Interview with Arlene Sabaris

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Most of my childhood I lived with my grandma near the Colonial District in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. You could hear as a child any kind of stories about the ghosts not only in the colonial buildings but in the town where my grandma grew up in Barahona. I was such a fan of mistery stories, and I guess what I am trying to do is preserve this memories as short stories that other people might read too.
When did you first start writing?
Well, I learn to write at a very young age, so it was really fun for me to read all kind of books and once I read all the ones at home I just decided to start writing my own stories. I started probably at eight years old writing poems and songs, and once in high school I started with the novels...
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is about a dream I had myself. It was so scary that I started writing in the middle of the night just to clear my mind. All about the story is fiction but the dream, that was a very true story.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have been writing all my life, but I decide to make it public just last year, because I really want to share my stories with the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It makes me free... Sometimes I just think too much.
What are you working on next?
Really soon a novel will be coming. "A Ghost's Whim" is about two lovers trying to be together even with the obstacles between them. The great thing of this story is how the characters find themselves in the middle of a wedding that discovers all kind of secrets for all of them.
Who are your favorite authors?
Easy one.. Jane Austen, by far.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a mom... so I spend a lot of time thinking about my kids or just playing with them. But of course, I am a Finance Consultant too.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen. I just get to know the characters so well... Love the scenario too.
Millenium Series, Stieg Larson. (All three books are awesome)
The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins. Is one of the most exciting stories ever.
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte. You just need one good story to become an author.
The Other, Miguel de Unamuno. I just love unexpected...
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was in high school, "Summer's Adventure" it was about a group of cousins that go on vacation to a boring country house with their grandparents, but it because a great experience because of the local kids and the experiences they have to deal with being city boys and girls. Oh well, all my classmates read it back then!
Published 2017-04-09.
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Books by This Author

Capricho de un Fantasma
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,030. Language: Spanish. Published: April 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Un amor que atraviesa las fronteras del tiempo para reunir dos almas presas del silencio."Capricho de un Fantasma" relata una historia de amor que atraviesa los obstáculos del miedo, el abandono, la muerte, el desamor y el tiempo. Nos lleva en un viaje de autodescubrimiento no solo por el mundo físico, sino también a través del mundo complejo que se encuentra dentro de cada alma solitaria.
Recurring Dream
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
If dreams can be real enough to wake you up, should you be scared?