Interview with Rocio Vargas Herrera

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The firs book that really absorbed me in it entirety was Secret Garden.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to read, mostly whatever expands the mind. This allows me to grow as a an individual.
Describe your desk
My desk is full sticky notes & papers with references and / or ideas to continue the flow onto the papers.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Panamá, Rep of Panama and grew up in Florida. I have been an oral story teller all my life. One day a friend suggested that I should put my stories on paper, so here we are.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The inspiration for my book was a Gypsy girl from Italy, whose parents were accrued of kidnaping her, because of her faire skin & light eyes. The parents where of olive skin and dark eyes. This caused a sense of injustice, that in todays world we are stereotyping people.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I do not want to give up artistic control of my work.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy in writing for me it the possibility of introducing readers to new experiences.
What are you working on next?
I am working on the sequel of "Echos of My Clan"
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was in the 8 th grade. The teacher had us compare our life' up to that moment s to anything we wanted.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
What inspires me to get out of bed is the challenge it might bring and how I will over come it.
Published 2018-03-02.
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Books by This Author

Echoes of My Clan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 114,410. Language: American English. Published: April 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
With her novel Echoes of my Clan, Rocío Vargas Herrera has managed to clarify many doubts about the feelings and way of thinking of the gypsies. Her agile, eloquent and easy to read pen takes us by the hand through the experiences and sufferings of the main character; first as a girl who must live in the world of the whites, away from her clan, and then as an adult woman during the terrifying time
Ecos de mi clan
Price: $1.11 USD. Words: 115,710. Language: Spanish. Published: December 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Echoes of my Clan logra esclarecer muchas dudas sobre los sentimientos y manera de pensar de los gitanos. Nos lleva de la mano a través de las vivencias y sufrimientos del personaje principal; primero como una niña que debe ambientarse en el mundo de los blancos o gachos, y como mujer adulta durante los terroríficos tiempos de la Segunda Guerra Mundia.