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Journey With Grief and Healing - Literary Titan Author Interview

Author Interview with Literary Titan

Andrew H. Housley took a moment to engage in a thought-provoking interview with Literary Titan, delving into the intricate layers of his latest literary work, Invisible Sun. During this exclusive conversation, Andrew shared profound insights into the creative process behind crafting a riveting narrative that captivates readers and explores the depths of human emotions. He discussed the inspiration behind the novel, shedding light on the themes of identity, resilience, and the unseen forces that shape our lives. Andrew's articulate responses offered readers a glimpse into the inner workings of a brilliant mind, as he discussed the characters' motivations, the challenges they face, and the underlying message that resonates throughout the pages of Invisible Sun. This interview not only provided a behind-the-scenes look at the author's creative journey but also offered a compelling exploration of the power of storytelling to illuminate the hidden truths that lie beneath the surface of our everyday experiences.

Invisible Sun follows a man grappling with painful memories as he reels from grief following his brother’s suicide. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

I lost a brother to suicide many years ago and was intrigued by the way everyone, including myself, who was impacted by his death, managed the incident differently. Often, it’s only when we are confronted with death that we stop to consider life. Invisible Sun is a conversation about the perspective of what life is and less about death.

I enjoyed the depth of the main character, Ian. What was your process to bring that character to life?

While this story is NOT autobiographical, I did reach into my own history for inspiration. I needed Ian to be a flawed but curious human who digs deep to ask difficult questions about his existence. I jokingly told a friend that Ian was my whipping boy. I constructed a dark, heavy, almost impossible world with extreme situations for him to explore in this novel. I asked him to make hard decisions and choices that were the opposite of what I would choose in my life. In the process of writing Invisible Sun, I learned a lot about my own journey with grief and healing.

Are there any emotions or memories from your own life that you put into your characters’ lives?

Vulnerability. While this is not an emotion per se, it is a state of emotional exposure that involves a willingness to accept the risk that comes from being open and willing to give and accept love.

What is one thing you hope readers can take away from Invisible Sun?

In the novel, a homeless man on the bike tells Ian, “Don’t waste your life! It’s a gift.” Life is not complete without its ups and downs, but learning to find contentment in this life is the most important thing we can do.

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