Interview with Julio Mario Espinosa Jimenez

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Dark Tower.That book opened for me the doors of my creativity.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover should be shocking. It must transmit the essence of the history.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The dark tower
Vivir para contarla (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Memoria de mis putas tristes
Cuentos sin plumas
What do you read for pleasure?
Stephen Kings' novels
What is your e-reading device of choice?
PDF
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Using the social network.
Describe your desk
Pretty clean but dusty
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Colombian caribbean, so the magical realism touch me a lot
When did you first start writing?
12 years ago after I finished the college.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The fear of an authoritarian government.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The few opportunities that are in traditional media.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords give me the opportunity to show my work in the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To create a whole new world of thin air.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't have fans. I guess.
What are you working on next?
On a long novel writing in my native language: Spanish.
Who are your favorite authors?
Steohen King, Garcia Marquez.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To create
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, thinking.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
surfing the Internet
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't
What is your writing process?
I don't have one. Each story is written by itself.
Published 2013-10-09.
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Books by This Author

The Forbidden Novel
You set the price! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The fascist regime of a country banned a novel. To enforce this law they created a police force in charge of chase after the disobedient citizens who dare to read the novel. But the cops don't know the title, or the plot of the book.
La Novela Prohibida
You set the price! Words: 5,180. Language: Spanish. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Con una ley draconiana un régimen fascista prohíbe una novela que ellos consideran peligrosa. Para hacer cumplir esa ley el régimen crea un cuerpo de policía cuya única finalidad es perseguir a aquellos ciudadanos desobedientes que osen leer La Novela Prohibida.
Solipsism
You set the price! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Ricardo thinks that he is the center of the universe, the cause and the effect of everything that lives on planet earth.
Mi Teniente, ¡No Quiero Golpear A Mi Pueblo!
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 26,280. Language: Spanish. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
En el medio de una revolución, un policía anti motines se une a un grupo de rebeldes para derrocar a un gobierno corrupto que pretende privatizar el ADN.
The Greys
You set the price! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The journey across Australia of a young couple becomes on a nightmare when they find a girl that is being chased by grey aliens.
Beyond II: The Rise of the Phoenix.
You set the price! Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Screenplays » Sci-Fi
After the apocalypse a group of teenagers have to rebuild the whole society.
Zombi Capitalista
You set the price! Words: 8,000. Language: Spanish. Published: April 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Taliana Vargas una hermosa y exitosa reportera debe entrevistar a un escritor que acabo de ganar un premio nobel de literatura, porque el diario en el que ella trabaja la esta obligando. En el medio de la entrevista son atacados por un grupo de zombis hambrientos.
Arcontes
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 59,750. Language: Spanish. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Essay » Political
Después de una grave crisis climática, en el mundo se instaura un gobierno único. Este gobierno se convierte en una tiranía cuando decide gravar con un impuesto la respiración de los ciudadanos del mundo
Señor televisor, ¡Por favor, déjeme salir!
You set the price! Words: 4,870. Language: Spanish. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Screenplays » Horror
Un televisor 3D se vuelve consiente de sí mismo y se apodera de la mente de su dueño .
¡Que alguien me ayude! ¡Mi teléfono inteligente no me deja pensar!
You set the price! Words: 4,870. Language: Spanish. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Screenplays » Horror
Una criatura proveniente del infierno habita dentro de un teléfono inteligente. El demonio se cansa porque el dueño no se deja controlar, así que, se lo lleva al infierno.
Somebody Help me! My Smart Phone doesn't let me think!
You set the price! Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Screenplays » Horror
A demon Lives inside of a Smart Phone. The creature get tired because the owner does not follows his orders, so he drags him to hell.
Mr. TV, Please let me OUT!
Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Screenplays » Short
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A normal guy struggles with his own 3D TV for the control of his thoughts. He loses.
Beyond
Price: Free! Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Screenplays » Sci-Fi, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
After a worldwide catastrophe a group of teenagers have to rebuild the whole society. They’ll fight each others for ecomonic model.
The Archons
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Is the year 2022, the nations of the world adopted the tax on breathing as a measure against global warming. To avoid problems with the breathing police: “The Archons” some citizens have decided not to talk ever.