Mariana Reuter is a 25 year-old French-Mexican girl who loves to write. Her main genre is young adult. She loves to write about teen girls discovering themselves, challenging the status-quo, and changing their worlds. She lives with her parents and works as an industrial engineer. Currently, she has no boyfriend, but is accepting applications. Her friends call her Gacela since she was a little girl.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I started writing since I was 7 or 8 years old, mainly detective stories--back then Sherlock Holmes had impressed me. I wrote about my own English detective who had a secretary named Jules. In my first story, Jules was kidnapped. I planned to call it "The Blue Lotus", but when Mum entered it in Word she called it "Jules is Kidnapped". I'm not sure where we both got confused with the tittle, but I never corrected it.
What is your writing process?
Something I see on the street can be a source of inspiration, or something I see while riding the tube. A couple discussing, a group of friend running to catch a bus, some children playing, anything can ignite the spark. Once I reach home, I start writing whatever comes to my mind while inspiration lasts. I come back to my manuscript a week or two later and then I start planning the full story from whatever I drafted first.