Performed by Val Cole.
February 2017 Winning Novel Reading.
Get to know the writer:
What is your novel about?
A group of almost-strangers is brought together for a week-long cruise, as an experiment orchestrated by Gerald Clayton and his mistress Veronica. A trained hypnotherapist, Veronica hypnotises former friends and lovers of Gerald into not recognising him as they board a cruise ship with him and must try and find out the connection between them. Religious belief is also a theme of the book
What genres would you say this novel is in?
Literary Fiction, Mystery.
How would you describe this story in two words?
What movie have you seen the most in your life?
Shakespeare in Love.
How long have you been working on this story?
Twenty years, but with other writing at the same time.
Do you have an all-time favorite novel?
Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita
What motivated you to write this story?
My own experience of hypnosis.
If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Languages (I speak a number), Theatre, Birds, Basic Astronomy and Understanding of the Universe, Belief (non-traditional) in God.
What influenced you to enter your novel to get performed?
A wish for it to be better known.
Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Never give up.
Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson