Friday, 3 May 2019

Interview with Roxanne San Jose & Review of Time Travel


I am delighted to welcome Roxanne San Jose to the blog for an interview. Here's a little bit about her!

I was born in the Philippines but I now reside in Las Vegas, Nevada. I graduated with a degree in Political Science in University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I work in our family business and I self-published my first book, Annagram, in 2015 about three countries fighting for the islands.

And onto the interview!

In your own writing, which character of yours do you relate to most?
Angelie Thompson because she will do everything for love

Do you read your own genre? Is it a favourite?
Yes, I do read my own genre because it is entertaining

If you had to describe your style in three words, what would they be?
Determined, creative and passionate

What was the first story you ever told?
Probably, my cousins or myself

Was writing always your dream choice of career?
Yes, because I love reading and writing

Do you have a writing space? Pictures or descriptions!
My desk with my computer and my laptop in my bed facing the television

Playlists? Yes or no? And why?
I do have a playlist because it makes me relax while I write

Which social media do you see as a must for writers?
Facebook

Where do you hang out most online?
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Do you have a favourite app for writing?
"Notes" on MacOS

Organised or not?
Organised

What's your favourite book you've read?
"Time Keeper" by Mitch Albom

Morning or evening writer?
Evening

If you had a hashtag for your books, what would it be?
#YA

 Angelie Thompson invented a time machine in 2015 and her boyfriend, John Salvador, was accidentally transported back to 1970. Left with no other option, Angelie journeys through time, searching for John. Along the way, she encounters several adventures, meeting new people on her desperate search for her lover.

Meanwhile, stranded in 1970 and with no hope of ever returning back to his own time, John begins a new life, working as a receptionist in Lesti Hotel where he finds a new love, Elisha.

Conflict arises among the characters due to their complicated relationships and when disaster strikes, it's up to Angelie to save the world with her time machine invention.

The tale of ‘Time Travel’ highlights love, determination and friendship

My Review: 3 stars
The idea was one that sounded intriguing and so I picked this up hoping to be told a story that I could get behind. My issue wasn't the story itself, I felt like there were the bare bones of an intriguing tale woven through the words, but the premise itself felt like it needed a lot of work. Angelie and the others were all good characters, but there was a disconnect between the reader and the story itself. I feel like with time and a good editor, it could be brought up to a place where the story shines through and is more readable.

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