenting this proposal for an illustrated novel of the thriller genre, for public from young adult on. The book is designed for the reader to find the text of each chapter as you would in any book. Then, at the end of each chapter you will find illustrations of that chapter, that is to say, you will see illustrated in images what you have just read. This is a different book. This project has involved a very long and laborious work, and I really hope that this idea will give readers a new reading experience, and that the book will have wide acceptance.
5.What is your next writing endeavour?
A personal question to the author- are we looking at another such story from the genre in the future?
Of course. As soon as I finish promoting this book I will write the next one. Probably a continuation of Blood of Kings, Power – Perversity – Redemption. I already have some ideas about it and the book’s plot.
6.What is your message to all budding authors out there?
I think the most important thing is concentration, patience and perseverance. You have to work hard to create a good story. Put ideas in order and do research. The great stories are full of little details.
I wish you all the best for all your future endeavours and may you continue writing such good tales forever.
Patrick Norton was born in Bogota, Colombia’s capital city. He is a retired dentist. He inherited his taste for letters from his father, who is a journalist, writer and historian. His favorite authors are Allan Folsom, Dan Brown, Tom Clancy and Daniel Silva.
Auhtor’s website: www.patricknortonbooks.com