Interview with Alejandro Villarreal

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was the most amazing experience! I was like... seven years old. I was already a dark-humored kid, so the teachers thought I would be no more than a functional sociopath... But it turned out that I'm a HIGHLY functional sociopath.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King, Patrick Rothfuss, Arthur C. Clarke and Laini Taylor.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss; The Four Seasons, by Stephen King; End of Childhood, by Arthur C. Clarke; The Story of Your Life, by Ted Chiang; and Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell.

Read them and you'll know why those are my top 5.
What is your writing process?
I sit up on a cafeteria chair with a good coffe in my hands. I pretend that I lit up a cigarrette - I would smoke in the past, but now I use a vaporizer -, turn on my computer... and start to let words fall on the pages for the next four hours.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, I don't acctually remember the author of the book, but it was called "La Catedral". A very dark-themed book about a boy who build a church and happens to be an ocultist church... then I started with Harry Potter!
Describe your desk
A very messed up one.
When did you first start writing?
I started to write seriously at seventeen years old. But at that time I already had a couple of drafts.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I can kill people without going to prison.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading or... Netflix and chill.
What are you working on next?
A wilder, darker and bloodier one. You can read this answer any time and it will always be accurate.
Published 2018-09-29.
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Books by This Author

The World Where Nobody Exists
Series: El Mundo Donde Nadie Existe (Translated). Pre-release—available May 6, 2019. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When the young Zachary Coleman met the Errant Karel Novikot, a change arose, and he let himself be carried away by his demons ... The next twirl, not only would turn upside down the meaning of his life, but the entire world.
El Mundo Donde Nadie Existe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,760. Language: Spanish. Published: October 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Cuando el joven Zachary Coleman conoció al Errante Karel Novikot, un cambio se presentó, y se dejó llevar por sus demonios... El giro siguiente, no sólo pondría de cabeza al sentido de su vida, sino al mundo entero.