Interview with Adela Belin

Who are your favorite authors?
The Beat Generation. Jack Kerouac had the biggest impact on me.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life itself is my biggest inspiration. What will happen today? I love what I do and I am inspired each day by my work and my co-workers.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My family, friends, reading, and exploring cities. I just can't get enough of everything.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
The funny thing is that I don't have an algorithm that I use for finding books, I let the books find me.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, but I remember the first poem that I wrote. I remember where I was sitting and what I was wearing.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the first story that I read. I don't remember the name though. However it had a big impact on me. It was about a bead that a little girl found. This bead was able to grant wishes. The last wish was for every child in this world to be happy. Till this day I wish I had this bead to make the same wish.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Lonesome Traveler by Jack Kerouac.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs.

Language, story, idea. I talk about these books often. Nothing more to add, I think that they are brilliant.
Describe your desk
Mess in which I could get around. Personal items, snacks, coffee, notes, notebooks, gadgets.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was a teenager. My english teacher got me into it. All my english teachers were amazing. A big thank you to them, they were the ones who inspired me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I am writer, not a talker. So for me it is easier to explain myself through writing. The greatest joy is to pour out my ideas in a way that people can understand.
Published 2015-09-07.
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