Interview with Roberto J. Samores

How do you approach cover design?
Three friends went through my wedding album and all separately settled on a single photo. The loss of my wife was the seminal event of life, and this photo captured that essence.
What is your writing process?
It starts with thought, which become vignettes. These vignettes become developed, and then organized into categories. This book emerged serendipitously from that chaos.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To finally be able to tell a story. It is my story, but it is true. It is the first time I have been able to record it in any way.
What are you working on next?
Through the process of writing this book, I had generated some vignettes that were underdeveloped and fit a different theme. A good friend of mine suggested this become the beginning of another book. The working title of this book is "What America Means to Me".
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Since I am legally blind, I continually try to find new ways to learn and stay informed with current affairs. The goal is to be, as described in the Constitution, a "well-informed electorate."
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Wichita, Kansas where Latinos were a distinct minority. After graduate school, I worked all over the country, and gained a variety of perspectives about my place in society.
Published 2013-10-19.
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Books by This Author

When Life Was Unfair... How One Man Survived... And Learned How To Cope
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,650. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t” - Mark Twain. This book chronicles a man’s journey through an eventful life. When his dreams were dashed and life knocked him down, how did he get up and move on? People can be amazingly resilient, but what determines who will be? Roberto hopes that sharing his story can help others.