Why do you write?
Thank you for inviting me for an interview on your blog. To answer your first question, I’d say I write so I can create, imagine, and immerse myself in dreamy reality.
What’s your favorite genre? Do you have a favorite author (if so, please tell us the name)?
I’m flexible when it comes to genres. I read literary fiction, poetry, mystery, adventure. Several favorite authors fill my list, I will say Joyce Carol Oates because I just finished one of her books. She’s a great inspiration because I love her writing and literary style.
To be successful as an author, what do you see as the main goal?
Develop a good fan following.
What inspires you and how do you channel it when you need inspiration?
Anything in life (I’d say life itself) has the possibility of inspiring me. It depends on the moment, the mood, the place. When I’m tuned to create, I will do it non stop. If I’m distracted by something else, I’ll wait for the right moment to focus.
What advice can you give to aspiring authors?
Read a lot and write a lot and edit, and revise, and write again and don’t give up.
What advice would you give to the youth of today (not just authors)?
Focus. Be kind. Be nice and create good around you.
What’s on your bucket list?
Taking a trip to Greece!
Tell us about your book:
My novel Massive Black Hole has been nominated one of the 50 Self Published Books Worth Reading by the Indie Author Land site, in the literary fiction category. It is a surrealist literary fiction novel that explores moral issues concerning suicide, abortion, friendship, betrayal, life’s purpose and the existence of hell through the lives of the protagonists.
Here’s the blurb on Amazon:
At 18, Cibele, a student from Rio de Janeiro, dreams of a life in New York and moves to the big Apple as an au pair girl, where she meets the precocious Amy, a young scholar whose goal in life is to study sciences and astrophysics. While visiting the MET, Cibele is impressed by a particular work of art depicting hell, in the style of Hieronymus Bosch. When Amy introduces her to astronomy, she is consumed by fear of black holes. Lost and confused with what to do with her life, she meets ambitious Agatha from Texas, who came to New York to succeed as a fashion model. While trying to survive and achieve their goals, the 3 young women question the meaning of life, death and the existence of hell, and their friendship ultimately turns into a maze of betrayal, jealousy and selfishness.
>>>Because hell is real! Embark on this spiraling journey through Rio de Janeiro, Texas and New York discovering the ambitions of 3 young women trying to find the meaning of life. Through a series of events that prompt them to play with each others’ destiny, they will face their ultimate challenge: is hell real?
What would you like readers to know about you?
I also love poetry and have recently published a poetry collection, Holes in Space, featuring beautiful photography from my friends.