About A.M. Torres:
I am the author of the Child Series beginning with Love Child which was published in 2011. It is followed by sequels Child No More, Child Scorned and the newly released Child Game. I have also published the J and K Christmas annual Christmas poetry and short story book. Shadowed Tears and Turmoil are my two poetry books. I live in New York City. I'm the mother of two boys.
What inspires you to write?
I love writing so that alone gives me inspiration. But reading a great novel and listening to my favorite music provides inspiration. Listening to a great verse, or reading a fun suspense can fill me with a longing to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I have a notebook where I write ideas for novels. I don't use an outline, but I do try to have my characters names planned along with their personalities. For the most part, once I begin to write the characters have a way of taking over the story. Once they do that their personalities take place which can end up different from the notes I made before writing. This is one of the best parts of writing for me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I picture my characters as I write their story. I don't so much as talk to them but I sometimes recite conversations between them in my mind. Its fun and it helps me get to know my characters more. My characters usually take off on their own once I begin writing the story. It doesn't matter if I already planned the story. They usually take off on their own leaving me to almost sit back and observe. It's really fun.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write every day. Read as much as possible. Take it day to day. More than anything be patient. It's a long process that takes a lot of work and I don't mean only the writing If you self-publish you are responsible for so much of the work like promoting yourself for example. However no matter how you publish the work is hard, and keeping focused is important.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish my books, deciding that once they were published they'd be out there. Just writing and getting my novels together was such an accomplishment worthy of all the time, tears and frustrations I put in. Saying that however I have not given up my dream of being published traditionally.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future looks good. With self-publishing now offered as an easier option, we have more books than ever before. Sadly many good books end up not getting the recognition they deserve because the competition is fierce. The many books being put out helps pave that way for the future of publishing. Ebooks may still be the way of the future but readers are not ready to give up the traditional paper books. This also helps the future of publishing.
What genres do you write?: Suspense Fiction, Holiday themes, Poetry
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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