Interview With Author Eli Salas III
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written four books but I have only published one so far.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book is black rain. It was inspired by a dream I had, it was me on a mountain. And as I am a student of History I wondered how I could be there in the 18th century and I went from there.
I had my friend, Alexis and we came up with the story and everything together and that’s how it formed. So it was a process that came together and it was a group effort. Alexis being African-American we get the story of Amira and as a slave in what she goes through as a woman.
And then we have rain, the character in my perspective and he is a native American.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t really have any unusual writing habits. But for this book we did go back and forth.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love biographies. I love being informed. I love Jean plaidy, Antonia Fraser, Margaret George. I love reading and I don’t understand why some people don’t do it. It just fascinates me. I guess because in the old days there was no internet there was no TV. There was nothing. The only thing that was for entertainment was books and writing stuff down on the black pieces of paper.
That’s really where my writing journey begin. Out of loneliness and desperation. But of course turned every negative into a positive. And I just never stopped writing. And now I love it. It’s a lot of fun and it’s very therapeutic. To just close my eyes and get everything out.
What are you working on now?
Currently Farewell My Prince. It takes place in the Middle ages. With no magic whatsoever but it’s on another planet.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just to never give up.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best way to gain knowledge is to read. Or was it, the best way to be a good writer is to be a good reader. I think that was it
What are you reading now?
Mary, Queen of Scots by Antonia Frasier
What’s next for you as a writer?
I just want to do so much more. Comics. I do them already here and here. More books to write. The journey never ends
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?
Cleopatra by Margaret George.
Lady in the Tower by Jean Plaidy
Black Rain by Eli Salas III and Raven
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