Interview with Raphael Pastrana

When did you first start writing?
Two years ago
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It is an opportunity for a unique expression. It is a chance to play with words to bring about a portrayal of a wide range of feelings and emotions. Being able to put these ideas and feelings on paper is satisfying.
What do your fans mean to you?
Having fellow readers and authors read my writing helps validate my desire to write and produce something worthwhile.
What are you working on next?
I am working on two other projects, taking characters from my first book (Earthbound Operator) and giving them their own individual stories.
Who are your favorite authors?
Kevin J. Anderson, Dan Millman, Serge Kalihi King, and Lani Young are my favorite authors.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My beautiful 2-year old daughter's smile helps get me out of bed in the morning.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to spend my time day dreaming.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Random Internet searches using certain key words.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I wrote a short story, "The Search For Carmen," during my sophomore year in college.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember reading a book called, "The Norse Gods," sometime in elementary school. It helped stir my imagination and brought about a serious thought about the formulation of legends.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like to read Science Fiction books for plessure. Sci-Fi topics naturally challenges to stretch the imagination of readers.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Published 2015-01-02.
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