Johnny– Having read your book, I know where this idea came from, but, if you don’t mind give us the elevator pitch about your book and where the idea came from.
Luna- I never meant to write a novel and that is the absolute truth! The first and major part of this dream came to me one very warm night in May, just before my birthday and it traumatized me! I became completely obsessed with the story and in trying to work out what it all meant. Why had I dreamed about genetically modified human clones, who were in some wired three-way relationship with a woman who looked a bit like me?
Most of all though I was obsessed with the feeling of absolute love I had experienced all night long. I felt a sudden emptiness and awareness that I was very unhappy, lonely and above all not in love and I wanted what Zak, Joe and Bella had.
This new desire the dream had given me for absolute love, was mixed up with a lot of sexual feelings and a new curiosity for this bazaar three-way love affair and the connection that the three main characters had with each other. I wanted to feel connected and I wanted to feel loved and I wanted passion. I started my novel by making clay models, quite erotic threesome poses of people entwined, and I started drawing pictures.
I spent a whole year drawing images to record my dream, and the story started to make sense to me. Drawing the pictures helped me to sort out a lot of my own issues, it gave me a kind of ‘awakening’.
Then I went back into the dream one night almost a year later and it became a reoccurring nightmare for a while. It was only at the point when I knew I had come to the end of the story that I decided to ‘pin’ words to my pictures, and it began to develop into the novel it is today.
I will be giving a more detailed explanation of how writing Zak and Joe’s life, relates to my own life, as I post it along with the drawings on Patreon every few weeks.
Johnny– I’m amazed at the fact that you say you are not a writer, what made you decide to step past your painting and start writing?
Luna- I had to write, as to print pictures is very expensive and to finish pictures to a standard good enough for printing, incredibly time consuming! I think my story would make a better film than a book and may be someone will see all the drawings one day and use them like a ‘story board’ to turn it into a movie or a series. I stepped past my painting because words were necessary in the end and once I started writing I loved it, and I couldn’t stop.
Johnny– Do you consider yourself a writer now?
Luna- No, but I have learned so much by writing this novel and my writing has really improved. As someone who has always struggled with sever dyslexia it has been great to go through the process of producing two books, but I would not do it again! It is way too expensive and I could not afford too. I have written a lot of poems in my life which I enjoyed, and I made some illustrated children’s books. I still consider myself to be an artist and not a writer though.
Johnny– This book is (in my opinion) controversial, what kind of feed back have you received from people who have read this?
Luna- I know it is very controversial and I warn people about this regularly when I post on social media. Luckily, I have only had really good feedback so far. I think that this is because I regularly post drawings which give away the controversial aspects of the story. People who do not like the sexual /violent, element of the story probable will not be tempted to buy it as they can tell clearly from the illustrations that the story will be alternative. My novel is also £10 to buy, so I imagine anyone who is considering reading it will check that they are going to enjoy the content before buying. There are so many free options to read out there as an alternative. Anyway, life is controversial, and I think that people are more open minded in general these days.
I was mostly worried about the violence shown towards Bella, the ‘heroin’ of the novel. The fact that she stays with her abusers and keeps loving them, doesn’t make her a great role model. I was concerned this might be giving the wrong message, along with the ‘people can change’, message when in truth they rarely do. This concern is one of the reasons it took me so many years to publish the books, but in the end, I just felt I had to, even though it still makes me feel uncomfortable.
Johnny– I know this came to you in an (for lack of a better term) continual dream, I’m wondering, do you think this was some sort of psychic communication? If so, from where? Or do you think this was just a dream?
Luna- The dream really helped me as did writing it, so it was like a gift to me, and I do have a belief that there is more to life than just flesh and bone and chemical reactions, so maybe there was some sort of psychic communication. I am a little shy to go into this too deeply though, religion is a tricky subject. I called the book “What Would God Think?” and that has confused people into thinking the book will have a strong religious content, which it really doesn’t. It poses questions, but there is no real answer.
Johnny– Personally, this book made me think. The more I thought about it the more I admire you for writing it. There had to be some turmoil, some internal conflict, how hard was this book to write?
Luna- It was incredibly hard to write, and I cried when I had my first five-star review from a stranger in America, who had read and loved my story.
There has been a lot of turmoil in my life and I have asked some of my friends and family never to read my novel. I know they will recognize aspects of the story that relate to real life issues and this could upset them. No one in my place of work knows that I have written a book, and my name is not Luna Walter.
The mind is a fascinating thing, and dreams are even more fascinating. I am glad I decided to record my dream and share my story with the world. With every person who has read and understood my novel, I feel like I step a little closer to fixing my soul.
I can’t say enough about this book, let me start by saying wow!
First this book is beautiful written and the illustrations are perfection. What a beautiful work of art this book turned out to be.
This is open minded fiction at its best.
What I really enjoyed most about this book was how smoothly the story progresses, it is written in a style that is seamless and easy to follow. As controversial as the topic of human cloning is Luna has penned a book that has set my mind to musing about the subject on a daily basis.
I also find it hard to believe that Luna does not consider herself to be a writer, I have to disagree with her on this topic because SHE IS a writer, a GREAT WRITER!
This book and it’s author gets a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me!
There are some parts that might trigger some reader but for me the whole story worked out in the end.
I truly enjoyed reading this book and can’t wait to read the second in the series.
Highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys reading really good fiction, totally suitable for YA fiction fans as well as mystery, romance, and drama lovers alike.
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