How did you decide you wanted to be a writer? Was there any authors or books that made you think "Wow, that's what I want to do - craft stories of my own for others to read"?
My grandfather was a writer and books were a very important part of my upbringing. I learned to read and write when I was four and I've been in love with literature ever since. The first author that inspired me to write about women and for women was Marina Mayoral, author of Recóndita Harmonía.
What made you take that leap from "wanting" to be a writer, as opposed to "becoming" a writer? Many talk of being a writer and dip their toes in, but it seems there is often a sort of "push" to bring one over that wall.
It took me a long time to become a writer. I wanted to write for a long time but I never felt the circumstances were right. Then one night I simply started writing and I never stopped. I believe it depends on your inner growth. When the time is right, you simply know it. It's instinctive.
Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what were some of your favorite books?
I was an absolute bookworm as a child. I didn't have any favorite books. I read everything from fairy tales to newspapers.
If you had to summarize your life and give it a book title, what would that title be?
What are you working on right now? Could you give us a taste/teaser (aka excerpt) from your current WIP?
I have just finished Delicious Girl's Guide to Self-Love. It's a guide to self-love and happiness that teaches women about the importance of self-love and helps them start loving themselves in only three weeks. In a way it picks up where Tales for Delicious Girls left off. It's a complete step-by-step system, easy to use and understand. It helps women find themselves, respect and appreciate themselves and accept themselves.
"The way we feel about ourselves influences the whole world around us. Life is a mirror that reflects the relationship we have with ourselves and projects it onto the relationships we have with other people. If you feel miserable about yourself, if you are overly self-critical and focus on how "imperfect" you are, guess what happens? People will see you the same way you see yourself. However, as soon as you acquire a healthy, balanced, loving and generous attitude toward yourself, the way other people treat you changes almost miraculously. Why? Because if you love yourself, you will be loved. It doesn't matter what is going on in your life right now and what your past experience is. You can learn to feel better about yourself and literally fall in love with yourself, which will make other people fall in love with you too.
Always remember that the love you feel for yourself has the same, if not bigger, importance as the love you feel for your man, family and friends. Look at the way you treat yourself and think about all the people you care for. How do you treat them? With love and respect? Treat yourself the same way. You are the most important person in your life so treat yourself as such! You deserve it.
Change your attitude toward yourself, show yourself lots of love and respect, and your relationships with other people will change too."
What are you reading right now?