Book Giveaway & Author Interview: Jerusalem Spring by Fares Aoun

Welcome to Author Fares Aoun.


Fares Aoun was raised in Lebanon and is a graduate of Lebanese University in Beirut with a degree in Fine Arts.

Growing up in a troubled area in the middle of a civil war, conflict between religions, ethnic groups, and war are nothing foreign to him. He grew up witnessing a lot of anger toward others. After the war (but not the conflict) ended in his country he moved to the US, where he witnessed up close a world known to him before only in movies. The resulting change in his worldview drove him to share his experiences in learning to understand “the other.” That’s how Jerusalem Spring was born.

Fares is an accomplished artist and photographer. He enjoys traveling and cooking in his spare time.


If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
Mother Theresa

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
hot chocolate

Night owl, or early bird?
night owl

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It will make people understand we all need to work for peace.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Yes. I just started my second novel. This time one of the main characters is a woman.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Start writing. If you’re enjoying writing your story, then keep at it. That’s what my wife said.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
A monk.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
Khalil Gibran

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
It could be that I’m a mix of Scott, Joe, and Mustafa.

Favorite Food?
My mom’s Tabouleh.

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
A hawk.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
A gift for my wife.

What do you do in your free time?
I’m a news junkie.

Jerusalem Spring by Fares Aoun:
Everything was going according to plan. Scott had a steady job as the prison warden in a sleepy little town in the South. He and his wife were planning to have a baby soon. He was modernizing the prison, gaining notice from his superiors, and rising through the ranks thanks to the reliability of his informant, Joe.

But one day Scott wakes up to find his world crumbling around him. Forced to reevaluate his life, Scott decides to stand up for what he believes in and embarks on a path toward redemption. He knows things are about to change. What he doesn’t realize is that nothing will ever be the same again.
Giveaway Details:
2 Paperback Copies of Jerusalem Spring open to US only
5 Ebook Digital Copies open Internationally
Ends 4/15/11

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