Interview with Joseph Tristan, Author of The Secret Gift

30 Nov 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Secret Gift?

Seeing the daily headlines and articles highlighting the crimes of hate, the prejudiced actions against people because of their race, religion, and even their political party affiliation. I shake my head and ask myself, what has happened to our great country? I sensed the necessity to pen a story that would immerse the reader in a period when individuals lived in harmony and embraced love, peace, and happiness within their world. “The Secret Gift” is a story that exemplifies the positive and good virtues of life.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of The Secret Gift, what would they be?

Adele- Angels among us- Alabama, Landon Heal the World- Michael Jackson.

Judy Kennedy, Alex Jon, Cathy Diroll, Benjamín Connor, Claudia, Kenny -Don’t Stop Believing- Journey

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Crime and Mystery

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Song of the Fae ( 4 books) A Blind Eye, Big Lake Assault, and A Soldiers Wife.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The section titled Ireland, and then Scotland.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life, you will have been all of these.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

To have a love for life is expected, but to have an undying love for the people in your life is a gift.


Joseph Tristan is the author of the new book The Secret Gift

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