Interview with Lucia Rose

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was 8 years old.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I want to publish indie authors in the future, what better way then to be one myself. That way I can relate to the indie authors I plan to publish in the future.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My writing reveals thoughts, emotions, and concepts that are hidden within me. Writing gives me light.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.R.R Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Sarah Dessen, Paulo Coelho, Meg Cabot, Amy Tan, Cassandra Clare.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son, my family, and my dreams for the future.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like reading books too, so I read. I also like to watch series and movies. oh, and I like to talk. I love having philosophical, contemplative conversations.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am and will always be an extreme nerd, so I research almost everything. Research is how i discover not only the e-books but the hard copy books that I read.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, It was for my ex-boyfriend's application to New York University.
What is your writing process?
The stories just come like an epiphany.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Zahir by Paulo Coelho because it questions love and it's ways. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series because it revived my passion for books. The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen because it reveals the power of silence. The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare because despite most people adamantly saying that everything in the book was copied from other various work like Harry Potter or Twilight, the serious actually has a deeper concept that most people miss. Regardless of werewolves, vampires, and other creatures, The Mortal Instruments series touch on concepts like nature vs. nurture, religious concepts, and the idea of "evil." The Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman is my fifth favorite book. Although I did not list Pullman as one of my favorite authors (because I have only read one of his books) I love this book. I love it because discusses topics about religion that might be considered blasphemous but is rational. The movie, "The Golden Compass" does not reveal these concepts, but I wonder sometimes what the reaction would be if people actually knew the true message of the books. I mean Harry Potter was bashed for a bit for making children believe in witchcraft, so I wonder how people would react if they knew that the Northern Lights actually questions key concepts in Christianity.
What do you read for pleasure?
Paulo Coelho and Sarah Dessen books, I read for enlightenment and inspiration. Fairy tales, I read for pleasure, especially books that bring a new perspective to famous fairy tales.
Published 2014-04-02.
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