How do you describe your books?
A little sad. The stories I have told have certain base on reality, although, for my second book, Sex and other bits-Ghosts and raw emotions, I let my imagination take me to mischievous places.
How would your friends describe you in 20 words or less?
I suppose they say that I am made of good quality materials, with an inquisitive mind, and a touch of eccentricity.
Where would I live, if I could live anywhere in the world?
I think on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, in a XVII century villa.
When did I decided to become a writer?
During a skiing holiday in the dolomites Mountains of Italy, when I took the challenge a very steep slope offered. The mountain resolved the career issues I was dealing with during a period of time. My interior architecture practice took a back seat, and writing took precedence.
Do I know the book’s title before I start writing?
Yes. Franc-Life through Feline Eyes was inspired by one of our much loved pussycats. He was a lovely individual, sure of himself, an enormous personality, and a fabulous gaze. Sex and other bits-Ghosts and raw emotions, was different, the first part of the title I knew, before I started writing, the second part appeared after the book was completed
How do I come up with the premise for my books?
Life presents ideas, experiences, peoples stories or somehow a person physical appearance and characteristics triggers the idea for a character.
How many languages do I speak?
My native Spanish, the second language is English, the third is Italian, which I decided to learn several years ago, somehow encouraged by the idea of those fabulous holidays in the Dolomites Mountains. I wanted to communicate well and with ease. I have achieved it, and I am quite fluent. The fourth language is French. While in Italy many people thought I was French, and it was then when I decided to learn; that was seven years ago, and I am still going, not completely fluent yet, but it will come.
Do I have difficulties remembering all those different words?
No, it is easy, the problem is to write, the spelling or orthography sometimes is a challenge specially when the words are similar
Favourite place in the world?
Australia. The clean perfume of the gum trees, the blue sky.
If I could ask readers one question, what would it be?
Have I been able to transport you into another world?