Interview With Author Emilia Ramos Samper
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hello, my name is Emilia Ramos and I am one of the youngest people to ever publish a book. I published my debut novel, “Crown of Scales and Wonder” on Amazon when I was ten, and my second book, “Heir of Time” is coming out next year. I love sharing my work with the world and supporting young authors!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“Crown of Scales and Wonder” is my debut novel, inspired by various trips to exotic locations, as well as the stories of real-life people. The idea that people can be so blinded by their own corrupted world that they can’t see through the lies around them… It really made a difference in my characters’ journeys.
Here is a quick description:
In a kingdom torn apart by dark magic and a million year war, Princess Naomi Elistaire searches for answers amidst the facade of her palace imprisonment. With an irreversible gift ready to destroy her and a martyred father buried in a web of lies, who’s to say which way fate will turn?
Deep underground, Agent Ez Shores trains everyday at the dragon base, waiting for the revolution, the day to kill the Queen. But as dangerous bloodlines reveal themselves and a seemingly suicidal mission is handed to him, Ez finds himself locked in the palace dungeons, facing the daughter of his worst enemy.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, I often wake up in the middle of the night with a burning story idea and can’t go to bed until it is on paper. I love the rush of writing, the pure joy of creating a world no one else knows exists yet.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
As far as books that have influenced me, I’d say that “Six of Crows” and “Eragon” were big sources of inspiration for me because of their brilliant worlds and characters.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I am working on the editing of the second novel (Heir of Time) in my trilogy.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
When it comes to promoting my book, I’d say that in-person marketing has been the best for me. I love organizing book readings at schools and attending artisan fairs. Really, interacting with readers makes the promotion process so much more rewarding than staring at a screen.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Even though I’m a bit of a new author myself, I’d say that you’re never too young to pursue your dreams, despite what anyone says. Also, whenever you are worried about the promotion of your book, remember who you want to connect with and why you love writing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I’ve ever heard probably came from Abbie Emmons. Her philosophy that internal conflict and character goals drive a story was a big revelation for me when writing. It helped me approach my plot and story in a new and unconventional manner that I wouldn’t have before.
What are you reading now?
Now, I am reading “Girls at the Edge of the World” by Laura Brooke Robson.
What’s next for you as a writer?
As a writer, the next thing for me is publishing my second book: “Heir of Time”.
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?
1. “Six of Crows” – Leigh Bardugo
2. “Heartless” – Marissa Meyer
3. “Scythe” – Neil Shusterman
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