Interview with Felix Vasquez, Jr

What do you read for pleasure?
I mostly read just about anything I can get my hands on that interests me. I read non fiction, books about movies, biographies, and a lot of horror books. I love horror fiction when done right.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Bronx and around a lot of people. That experience with people helped me learn about the way they talk, and communicate, and it helped me use it in dialogue for my books.
When did you first start writing?
When I was in seventh grade. I'd just picked it up and my writing was awful. I practiced and practiced and eventually became much better. I found a love for it during high school growing up around more mature reading.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to tell a story that I envisioned and created. I love creating characters and my own worlds. Through Non-fiction, I love compiling information and sharing my own hard work with others.
What are you working on next?
I am working on two dramas next. One is a romance mixed with coming of age, while the other is an adult character study. Both are wildly different in tone.
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of my favorites are in the horror genre. I love Max Brooks mix of vivid imagery and comedy, and Robert Kirkman's deep characterization. I also love Ray Bradbury.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend a lot of my time watching movies. I love movies. They're my life blood and my religion. If movies didn't exist, I wouldn't have much to do.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was for a class assignment. It was a classic tale of comeuppance about a wealthy girl who learns what it's like to be a pauper when she turns down a poor girl one day. My parents helped me with it. It was my first real short story.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I ever read was "Where the Red Fern Grows," a wonderful novel about a young boy who forms a friendship with two hunting dogs. Of course I was also really fond of RL Stine's work when I was growing up, so I sought out reading everywhere at a young age.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family. I hear my family going about their day and I feel compelled to get up and start my own. They fuel me.
Published 2015-06-24.
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