Alfonso Tirado

Biography

During my early youth, I wanted to be a writer. Instead, I became an amateur photographer and later a professional as a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. To make a living started writing scripts for printed soap operas. That was not my idea of being a writer so my passions for traveling lead me to write for travel magazines like México Desconocido, Automundo, Vogue, among others. Later I got into writing short stories. In the 90´s a collection of short stories named Un Poeta al Paredón was published in New York. Several of those stories were published in Mexican magazines.

After 21 years of living in NY and traveling around the world, I decided to come back to my country and make San Miguel de Allende, Mexico my new home. Not to retire but to move on with a new life, new ideas and perspectives. Coming to San Miguel, made possible all of that. Now I have published two books about local visual artists. One book portraying all the colorful San Miguel in photography. Four novels are written in Spanish. The last one is translated into English as Odyssey. Besides a collection of short stories entitled Historias de Rompe y Rasga. I´m working with translators to have all my novels translated.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I don´t start with the classic blank page. When an idea comes to my mind, then I go to the computer and start writing. The most common is that I imagine a character who starts telling me his/her story, and I write it. I don´t follow a routine of hours working or amount of words as a daily objective. But when I find the path, I can work for hours.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was a kid, maybe 7 or 8 years old. On my birthday, a father´s friend gave me 3 books as a present. The one that had the most impact on me was Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. His characters, the adventure in the sea, the drama of the white whale hunting and the fantasy of that world, enhanced my imagination, were marked for me forever. In some way, it modified my life, because my illusion of travel and navigation was born. My novel Against Destiny is part of that.
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Books

Odyssey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,730. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Love and kidnapping. Luxuries and drugs. Revenge is the only answer.

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