Interview with Kalique Matías

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thing that inspires me the most is being es able to text my Brosis ,
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Doing research, and putting ideas into form. Making sense of all my notes.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have a certain yaundra and very rarely do I deviate.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I started when I was 15 and finished it in my late 30s
What is your writing process?
I get inspired by the most insignificant things to most. People. I could be riding the subway and see a wall , and automatically want that wall in my next storie. I will research that wall, when it was made, what part of the tunnel is it in. Then I take a picture of the wall and let it speak to me....
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes I do remember, it was Little Red Riding Hood. And even a a child I felt there was something more thee author did not want us to know about his book, I have always been insightful .
How do you approach cover design?
I see it as I write as the story unfolds. Always start with a black and white Then I add the colors....
What do you read for pleasure?
I love a good crime drama, but not just any crime drama it has to have crazy in order to keep me turning the pages, otherwise I put it away and won't pick it again . What's the use, if it doesn't grab you in the first three pages it won't grab you at all.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer my iPad
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
As of yet word of mouth.
Describe your desk
Organized the day it's cleaned, after that it's as if your in a police station and there looking at a suspects wall.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Bronx, and witnessed some scary things for a kid at that time, I use to hide in my school books and loved making my book reports. One day I was at our dinner table finishing. Up a book report and my older cousin Jackie asked to take a look, she asked where did I come up with the words I used, see I loved big words so I learned how to use a thesaurus. She was very proud of me , and since that day I knew in my soul I wanted to wriiter.
When did you first start writing?
At the age of fourteen. I wrote these words for a friend whose dad was killed infront of our building. He became rebeliuose and angry, but that was not him it was his grief. So I wrote him these words for his dads wake.
"Love to live but live to love that's the only thing that matters""" .....
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's definitely not what's expected, with each page you will keep trying to figure out what the books about. And all the time the answer is write in front of the reader .
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that even though I have not been published. Yet, the people that have helped with the rough drab keep asking for more. When I write I write to. Make sure the reader can have the escape I have while writing.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything especially my number one critic my Brosis, leticia Lynn Madden
What are you working on next?
The second part of " Through The Grinder " Jeremiahs Tail
What motivates you on the genere you write about?
I have always been intrigued and fascinated by the unknown, while there are many books of my chosen jaundra I can be sure that mine will mark the difference.
Do your characters move on from book to book or are they one book characters.
My characters ( children ) as I like to call them will always transfer to the next book, being as main characters or as a part of the storyline. My stories are an never ending tale of discovery and mayhem.
Published 2017-04-13.
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