Frederick Jones, author of Black Rose Wilted is our guest today. He’s here to tell us about his latest release and current projects. He also shares some excellent advice for authors.
As they wilt toward one another
One last eternal kiss of love
They give without a scare
Fear not death when love is in thine heart
For love so true
Is indeed a love eternal
Welcome, Frederick. Can you tell us about your most recent release?
My most recent release “Black Rose Wilted” is my second book of poems in which I touch on topics of love, war, relationships, and the death of some who were very close to my heart. Though I use some dark undertones, I blend this with a positive light to end with a message of strength and strong will to endure.
How did you get the idea for the book?
My writings in this book are solely based on things I have experienced in life. Topics that relate to our encounters in life.
Of all your characters, which one is your favorite? Why?
Though there are no characters in most of my poetry I do have of course my favorite character in the title itself, Black Rose. Some say the black rose symbolizes death. Quite the contrary. The black henbane would be more suitable for that symbolic reference. The black rose actually symbolizes profound love. Being the romanticist that I am the black rose became the symbol of my first two works, Black Rose, and Black Rose Wilted.
What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?
The most challenging part of writing this book is sharing my personal experiences and spilling my emotions publicly. I am grateful to have the opportunity to share these poems and am very thankful for the tremendous support I have received.
What is your primary goal as an author?
My primary goal as an author is to reach out to me readers and let them know that life is hard, but, we all have the strength to endure whatever is thrown at us. To convey the message that strong will is powerful and wins every battle.
What projects are you currently working on?
Wow, I have a few projects going as we speak. My third poetry book “Mystical Sphinx” is currently in production. I am also half way through completion of my fourth poetry book. In addition to this, I also have two Sci-Fi short stories ready for submission to my Publisher. I stay quite busy with my racing mind lol.
What advice would you offer to new or aspiring authors?
Never back down. Keep moving forward to achieve your goals. The more drive you have to achieve your goal as an author, the more powerful your will becomes, resulting in a force so strong that failure is not an option. Write for the right reasons. If you are in the story, meaning you have poured your heart and soul into the project the reader will easily connect with you and see the message you are conveying.
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About Frederick Jones:
Frederick Jones, Born on April 6th 1970 in Ft Carson, Colorado. Writer of poetry and science fiction. Inspired byEdgar Allen Poe. Black Rose- A Book of Poems and Short Stories was first published September 28, 2010 by Xlibris Publishing Company in Bloomington, Indiana. Black Rose- A Book of Poems and Short Stories was featured in the 2011 New York State Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, New York. July 2011, industrial music group Sonik Foundry recognized and supported the Black Rose project during their 2011 Redemption tour. Frederick Jones performed spoken word poetry on stage in various locations such as The Art Bar in Columbia SC, Caribbean Club in Augusta GA, and The Pale Horse in Westchester PA. Interviewed by Gala Arts Magazine in Pensacola FL and featured in their August 2012 issue. April 2013 the European music group Anything But Monday was presented a copy of “Black Rose”. Black Rose Wilted published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC January 2015. Official release date of Black Rose Wilted is January 27th, 2015. Culture Asylum Magazine featured three poems in the July 2014 issue.