Interview with Ricardo & Ana Correia

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on cape Cod in Massachusetts. Being one of six children times were tough and you had to find ways to accomplish things, usually without many resources. We all grew up being resourceful and having high standards for our lives. I believe that set the foundation for my successes in life. I have sought to share the roadmap to my success with others. hopefully this book "Believing to Achieve" can help others realize that dreams do come true and how to make them real in our lives.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I was a young child. I wrote poetry for a very young age. writing was an outlet for my frustrations and it calmed my spirit.
What's the story behind your latest book?
This book had been in my head for years. I would work while on the plane or in hotel rooms when the spirit moved me. Finally, after some prodding from my wife Ana, I decided to finish and publish it. Strangely enough, I didn't write it to make money but to provide hope and inspiration to others.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Truthfully, the process of proceeding through the maze of being accepted and published by the publishing companies can be costly and very time consuming. Also, I wanted to retain the rights to my book. Self publishing allows me to do that.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has provided a convenient outlet for promoting and selling my books.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing the finished product and sharing it with others.
What do your fans mean to you?
Although I can't refer to them as fans I actually view them a partners in the journey. I enjoy the feedback of those who have read and reflected on the book.
What are you working on next?
I am writing another book outlining my journey as one of the nation's leading Sports Image consultants.
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to mention.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My God....My Faith......My hope to make a difference in the lives of others!!!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Public speaking and enjoying family.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Online for the most part.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes...The legend of Old Toby. the story of a relationship between a wise old fish and a young boy.
What is your writing process?
When it comes I write.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
How do you approach cover design?
I try to reflect a feeling or a message.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
C't answer
What do you read for pleasure?
very little
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
word of mouth
Describe your desk
A bunch of piles
What do you hope to accomplish?
Ultimately, to move the needle in the lives of others. To help them dream and help them reach those dreams.
Published 2016-04-27.
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Books by This Author

Whispers of the Heart
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Inspirational
“Whispers of the Heart” is a collaboration of poets Ana and Ricardo Correia. The poems range through a variety of topics and speak to the entire range of human emotions. Go deep inside the hearts of the authors and share their thoughts, feelings and the spiritual journey they travel.
Believing To Achieve
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,170. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
What is it in your life that ignites a passion within you? Is there something you’ve always wanted to do or somewhere you’ve dreamed of going? Have you ever thought about what separates those who dream dreams from those who actually live them? Believing To Achieve explains the difference and provides practical guidelines to achieving your goals.