Interview with Cookie Llorente

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watch American TV series.
Listen to music. My faves are MJ, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Lana del Rey and Christina Aguilera.
Switch between social media apps.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Aside from I know it's hard to be noticed by traditional publishers, I love the modern feel of being an indie author. Right? It's so cool. Plus traditional publishers get a lot of cut from your profit. I mean, I'm not greedy but I love the idea of how authors can earn more and be more in charge of the business side of their writing and publishing.
What is your writing process?
When it comes to poetry, the words just come out from my heart. It flows naturally. I need to express my feelings at that moment and the words naturally fall in place together. I feel no judgment. I'm not critical of myself when I write poetry. It's a truly good friend to me.

With essays and stories, I am unhealthily critical of my writing that's why I usually don't finish those. I hope to change this though because I want to write and publish in these genres too.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't think I have any fans right now but to the future fans,

I LOVE YOU. Thank you for supporting me. I hope I get to inspire and make you feel less alone.

Simply put, the fans mean everything to me.
Describe your desk
Messy. Just messy. My room is messy. Everything in my life is messy. Hahahhah. I'm not into clean and organized environment but it works for me.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The only book I have right now is my poetry collection called "Misnomer" and I'm actually thinking I should release a companion book telling in detail the backstory for each poem or a group of poems.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Hmmm.... I can't but I wrote in a notebook full of short stories back when I was 10. Sadly the notebook is lost forever. If only I can find that notebook and maybe publish the stories. They are so simple yet I'm proud because I was 10 and I wrote stories! That's a big deal to me. I remember there's a story entitled, "The Clean Community" about a clean community hahahaha. There's also one about adventures of brother and sister, Tami and Mia named after the popular toy car back in the day which is Tamia, the mechanical car. Those are the only two stories I remember.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Self-expression. I get to make sense of myself.

The universal feel of it. I get to entertain and inspire other people. I get to make them feel that someone sees them, relates to them and hopefully, my work can be therapeutic.
What are you working on next?
Hopefully a companion book explaining the story behind each poem from my poetry book called 'Misnomer'.Maybe it can be like an album wherein this would be the deluxe edition with all the poems and essays on the poems.

Also, I really want to write a memoir.
Published 2017-03-03.
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Books by This Author

Misnomer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,630. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Poetry » Female authors
This book consists of two poetry collections. The first one entitled, “Colorless” contains poetry I have written from when I was thirteen up until now that I am twenty-six. The second collection is called “August Lace” and is about an unreciprocated infatuation. At the end, there is also a series of images of my hand-lettering of some of the poems.