Tuesday, June 18, 2013

On Tour: Theresa Rizzo, Author of He Belongs to Me Talks About Her Voices and a Giveaway!

Yesterday I posted my thoughts about Theresa Rizzo's wonderful book, He Belongs to Me. This book drew me in from the very first page. You can read my thoughts here.

Today, Theresa is here giving us her thoughts on the question I like to ask authors about the voices they might hear while writing. It's always fun reading the answers.

I have heard other authors say that they 'hear voices in their head' and that is how they write their books: the characters are telling their stories. Not being a writer myself, that concept has always intrigued me.

When some people hear voices, we get them medical attention, others end up becoming writers. Does this happen to you? How do you come up with your stories?

The only time I hear voices is in my sleep while working on a book. Sometimes I’ll dream of my characters talking. I think OMG this is so brilliant that I’ll remember it in the morning — Ye-a-h . . . not so much. I've learned to get up and write down any genius thoughts ‘cause my memory is NOT so brilliant.
My ideas most often come from newspaper articles. Life is stranger than fiction and the situations people get themselves into fascinate me. For example the inspiration for He Belongs to Me came from a newspaper article about a young couple where the boy was accused of shaking his baby to death. When it went to trial, the young man was undisputedly acquitted, but I couldn't help but wonder how this tragic experience had irreparably changed them.
How could they go on and salvage their marriage? How could their love survive? His son died in his hands. How could he not subconsciously feel like he had killed the baby? How could they move on to create a happy family with this horrible legacy? Hence, He Belongs to Me was born.

About the author

Theresa Rizzo is an award-winning author who writes emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships and families through real-life trials. Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she now lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with her husband of thirty years.

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