Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hello, everyone! I am Antheya, a lawyer, philosopher, teacher, devoted reader and from the last five years – a book writer. I have produced many legal texts but my major interests are consecrated on broader, philosophical issues. I wrote “Requiem for the death of my mother” and “The young philosophers. On Media” this year.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
It is, as I mentioned, “The young philosophers. On Media” and it is inspired by the great tradition of Plato’s dialogues. I wanted to create something similar but not identical to his masterpieces of free thought deliberation since the topics and the characters involved in my conversations are contemporary and strictly modern.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, I write mostly when I travel abroad. I love learning about other people and their ways of being. It influences me greatly although not always positively.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
They are too many and I would not mention a few for fear of offending the others. All I can say is that my favourite authors are passionate deep thinkers in all fields of thought and writing. I may name quite a lot of poets, politicians, scientist and simply extraordinary men and women who shaped me as consciousness and personality.
What are you working on now?
I am editing the second part of the same dialogue series. It will be focused on the problem of immigration.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am trying a bit of everything.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes. Write! Creation is an end on its own!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Stay as you are! And I will!
What are you reading now?
Something quite theoretical, related to microeconomics. It is complimentary with my teaching duties.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I have to finish the dialogues of the young philosophers. It will be quite challenging, I am sure, but at the same time invigorating and rewarding. It is a goal I have set for myself and I think of it as a mission I must accomplish.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I would take a notebook and a pen. They will keep me busier longer!