Anyone following my blog knows Lucia, my latest featured published author who has contributed here and an avid supporter of my work. I am grateful and proud to share my huge support of her extraordinary accomplishments—the latest being the release of her book! I can’t wait to read/review it and know after you read below, you’ll be hooked too.
1. Where are you from?
I’m from Argentina… that’s where I live now.
2. What is your occupation?
I have a degree in Communications but right now I’m not working so much because of a medical treatment that I’m doing. I do luckily write full time now that I’m published.
3. What effort in your profession are you most proud of?
My work has always been related to writing, so I guess I’m proud of my perseverance, because I’ve been writing since a very young age (poems and tales). Then my job was to write for some magazines and websites. In 2010, I began writing novels and ever since I’ve been writing every day, so it has become my priority.
4. If you could, what would you change about the city you live in?
I would like to turn it into Connecticut, ha! I guess the weather, because It’s hot from September to April or May, and it’s really humid.
5. What was the strangest thing that happened to you while commuting or traveling?
This happened in 2004: I was going home from College on a bus, I fell asleep and woke up in another town… 5 hours away from my home town, ha! I took another bus to come back.
6. Of all the famous people you’ve met, who’s your most treasured?
I haven’t met anyone famous yet, I’ll tell you as soon as I do.
7. If you could commit a crime and not get caught, what would it be?
I guess breaking and entering on a house of a famous person, like Henry Cavill or Donna Tartt (since she’s one of my favorite authors). I would check her computer and all the notes about her works so I can see part of her writing process. As for Henry, I would smell his clothes, lol.
8. Do you cook? If so, are you ‘Chopped’ worthy or ‘Worst Cooks’ material?
I’m a good eater, so I guess I’m a ‘worst cooks’ material… but I like baking.
9. What quote do you live by?
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” -Aristotle.
10. What do you most admire about your creative process?
I love it when I can connect with characters, because that doesn’t always happen. When it does, I can understand where they come from… why they are the way they are and their goals in life, because characters are the ones who shape the story.
11. Black, brown, red or blonde haired hottie?
Black or brown and extremely pale.
12. What award would you love to win?
I guess any literary award.
13. Favorite dessert?
Caramel or chocolate ice cream.
14. What do you dislike about your profession?
15. Do you play a music instrument or would like to learn to play?
I would love to learn to play the piano.
16. Favorite concert to date?
I’ve never been to concerts… because where I live there aren’t many and when there is a local one, it features artists from Argentina and I don’t listen to our native music.
17. If you could have a dinner date with anyone dead or alive who would it be?
Audrey Hepburn, because I’ve always admired her, not for her career but because she had an interesting life, which she overcame by doing various work with children and I always loved that about her. Every time I volunteered with children, she was my inspiration and guide for it.
18. Biggest pet peeve?
Gossiping… people who like to gossip.
19. What’s your latest plug / project / promotion?
My latest book debuts today! All my other work is in production right now (revision), seven of my novels are going to be published. I think by the end of the year or the beginning of the next one, I’ll be able to promote them as well.
20. What is the last question you would like me to ask you? Or want to ask me one?
Can I ask you two? Questions 4 and 6 that you asked me.
Sure, for no. 4 where do I begin? In NY… TRAINS! (the whole crap MTA – LIRR system) TRAINS! The service and ticket prices are a nightmare. Also, get rid of the garbage on the streets! NY is filthy compared to other places. Ok, I’m done venting. For no. 6 I’ve lucked out meeting a host of famous people, especially doing side gigs as a film/TV extra. I’ll go with the most recent, Steve Martin on a plane… nice guy who was impressed that I saw him play banjo a few times at Outside Lands Festival and like me, spends a lot of time in the air.
Countless thanks and congratulations to Luciana for sharing her thoughts and new novel with us! I hope everyone is having a great summer so far.
Till next time, well wishes, L.