Eva marquez interview part 3

Back with Eva

Do you have anything specific you would like to tell or share with your future readers and followers?

Because my books deal with controversial topics, cross and intersect genres and do not fit into neat little boxes, I ask my readers to be prepared for the journey. My novels are not for  everyone, and those who are disturbed and bothered by stories that push the envelope or challenge societal norms would likely not find my literary work appealing. So in essence, this is a bit of a warning to potential readers and/or followers. I do not intend on writing for all audiences, as that is almost impossible to do.  What I can and have committed myself to doing is writing about what i know, writing about my contexts, environments and experiences and pushing these to limits to create controversial stories that inspire people to perhaps think out of the box, which is very mush what Ms Adichie and Ms Alvarez have done with their literary work. To my future readers and followers i also say thank you! For every reader and follower I have, I am that much more enthused to write and develop characters that challenge our existing comfort levels and perceptions. I would also ask any future readers or followers to contact me if they have any questions about anything I have written, or about my future work. Many of my ideas for character development and plots come from discussions I have with friends, colleagues or people I've met casually at a lounge, bar or book store!

Where can everyone find your books? Wat social media sites are you on beside Julie's Book review?

Since the book won't be officially launched until Oct 1, people can pre-order 'Sweetest Taboo' directly on the official book website: www.SweetestTabooBook.com For those who pre-order, they will receive a signed first edition copy and I am including some small surprises in the shipping envelopes as well.  I also have a blog that is updated twice a week and can be accessed here : www.SweetestTabooBook.com/blog. The blog includes chapter excerpts, Popular culture posts, as well as book reviews that I post myself.

As far as social media, I c an be found at the following

Facebook  Twitter   tumblr   pinterest  goodreads

OK Lets get to some really fun questions!

E-reader or paperback and why?

Tough one because I love both. however, because i work in the arena of global health and the environment plays such a huge role on the public health, I have opted (for in the last 2 years) to only purchase e-books for my  Kindle Touch or Ipad. but, if there's a book I absolutely  want to read and it's only available in paperback, I will buy a copy, read it and pass it on to a friend. I belong to a community book exchange program here is southern Africa, so once a month we get together and swap paperbacks and hardbacks, so I enjoy the 'recycle' aspect of our community group.

Yeah I have only had my Kindle touch since this past Christmas and don't know how I lived without it. LOL

Chocolate, Vanilla or strawberry

Definitely strawberry, always!

Hamburger or hot dog?

Are you kidding? Hamburger of course (I come form a land of 'In n Out' burger)

Reading fiction or non-fiction

I'm stuck on this one because i read both and love both. But i must say, i prefer well narrated and novel-like non-fiction, like Beautiful Forever

Favorite book of all time and why?
Half of a Yellow Sun by Ms Adichie (reason noted above in previous question)

Favorite author of all time?

Julia Alvarez

Dog or cats

Dogs, always dogs

Me too

Well Eva it has been wonderful talking with you over this past wk. I know we I just received a letter from Tom Stevens the teacher in question in Sweetest Taboo. Tomorrow Tom's letter to all of you will be posted! I wonder what he has to say?

Give away is still going on folks. follow along and post your e-mail below to win one of the 2 signed copies of Sweetest Taboo!


  1. My interest is piqued! I enjoyed the interview and I'm excited to get a better look at The Sweetest Taboo! Best wishes to Eva on her book Birthday in October! Thanks Julie! Kgeletzke@gmail.com :)

  2. I really enjoyed reading the interview too. Great job, both of you! :-)




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