About Candela Iglesias Chiesa:
Candela Iglesias Chiesa, a researcher and public health specialist by training, has worked as a team leader and project coordinator within academic institutions, hospitals, and not-for-profit organizations.
She relishes the challenges of leading multidisciplinary teams and bringing together highly skilled professionals with different personalities and backgrounds. She is also passionate about using research and evidence to improve strategies and programmes.
Candela has lived and worked in Mexico, South Africa, France, and Norway. She’s an avid
hiker and enjoys obstacle-course racing and scuba diving.
What inspires you to write?
Mostly my inspiration comes from passionate discussions, from conversations with people from varied backgrounds, and from those light-bulb moments where I realize I want to know more about a subject or that my way of seeing things has helped/inspired someone else.
Tell us about your writing process.
Writing is easy for me. I write a lot of technical and academic documents, so writing books and blog posts feels a little bit like a vacation! Sometimes I outline, other times I’m too inspired and I just start writing, but go back later and create an outline.
The hardest part is self editing. It takes forever and it’s painful and full of self doubt. But it is just part of the process!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I stumbled upon a fantastic online course for authors who want to self publish: Self Publishing School. Highly recommended. I will also try traditional publishing at some point.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Self publishing and traditional publishing will coexist. The role of crowd-sourcing webpages and social media pages will become ever more prominent.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Non fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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