DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Are you ready to meet a new author and learn about their book? I hope so because today's author is very interesting. Meet T.L. Brevis and the book The Cursed Eye.
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
I live in Asia (won't specify where) and am half-Asian. I enjoy reading books and watching films as well as series and always have.
What inspired you to author this book?
I wanted to tell my own story and see where it took me.
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
From various art made for other books/films. Two halves of two character's faces on a cover is quite interesting and it shows you who the main characters are without needless and confusing complexity in the cover design.
ho has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
No one in particular, pretty much all of the great author's whose stories have changed my life for the better.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
Learning the basics since this was my first novel.
Tell your readers about your book.
It is a contemporary fantasy based in Japan. Hiroshi Tadao is the main character in this story, and the main mystery in his life for as long as he could remember was how advanced he was, and how learning things and responsibility came so easily to him. He gets his answers when he meets Kaito, an older man who begins to explain how he came to be that way, and after discovering that he possessed a rare ocular mutation known as the "Noromi" he decides that he will use his newfound powers to achieve his various goals.
Who is your target audience, and why?
Teens and Young Adults. I myself am a teen, so I really don't feel like it is my place to write for adults, and I feel like writing for anyone below the age of thirteen would not be my style as I do like my stories to be somewhat dark and tragic, two things that don't fit well into most children's media.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
Nothing in particular, though I hope to become a bestselling author one day, and that I suppose will be my greatest success if I am fortunate enough for that dream to come true.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
Barely, if any romance in my story. I love romance, in fact, my favorite piece of entertainment ever made is a romance, but oftentimes, I see stories similar to mine force romances, and honestly, unless it comes naturally in my stories, I doubt I will ever include romance.