to Ask Maria Veloso
1) Maria, you are pioneering a next-generation genre in fiction since
Midwinter Turns to Spring is the first-ever novel that comes with
its own music soundtrack. How did you come up with this concept, and
why do you think this is the wave of the future?
2) You say that you wrote Midwinter Turns to Spring to
give a voice to your pain, and to help ease the pain of so many others
who are experiencing the same thing. What exactly is that pain and how
does your book address it?
3) Why do you think Midwinter Turns to Spring resonates
powerfully with women all over the world -- and what can men take away
4) You claim that
Midwinter Turns to Spring not only fosters deeper, more profound
relationships between men and women, but also leads to better health.
5) You say that in Midwinter Turns to Spring, you
dispense relationship wisdom through storytelling -- and that your
fictional approach is a more effective way of learning lessons about
love and life than relationship books, manuals and self-help guides.
What makes you say that?
6) What kind of relationship advice do you give? Can you give a couple
of examples of relationship advice you provide in Midwinter Turns to
Spring that one can’t get from a relationship book?
7) One of the things you write in your book is that “Love is not
just a feeling. It’s a conscious choice.” But what is love if not a
feeling? Even Webster’s Dictionary defines love as “a deep,
tender feeling of affection toward a person arising from any number of
events or elements.”
8) So in your opinion, the concept of one soul mate for every
human being is untrue - and that true love is a possibility for everyone
by choice, not by luck?
9) You disagree with the concept of one person completing another
person. But what would you say to those people who say they were healed
and made whole by love - and set free to be whoever you are? How do you
reconcile the two?
10) You speak of the power and therapeutic effects of
journaling, and that Midwinter Turns to Spring started with a
journal. Can you tell us about that?