Rami Ungar, Author of “Reborn City”

Posted: November 8, 2013 in Living and Life, Novel, Writing
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Have you ever heard of Pat Bertram? If you haven’t, then let me tell you about her: she’s a mystery/suspense novelist with several titles under her belt, she’s an avid writer and blogger, and among many different writers on Facebook, she’s a bit of a Gertrude Stein figure, with many people congregating in her digital parlor, so to speak.

I’m very lucky to consider her a friend, and I’m happy to say that she and I recently sat down together for an interview on Reborn City on one of her blogs, “Pat Bertram Introduces…”

Please read the rest of the interview if you like, and by all means check out both her blogs and her published work. You won’t be disappointed.

Pat Bertram Introduces . . .

THUMBNAIL_IMAGEHi, Rami. What is “Reborn City” about?

Simply put, my book is about a young girl forced to join a street gang in a city similar to Las Vegas about forty-five years in the future. And forty-five years in the future, the world’s pretty different. For one thing, the United States doesn’t exist. Instead, the world’s become divided up into city-states and small nations. Another interesting thing is that my main character’s religion, Islam, has been demonized in certain places, so she’s got a tough time of things. I thought those elements would make the beginning of a great novel. I hope the readers agree!

What inspired you to write this particular story?

I was walking home from the library one day listening to a CD I’d just checked out. There were rap and rock tunes on it, and I thought it would be a great soundtrack to a gangster…

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