Interview with Melody Ramos

When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since elementary school. As a young child I found it difficult to express myself and a counselor introduced me to poetry. I've been writing ever since.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a collection of short stories that I hope will remind readers to appreciate their relationships and be a little more affectionate.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to share my ideals and how I experience the world is the greatest joy for me. I find that writing and creating characters and situations that might mimic real life is almost therapeutic for me.
What are you working on next?
There are a lot of projects and ideas floating in my mind. I am currently working on editing a full length novel.
Who are your favorite authors?
Cassandra Clare, Jane Austen and Edgar Allen Poe to name a few.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Realistically, I have bills to pay. What helps me make it through the day is knowing I will be going home to people I love and having time to write.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm most likely spending time watching movies with my boyfriend or visiting family.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually already have an idea of a book/genre I'm in the mood to read then I just search if it's available. I also get suggestions from my sister. She is a huge ebook reader.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a "novel" about a girl that discovers she is the long lost princess of a race of humans that live underground. It was terrible.
What is your writing process?
I don't really have a process. I write when I'm inspired which is why I always keep my phone or laptop on me.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My earliest memory of a book is 'A child called IT' by Dave Pelzer. I remember being absolutely devastated by his story and amazed by how his words brought his world to life for me. I knew I wanted to be able to share my story the same way.
Published 2014-05-04.
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