Turkish author Zeynep Unalan is my guest today talking about his book Baalzebub: To Forgive a Beast
By nmurray, Sep 13 2018 10:22AM
Hi Zeynep, welcome to my blog. Please let everyone know about you and your book '
'Baalzebub: To Forgive a Beast'
1. What made you want to write a book?
Since my childhood, I have always been worried about the world and the creatures in it. I find this world to be a very beautiful place and I feel very lucky to be a part of it. However, in all its beauty, it does not seem to be sustainable if we keep our status quo. It is overwhelming to see destruction of wildlife every day. So I wanted to write a story to remind people of how lucky we are to be here together and that we must do something to keep it going; we must change something, starting from ourselves -our perceptions to be precise.
2. Tell us about you and where you live.
I was born in 1981, Ankara/Turkey. I attended college and university in the same city. I graduated from Ankara University's faculty of law and became a lawyer. For about 6 years, I worked as a lawyer but then realized that is not what I want to do. Then -all by chance- I started working for a small publishing company. And I have been a co-editor in that company since then. Justice and environment are what interest me the most.
3. What have you written and what are you working on now?
I have written a fantasy novella about a group of flies and their King, Baalzebub. It is the story of some creatures' turning into good from the evil. It all happens step by step: First they realize the truth about themselves, which is, "They are despicable." Then, they decide what they want to be. And then, they act on it.
It also focuses on how we see ourselves, how we interact with our environment according to it and why hard work and good intentions are important. I intended to make it a story for all ages.
Currently I am writing the second book.
4. How do you market your books and do your promotion methods work?
I do believe good works promote themselves. So I am only trying to reach out to as many avid readers as I can. Having worked as a co-editor myself, I know how difficult it is to make your work viewed. Indeed, it is difficult both for the authors and for those who evaluate it for there are "too many books and too little time."
This is why, what I want for my work is to have it read by as many people as possible, get the criticism, and improve myself with each and every one of them.
5. Where can readers find your book for sale?
It is available as an e-book on Amazon. It is also free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
Thanks Zeynep for sharing your story
A short novel about the choices and struggles of an individual -be it a human or not- in pursuit of happiness.
Baalzebub, "the Lord of the Flies," discovers the reason why humans hate flies -with the help of his weird son. Although he is one merciless ruler, he is amazed by the fact that not all creatures have to keep struggling in order to stay alive. As he envisions his folk becoming creatures that are loved and respected, he risks not only his own life but also an entire community's; without even knowing.
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