Do you write for mainly adults or children? God’s Buried Children is meant for adults but I have plans to write children’s books too.
If for children do you illustrate books yourself? I will illustrate the books myself.
Is this your first attempt at writing a book and what made you want to write it? Life made me write the book. Actually life wrote the book, I just reported what happened and what I felt.
Is the book based on fact or fiction and where did you get the story idea from? God’s Buried Children is based on facts, Ceausescu, Romanian revolution is not just an event in a foreign country it is the triumph of the human spirit universally.
How long did it take you to write the book? A life time.
Do you have a writing routine or just write when you feel like it? Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and start writing till dawn.
Rewriting/editing - do you love it or hate it? Love it.
Which novelists do you admire and did they have any influence on your writing? Little known here is the Romanian poet and novelist Mihai Eminescu (a late romantic).
See more at http://www.romanianvoice.com/poezii/poeti_tr/eminescu_eng.php
Has it been difficult to get your first book published and if so what advice would you give other writers? I have self-published. My advice is to give your book free to the readers and, if they like it, it is the best reward you will have.
Do you think you will attempt to write another book and if so what would it be about? My next book is about Transylvania’s vampires. Also a true story…
In what ways do you market your book? Giving it away for free on www.MyAmericanKids.com
What advice would you give to an aspiring novelist? Never, never gave up!