Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am quite concerned about ecology and recycling. I have two children and it worries me, what kind of world we are leaving behind for them. That’s why I decided to write a blog about ecology and green living, and later then a children’s book related to this subject. Right now I have one children’s book, which has been translated to four languages (the Spanish original, English, German and Catalonian).
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
It’s called The Magical Sweeper of Raggadish. It is about a man who takes care of the recycling in a little village, but everybody takes his work for granted until he disappears. I wanted to show children that, when they throw something away, it doesn’t just disappear! It just goes to a landfill, and stays there forever unless we do something about it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Well… I tend to write with one toddler or two over my keyboard… I have a waterproof one right now for obvious reasons, and I suspect we could make lunch with all the crumbs hiding among the keys…
What authors, or books have influenced you?
As a child I loved Dr. Seuss “The Lorax”.
What are you working on now?
I’m thinking about a green living book for adults… there is so much we can do for the planet with very little effort.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I wish I had a good method… I am still searching for it. Any tips? (Laughs).
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Believe in yourself. Believe in your idea. And keep your ideals in sight.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If you want something well done, do it yourself.
What are you reading now?
The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman.
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?
A book full of tips on how to survive on a desert island,
An herbal medicine book, probably by Rosemary Gladstar,
The original tales of the Grimm brothers (the unsweetened version),
And the thickest encyclopedia I could find (I guess I would have lots of free time to learn all sorts of things on a desert island).