The Author Spotlight will focus on a different author every few weeks – it may feature an experienced writer who has a long history of published books, or a new author who is destined to be a future star. Today our Author Spotlight will be on Limor Moyal. You can keep in touch with her at the links following the interview!
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Author Spotlight: Limor Moyal
First off, I want to thank Limor Moyal for taking the time to answer these questions for me. Please feel free to leave any questions you may have in the comment section below!
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
What is the title of your newest or upcoming book?
Chariots on the Highway
What publisher is this book being published by?
What is the publication date?
Chariots on the Highway by Limor Moyal
Purchase links: Amazon (affiliate link)
THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Limor Moyal My name is Limor Moyal, I was born in Israel on the night of October 4th 1973, straight into the battle clouds of the Yom Kippur War. I was born curious, alert and passionate about everything that the world around me has to offer. Curiosity and desire, these two traits lead me to any choice and decision I made in life. I explore anything that catches my interest and attention, I’m a true believer in ‘CARPE DIEM’, and act on my dreams, never postponing them. As I see it, life is short and sweet and I you should never do things tomorrow if they can be done today. I consider myself an artist. I love art and I love words, combining the two together is my way to express myself, which reflects my artistic personality as well as my romantic yet realistic soul. When I’m writing it feels like sculpting with words, just like real art, only the materials I’m using are adjectives, metaphors, and descriptive images. Even before I started writing I was, and still am, a devout reader. I read a lot, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that I read three books a week. I read mostly English, since I’m a big believer in reading the original language, (even though my native tongue is Hebrew). I read novels of all genres, mostly contemporary but I do read historic novels from time to time (Mystery, Paranormal, Military, MM) and of course I also read classics (Bronte, Austen, Fitzgerald, Virginia Woolf) as well as known contemporary writers like Haruki Murikmi and Paul Oster. The classics were those who shaped me as a person and a reader. When I begin a relationship with a book, the connection starts without any preconditions from me, except for the basic requirement that the book would not insult my intelligence, but I can easily manage with everything else (dirty talk, taboo content, out of comfort zone content, or dark materials are welcomed). Between me and a book there is a very symbiotic connection, I give him my time, my heart and the utmost respect and openness, and in exchange I expect the book to teach me, excite me, maybe even change me, shake me and leave me with something that was not there before. A book that manages to do so will receive a special spot in my heart and perhaps a review here on the site or on Goodreads, in order to share the experience with you. Then one day I felt ready, that I’m all grown up (I always said I wanted to be a writer when I grew up) and when the time came, I wrote my first book “Chariots on the Highway” (The original name in Hebrew is “Chariots on the Ayalon”)
Can you give the readers a brief summary of your latest book?
Every year, young men come from all over the world to join the IDF and fight for Israel. They leave everything behind and becoming what known as lone soldiers. Tom, a young man from Kansas, has traveled to Israel to fight for his people. He came to fight, He came to escape. Dan Green has it all. He owns Greentech technologies, lives in a small mention near Tel Aviv, and looks like a movie star. But his blue eyes, hiding a storm that threatens to smash him. The end of his marriage to Lena, his memories of his late father, his disappointment with himself and his internal wars, pushing him towards the edge. Dan and Tom cross paths at a crucial point in their lives. None of them thought that what began as volunteering mission, will change everything they thought they knew. This is a journey of exploration and discovery. About asking the right questions and finding the answers. In traffic jams of Ayalon Highway, the bustle of the city, on the battlefield, and deep in their dreams. Together they peel layers of pain, and find themselves.
What genre does it fall in?
Will you share a few words about your latest book, other than the usual blurb?
The story taking place in Israel and was originally written in Hebrew. It’s the first Israeli MM book ever written and has a military content (it sort of mix genre and a very unique read since it has the reader gets to know the Israeli and the Jewish couture as well.
Give us a little insight into your main characters! Who are they?
Dan is a 34 years old straight, divorced and extremely depressed business owner who fosters Tom, a 23 years old American Jewish lone soldier who is gay.
Will we be seeing these characters again any time soon? Is this book part of a series?
Tell us a little bit about your writing style. When and where is your favorite time/place to write?
In my bed in the dark
What sort of book do you enjoy reading in your free time? What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
The anatomy of perception – liked it a lot
Did you always know you wanted to be a writer? Have you held any interesting jobs while you worked on your books?
I’m a mother of four and a business woman. I always knew I wanted to write and hope this book will be the first of many.
What does your writing process look like?
The writing itself is the easy part and I do it very fast. The hardest part is to create the scenes in my mind, to speak the dialogues inside of my head, and only when it’s all ready I sit down and letting it all out.
Why did you choose to write GLBTQ romance? Why not another genre?
It’s my favorite genre as a reader, and a supporter of GLBTQ rights (and a liberal person in general) it’s a natural choice. and of course the fact that it’s darn hot 🙂
One last questions…totally unrelated to books! I am a passionate foodie. Is there one thing in your pantry that you would be horrified for people to know that you eat?
Not really, I personally find all dairy products disgusting (to the point that i can’t have it touch my skin) BTW I’m a passionate foodie my self and my book has a lot of foods in it, including Dan’s favorite filled mushrooms (I get many requests from readers for the recipe of those)
Thankyou so much for answering my questions. I think my readers will enjoy learning more about you! Good luck in your future writing!