Book Description: The prophecy was made flesh. Michaela is the devil incarnate. However, she chooses to hurt and love even without the idea of God. Half of the earth needs her. As she discovers she has an evil nature, she trains from being a supernumerary character to the prototype of a villain to vanquish her evil self along with the other half of the earth who wants her dead. Will she end up saving the day and finding true love?
Where did you get the idea for Not Quite Godly? I never really planned for Not Quite Godly to materialize the way it did. All I knew from the beginning of writing the book was the purpose of reaching out the young generation in the language that they speak. At the moment of its conception —vampires, werewolves and zombies were the “in” thing. That was when a devil-incarnate popped to mind, thus Not Quite Godly was given life.
Which Character is your favorite? The female lead character, Michaela is my favorite. She seemed to have a mind of her own apart from what I have conceived her to be. It almost felt like I made an imaginary friend in Michaela.
What is your writing style? Best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert gave a talk on Ted about nurturing creativity and discussed that all of us “have” a genius.
What makes Not Quite Godly stand out from the crowd? There is the underlying Christian theme in Not Quite Godly which most readers will only find in the works of Ted Dekker, Eric Wilson or Mike Duran. While their works are geared for a more mature audience, Not Quite Godly would like to reach out the younger ones. With a lighter mood and romantic scenes, Not Quite Godly is something that they will enjoy. Its unique property is like having a feast instead of having a holy celebration of their faith.
Do you plan to write a sequel to Not Quite Godly? There is a sequel to Not Quite Godly. However, I am still completing another novel, The Healer’s Blood, which I plan to release by 2012.
Do you have any advice for up and coming authors? There are a million and one of us out there. However, we write because we believe the dream of being a writer is embedded deep within us by a source that can only be higher than us. We may encounter times when we do not believe in ourselves anymore. But you will be surprised—because the dream is bigger than us—so believe in your dreams.
Something about Rona Go: One of Rona Go’s favorite phrases is from a study of Dostoevsky’s work by William Hamilton — Banished from the land of unity — inspiring her ideas of a protagonist as one who is heroic and dark at the same time and her preference for a villain as your regular villain but with a heart.
With a strong background in Philosophy and Theology, Rona Go envisions her writing career positioned in the general market with the elements of her Christian faith experience as her potent trademark. Visitwww.ronagobooks.com to connect with Rona.