Interview With Author Teresa Benitez
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Teresa Benitez. I am from Puerto Rico and have lived in Gainesville, Florida for ten years. I have a BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering. My first book “Unburdening” came out on October 2022, and it is the only book that I have published at this time.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The full title is “Unburdening: An Abortion and Generational Trauma Memoir”. My three abortions between 2004 and 2022 inspired this story. I wanted to share it, so others could learn from the procedures and/or feel less alone in their decisions.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Thoughts come to me in Spanish, and I have to translate to English in my head as I write (if I want to publish a book in English). It seems unusual, perhaps, and makes the process slower.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“This too shall pass” (the good and the bad)
What are you reading now?
Don Quijote de la Mancha
What’s next for you as a writer?
A fictional story with elements of mental health and mother-daughter relationships.
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