My name is Michael A. Ferrer. I was born in Brooklyn, NY. But I was raised in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. I have a mental disability called Schizoaffective Disorder, but I do not let it define me.
What is your writing process?
I find that letting the writing flow on the page without being too strict on form, and having a basic idea of what you want to write is what works best for me. I like to think of writing as organized chaos, meaning that you know what you want to write but you let the writing take over.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
There are many that have had an impact on me. So I will answer with the one that impacted me the most and inspired me to write. It is The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx. His writing style and the way that he opened himself up like a book (no pun intended) showed me that sometimes we need to get out of our comfort zone. This inspired me to write Soundtrack of My Soul: A Look Into the Life, Death and Rebirth of a Schizoaffective Man.
Soundtrack of My Soul: A Look Into the Life, Death and Rebirth of a Schizoaffective Man is an in depth look into the life of Michael A. Ferrer, a man who suffers from a mental disorder called Schizoaffective Disorder. Michael takes you through the journey of his life, traumas, and what inspired him to rise up and not allow the disorder to define him.