Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Interview with Tarek Refaat

What is Ruptured about? Ruptured is my first published novel and it basically discusses the a common issue that I believe despite it taking place more often in eastern societies but I believe it might be all over the world but in different grades, and it is how do societies deal with rape victims. Basically I want to voice out that people who pass through such situations or even similar or slightly different still have the right to live as a decent normal human being , they cannot be simply marked or labeled as expired goods.
Where is your book available?Ruptured is available in printed form in Egypt only at the moment, however it exists in soft copy formats online both on amazon kindle and on lulu.com in PDF form

Where did you get the idea for your book?Well the book’s idea itself that I wanted to write something related to such an incident but wanted a different flavor to it was hanging in the back of my mind for almost 3-4 months before I actually began to write the story. And then one day on my way to work it just struck me and I began to write.
How did you come up with the title?The original title was "Ruptured to hope" I wanted it to represent the force needed by the heroine to break out of her silence.. And then it turned into Ruptured.. I was looking for something that's as strong as torn but more violent.

Who designed the cover?The publisher designed the cover
When did you write your first book and how old were you?Ruptured is my first book, I am 30 however I did begin to write stories maybe 3-4 years ago
If your book was a movie, who would you pick to play the main characters?Well , I definitely didn't see this coming, but I think I would recommend Julia Roberts and George Clooney
Do you plan on writing sequels?I don't technically plan what I write or try to put plans, but if it comes it will.

How long did it take you to complete Ruptured? Ruptured took me about a month to write
What is your favorite book?My favourite book is a biography called : Reach for the sky
About Tarek Refaat:I'm an Egyptian author who works in the field of information technology, not exactly the closest job to writing! I've been into writing since I was thirteen.. But I never really gave it serious thought until a few years back.. I am currently working in the field of Information Technology but that doesn't hold me from pursuing my passion for writing!

Blog: http://energizre.wordpress.com/

Facebook page:  Group for Ruptured : http://www.facebook.com/groups/ruptured/
Author page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tarek-Refaat/142437057778Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4919674.Tarek_Refaat

Social Media sites:
Twitter: @energizre
Facebook: tarek hassan refaat


Links to where his book is available:

Amazon in kindle format:  http://amzn.to/mqa7dv 

Lulu.com in PDF format: http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/ruptured/15822957?productTrackingContext=author_spotlight_128678168_

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