Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My first name, “Dulce Amor”, literally means “Sweet Love”, so I think that’s why I put a lot of sweet love into everything I do. I’m very passionate about the things I do, and I’m into a lot of things. I love baking, cooking, playing the guitar, composing songs, engaging in a variety of sports such as archery and martial arts. Of course I love writing stories. It allows me to express my thoughts, my dreams, my understanding of the world and the messages I want to convey to people. Aside from writing, I also love drawing. In fact, I made all the drawings for my books from the covers to the inside pages.
So far I’ve written four books in English. One of them is a children’s book. The other three are part of a young adult fantasy adventure series. They are as follows:
The Apple Seed
Blood of Angels (Elioud Chronicles Book 1)
Flight of Angels (Elioud Chronicles Book 2)
Clash of Angels (Elioud Chronicles Book 3)
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Clash of Angels which is Book 3 of my series, Elioud Chronicles. It and the books before it, Blood of Angels and Flight of Angels, are all inspired by beings called Eliouds (antediluvian children of the Nephilim) from the Book of Enoch.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I do like watching movies and TV series and/or listening to music to spark ideas in my head before I write. I also get a lot of ideas when I’m taking a bath or before I go to sleep.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The authors I like who probably influenced me are J.K. Rowling, Anne Rice, and my sister Jocelyn who was a writer long before I started writing stories. As for books, my major influences are Harry Potter, the Book of Enoch, Exorcism (Encounters with the Paranormal and the Occult) and the Holy Bible.
What are you working on now?
Aside from promotions, which is very challenging, there are a couple of stories in my head I want to put into writing but I’m still thinking which one to prioritize.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m trying Facebook ads at the moment. I might try Amazon ads soon. I’m not really sure yet what the best method is. I’m still experimenting on that.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t write for money. Write with a mission in your head. What do you want to accomplish? Write to communicate a good story that’s not just a copycat of other already famous stories out there. Write to influence your readers into doing something good. Don’t be too influenced by the real world. Instead, influence the real world with your story. Make sure the readers get something good out of it, lessons worth sharing with the world, morals that could make a difference. Your story is your voice shouting out to the world. Your story is your legacy.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Get it done.” That’s the best advice I’ve heard. I’m a bit of a perfectionist so as much as possible, I plan and organize things before doing anything. I tend to go over what’s already been written and do tons of edits and revisions that I couldn’t move on to the next chapter. If I didn’t listen to that advice from my sister, I’d probably still be writing the books I have now instead of promoting them.
What are you reading now?
Right now, I’m reading Poems of Love and Letting Go by my sister, Jocelyn. I’m also reading See How She Loves Us: 50 Approved Apparitions of Our Lady, and the Book of Revelations from the Holy Bible.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I might come up with some children’s books and a few shortreads related to my series, Elioud Chronicles.
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 following books:
1. The Holy Bible
2. Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere – Alive!
3. Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care
4. Boatbuilding: A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction