Interview with Naville Daeia Samaniego

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
What inspires me to get out of bed each day is to know that I have a partner in life to still love and make a happy family with, living a simple life. Knowing also that a home in the province to go to is only there, family members and friends are patiently waiting for my comeback whenever I could get the chance to and would have the chance of remembering one of the places where I learn about life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I would usually spend my time more on sleeping. But sometimes, I would randomly just do surfing the web, listening to the music, admire or appreciate the beauty of nature, special moments with my loved ones, and/or reading different paperbacks.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discovered the ebooks I read through my girl classmates and friends when I was in middle school.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not really. Yet the concept is more of like being passionately in love with my chosen favorite fantastical names and from those characters of stories I read, the inspiration to write and create a story that's an author's undiscovered self which she didn't know she has until she began digging down her turmoils of thoughts for the circumstances, scenes, and/or situations to be made real when put down in a story. That's what I felt that time. So aggressive. Every scene takes either innocent or intelligent readers to absorb each erotic scenes and would suddenly give out harsh but acceptable comments. For me. The writer.
What is your writing process?
Thinking of a possible title of the story first inspired by some of the books I read, slowly weaving some scenes and circumstances to be one by one wrote down and could create hopefully a good story. Then thinking about the story's concept. If this situation when being put in a story, would it catch the attention of those both nonreaders and bookworms? To get that factor, you must have the knowledge and wisdom of a passionate writer. So full of dedication in writing a very logical and interesting story for the world to read.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
What I remembered from the very first story I read is that it was written by Andrea Almonte, the Fuentebella Series. It really made a huge impact on me since I've read it for the story is tackling about a quite famous clan of detective agents, businessmen, and artists. The way the author stated about the romantic scenes, made me shiver all over thinking that I was only a beginner that time and not really interested in reading such kind of books. Her story inspired me to be one of her followers and had also in mind to be a detective agent someday.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
James Navarro, The Blue-Eyed Devil, The Bodyguards 2: Jose Luis Morrison Montefalco, Monte Falco: Island in The Sun, and My Wayward Wife. I chose these five books as my favorite because the twists in each story seemed real life happenings proven by how was it written and given life by the characters.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a province or more specifically, countryside. Can't remember which side whether it's in my mother's or my father's side for my eyes are opened to see the world when I was, 6 years old I guess. No photos from the past 5 years. Even the memories are seemed blurred, gone, stolen. All I know is, living a country life is the simplest definition of love to live with that I've grown and known & the hatred which I've surpassed and thrown away. Not easy at first, maybe, yet the willingness to get up each day and live the life the way it's supposed to be lived is to know that your loved ones are supporting your every move to reaching their dream for you. As they say, poverty is not a hindrance to success. When daily trials and failures are trying to weaken you, just pray to God and remember always to have faith in Him in all these times. Now, it's for you to make a move for Him to help you in taking the right path to light.
When did you first start writing?
I did start my first writing when I was in middle school.
What's the story behind your latest book?
About my late great grandfather (father's side).
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Jotting down every precious thoughts and significant moments in my life which I believe should always be remembered and treasured.
Published 2016-10-30.
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