Author interview with Terrance Geter
Thank-you Terrance for taking time out to chat about your book, Mad Love (New Beginning) in Kindle and paperback format. Let’s kick off with sharing something fun or interesting about yourself to our readers?
TG: My favorite place before anyone gets there is on the rooftop of my job, early in the morning before the sun wakes, I’m there setting up to capture the sunrise.
PeB: Bet you have witnessed some mesmerizing views and beautiful scenery moments whilst the majority, including me, sleep! Talking of a relaxing setting, what’s your favorite book?
TG: To be honest, I haven’t read a book in forever unless you count the Bible. That I read daily, but I don’t know the last time I read a book other than mine. I got to do better. I’m always working on something, so I don’t really have time to, but we’ll see. Hopefully, that will change.
PeB: ... Always nice to take time out with a good book, for those who may not know, tell us a bit about your writing carear, how long have you been writing?
TG: Wow, that’s deep. Let me see, this is my first book, Mad Love and I’m so proud of it. I believe I started working on it maybe 2016, could have been before. But I’ve been writing ever since I had to get something off my chest. Rather it is shooting my shot or confronting someone, I wrote.
PeB: ... and you should be proud of your book. you mention you worked on the book from 2016, have you always wanted to be a writer?
TG: I guess so in a way. I didn’t see myself as an author, but I’ve always written songs and poems and things like that.
PeB: Their are many talents to your bow, to have song writing and poetry in your skill-set brings extra creativity and ideas to the storyline, so having creative thoughts, what inspired you to write your book?
TG: I got tired of thinking about it. I have a cool imagination and there have been nights I couldn’t sleep, so I would picture these characters fighting, flying, running fast or being super strong. Then I wanted to share that with the world and here we are.
PeB: Glad you've brought your ideas for the world to read, so if you think back to the beginning, what was the light bulb moment to put pen to paper, what came first, the plot or the characters?
TG: My character came before the plot. I pictured myself when I birth Zayden. Kind, sweet, silly, but don’t be fooled, when you bother those close to him Zayden’s temperature rises and he becomes a whole new problem. You can only build around that.
PeB: ... and how would you describe Zayden in three words?
TG: A little Mad
PeB: Did you have a specific setting or world for Zayden to live in?
TG: I wasn’t thinking about that when I started writing. I’m a fan of anime and I always thought of doing something that could be as big as the ones I love like Naruto, Bleach, Inuyasha, Cowboy Bebop, can’t forget Dragon Ball Z
PeB: A few classic illustrated reads and cool animated TV series, where else do you draw inspiration from?
TG: From people doing what they love. No matter what it is, no matter how big they are. I take my hat off to everyone willing to try and that pushes me.
PeB: If your book was to be made into a movie, who would be the celebrities that would star in it?
I believe it will be made into a movie one day, that’s how I always pictured it. Now, who would star in my anima? Jessie Usher as Zayden, Idris Elba as Zeal, Nia Long as Magna and Chris Pratt as Avik.
PeB: Will be an awesome movie with that line-up, great movies have great posters, tell us about the process of coming up with the stunning artwork for your book?
TG: I wanted it to grab the reader’s attention, so I got my artist Danar Dwi Putra to draw my character, then I got someone to turn it into a cover. There you see Zayden playing with the wind.
PeB: Certainly a great cover, so looking back what surprises or challenges did you overcome to complete the book?
TG: Completing this book was tough. I had to rewrite the whole story 3 times. The first time because my CPU crashed on me and I didn’t have a backup. The second time, the same thing but I did have a little backup and I finished it the last time. Mad Love is totally different from how it started.
PeB: Everyone's nightmare is a hard-disk crash, glad you never gave up to complete Mad Love. What were the highlights of writing this book?
TG: I really enjoyed writing this book because I never knew where it was going and where it ended is mind-blowing. And this is just the beginning.
PeB: I'm sure the readers will enjoy from start to end, what is the future for the characters? Will there be a sequel?
TG: Look, I want to tell the readers this; Mad Love is here to stay. The characters grow and change just like you do. Some even pass away, I’ve written so much of the book now, I’m just waiting to release it bit by bit.
PeB: What advice would you give to a new writer, someone just starting out?
TG: My advice to the new writers of the world is “Put it out.” You will make plenty of mistakes but don’t give up, put it out.
PeB: On self development journey, what did you learn when writing the book?
TG: I learned that you must be patient, and if you have a boyfriend/girlfriend, they must be patient too. I ended up losing mine.
PeB: Sorry to hear, writing does take a lot of hard work and focus to complete a book, what was your favorite part?
TG: My favorite part of publishing was getting it done. My least was waiting for the stamp. It takes forever.
PeB: Ok, last question, where can PlaneteBook readers find out more about you and your books?
TG: I haven’t decided if I was going to put up a site for my books, but I would like you to keep your eyes open for Mad Love Vol. 2 sometime this summer.