Book Spotlight – Round ‘Bout Midnight – Trevy McDonald

A new chapter begins in the lives of childhood friends, Thomasine, Rachel, and Hope. Their friendship has stood the test of time, but more adventures are in store for them…Round ‘Bout Midnight. In this sequel to Time Will Tell, the unresolved issues and hurts Thomasine, Rachel, and Hope experienced during their youth don’t just vanish into thin air.

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How do you get the idea for your novel Round Bout Midnight?

When I wrote Time Will Tell I was in my 20s and thought it would be a great idea to end the novel with a cliffhanger ending. I had no idea what I would face over the next several years which delayed me in writing the sequel. However, I’m happy that I was able to write it when I was a bit more seasoned as a writer and in life.

What is your favorite line from your book?

My favorite line in Round ‘Bout Midnight is from Rodney because this is something anyone in a relationship would love to hear.

“You don’t ever have to go through anything like this alone. Ever.”

Which of your characters do you believe are most like you and why question? This is a tough question, but again, I would say in some manner, each of the main characters. Thomasine’s career path is very similar to mine. In Time Will Tell, she faced so many challenges. While her life is happier in Round ‘Bout Midnight, her biggest challenge is in trusting herself as she approaches her 30s. Hope learns to love and embrace herself as she approaches her 30s. Rachel learns to forgive which results in her growth.

What message do you hope readers will take away from your book?

That you can find love. This novel is really about healing.

Native Chicagoan Trevy A. McDonald is the first Black woman to be tenured in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also the owner of Reyomi Publishing and the author of the novels Time Will Tell and Round ‘Bout Midnight.

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