About Arthur J. Gonzalez
Quick Facts about yourself?
My name is Arthur J Gonzalez. I’m 28 years old, born and raised in Miami, FL. I graduated from the University of Florida. I am currently releasing my debut novel, The Photo Traveler. The premise surrounds 17 – year old Gavin, who discovers he is part of a small group, called Photo Travelers, who can time travel through photos and images. You can read the synopsis under the Synopsis Page, as well as Download the first chapters for FREE.
How did you come up with the idea for the Photo Traveler?
The grandmother to one of the most special people in my life had passed away. He was looking at an old black and white photo from his grandmother in Havana, Cuba when she was a little girl. He looked at the picture and whispered, “I would give anything to transport to this photo right now.”
From that moment my crazy mind spiraled in every direction. I asked, “Wow. What if we could time travel through photos?” I started wondering what a life would be like if we could relive memories or visit old places, by going back to them. And from there, The Photo Traveler was born.
Is your debut novel dedicated to anyone in particular?
Absolutely. This is dedicated to my father, my Pops. Who passed away by surprise, of a heart attack, 5 years ago at the age of 48 years old. I miss him and I love him. This is for him. Because of him, I have been given the power, the confidence, and the drive to complete this. I love you Pops.
What do you do on your spare time?
I love writing- whether it is stories or music. I love to keep active. Laugh with friends, be with my amazing family. Be my usual goof ball. Read. I’ve read so many Young Adult books this year alone!
What are the favorite books you’ve read this year?
Well, I loved Hunger Games. But after that I read two of the books in the Divergent series and quickly became a fan. I am a big fan of Veronica Roth- love her writing and the fact that she is so wonderfully representing young authors.
I also love Perks of being a Wallflower and the Beautiful Creatures series.
Do you have any advice for anyone interested in writing their own book?
Never, ever give up. Writing a book is a long and tedious process, but at the end when you see it through, the feeling is empowering and rewarding.
And always, always believe in yourself. Always.
Can we expect anything else from you possible in the works?
Oh yea! I’m already working on Part 2 of the Photo Traveler Series, called “The Peace Hunter”. I also have a children’s book in the works, called “Monty and the Monsters” and another Young Adult series that will blow your minds (but that one’s a secret right now).
I have a file of over 15 books I’ve started. Eventually ill get to all of them. I hope.
Thank you to everyone who supports this book. I hope you all enjoy it. I have put so much time, effort, and soul into it.
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For more about Arthur J Gonzalez visit http://arthurjgonzalez.com/