Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was born in Lisbon, Portugal and until this moment I have published two books.
The first book is a nonfiction one, “The Volunteer Work”. After that, I have published my first fiction book entitled “Hypnosis, a Return to the Past”.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My fiction book is entitled “Hypnosis, a Return to the Past”.
I have been inspired by places and people of my childhood to write it and on my inner questions and curiosity about the potentiality of the human mind.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to have a hot drink near me as I write. I’m more creative in winter!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
During many years I´ve devoured the books of Isabel Allende, and nowadays I appreciate the few Portuguese writers, such as João de Melo, who fall within the literary genre, magical realism. Also “The Grapes of Wrath” (by John Steinbeck) is a book that represents, for example, a true journey to consciousness and the human soul. This book has inspired me.
What are you working on now?
I am currently finishing a book that talks about a righteous man, who wants to bring justice to the world.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I always try to see which are the sites that can best disseminate books, especially by literary genre, and all the others where you realize that there is a structure for such publicity to succeed.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Be persistent and believe in your project. There are readers for all kind of books in this world!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I was given was to believe in my work and my talent.
What are you reading now?
I just read a book by a Portuguese, Author very well known, Vitorino Nemésio, “Bad Weather in the Channel”. At the moment, wanted to start reading, Orion, by Mário Cláudio.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Continue to write, trying to decode the human soul.
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 bring with me, “The Grapes of Wrath” (by John Steinbeck), “My Kingdom is not of this World” (by João de Melo) and “The House of the Spirits” (by Isabel Allende).