Interview with Annelies George, author of Quest to the Unknown
05 Mar 2018
What can you tell us about your new release, Quest to the Unknown?
Quest to the Unknown is the first part in a series of five fiction novels evolving around two heroines, a Dutch reporter and her child, who both survive an upcoming natural disaster, leaving only a few alive. The first book is introducing the main characters and starts with up-and-coming Dutch reporter Jessie Golden, who is unaware she is destined to fulfill a life mission that is crucial for the fate of this planet. On the eve of her holiday she finds a folder full of information on a mysterious woman named Nancy, leading her to an unexpected quest. In parallel, she believes her soon to be father in law has ties with the mafia and she starts an investigation that points to the murky world of the mob, where money and extortion are causing death and destruction. However, nothing is what is seems. At the end of part 1, Jessie is totally unaware of what really happened. The readers will think they got the whole story, but do they really?!
If Quest to the Unknown is turned into a movie, who would you pick to pay Jessie?
Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman, Fast & Furious 6, Keeping up with the Joneses)
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I already started to write as a child, using the images of a collection of postcards as source of inspiration. At a later age my friend Wil, who also was one of the few females working in the finance world, and my PA, Carla always had to laugh about the stories I told relating to the business encounters with men. They encouraged me to put my stories on paper. One thing led to another with the Jessie Golden series as a result!
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
My first guest would be Dan Brown. The question I would ask: is everything you write entirely fiction or is there a message you would like to pass through the character of Robert Langdon?
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
to create a fiction story that’s a page-turner with an unexpected end that will make you wonder what will happen next. In addition, I like to write a plot where there is much more to the story than meets the eye. What I mean by this is that I would like to share my thoughts and findings on different topics, such as the coherence of energy displayed in the increasing natural disasters and the link with our behavior or the interesting Theory of Quantum Physics that could explain why people are joining terrorist organizations. I post video’s on those topics on my facebook page; www.facebook.com/anneliesgeorgeauthor.
If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?
That’s very easy: writing!
What scene in Quest to the Unknown was your favorite to write?
In chapter 22 Between Heaven and Earth, when Jessie is in a coma and discovers who “Palyantho” is.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
I initiated Loveable Light in 2016, focusing on the powerful light of love that we’re born with, but tend to forget due to the way society is working. Therefore I always say: “use the light within”.
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