About Burbuqe Raufi:
First time author Burbuqe Raufi was born on February 10, 1976, and she lives in Tetovë, Macedonia, a small country beneath the Balkans, Europe. She lives with her two beautiful sons Kron and Peon and her husband. She was raised in a family where books were their greatest treasure, and often woke up during the night to listen to her father’s new baked poetry.
She loves spending quality time with her family, enjoys reading and exploring new ways to enlightenment and she is open to all the good that life offers.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, life gave me the hardest challenge, to beat the unbeatable, an incurable disease, and on its way I discovered the Power within me, the Power that brings Miracles into your life. But it wasn’t an easy battle, in order to succeed you need to change, and changing old habits is very hard. You have to start from changing your thoughts, your words, and your habits and up to your dieting. I believed that sharing my story with the world will bring positive impact into other people’s life. If I did it, everyone can! So, I decided to publish my life changing story, Dr. Mind and spread the message across.
What inspires you to write?
When you read a good book, you find little pieces of yourself, you realize you are not alone, you find a friend longing to be found. I wanted to be such a friend to someone who is facing the same challenge as I did.
Tell us about your writing process.
When I wrote Dr. Mind words and ideas came to me continuously, I couldn’t stop writing. It seemed like it was coming from an unknown source and I just kept typing. I finished it for less than two weeks, since I am not a native English speaker the editing process took a little bit longer.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have written a lot of short stories, short novels in Albanian language but I have never had the courage to publish them. Publishing Dr. Mind was a coincidence and a very challenging experience. In 2012 I filled in an application with short description of my story, even though I had some phone calls from the Balboa Press publishing consultant, I ignored them . And again last year I received a phone call from another publishing consultant from the same Publishing House, she was very persuasive and inspiring, so I signed an agreement with them even though on that time I hadn’t wrote a single line of my story. Today, I believe that I have made the greatest decision in my life by choosing to share my message with the world.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that there are unlimited stories that need to be published, as life it self, it is a never ending circle.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Inspiration, Self-help
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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