I recently enjoyed an exclusive interview with Cesar Sanchez, author of the children's ebook, The Magical Cloud. The book includes 26 uplifting stories that encourage imagination, joy, courage and hope. My interview with Cesar, below. Enjoy!
Tell us a little about yourself... I love communication as a whole. Writing is part of it.
When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I always liked to write but I never thought of becoming an author until I realized that I could leave a legacy through writing.
Can you share your journey to becoming a published author? Two of my books (Motivational/Inspirational) were published -in Spanish- 15 years ago. Later on, I wrote 26 stories for children -in English- and I made the decision to become a self-published author and take my chances with the public.
What do you find to be the biggest challenge, as an author? Discipline turned out to be my biggest challenge at first.
What do you find most rewarding, as an author? The opportunity to send out a message that will outlast my own life.
Share with us a daily habit of yours, that helps you reach your goals. I try to stay focused on my goals even though it sometimes becomes more difficult than expected.
What is one piece of advice you would share with an aspiring author? Let yourself go and write; when you are done writing, look for an experienced editor who may give additional value to your book in terms of style and/or grammar suggestions.
Finish these sentences:
I am most grateful for... friends and family.
If I could give my 18-year-old self one piece of advice it would be... be yourself.
My favorite thing about being a writer is... the certainty of leaving a legacy.
My least favorite thing about being a writer is... the marketing effort.
My goals for the future are... to witness my books touch other people's lives in a positive way and to see my books succeed before I die.
I love living a creative life because... it makes me look for personal growth.
The last book I read was... The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
My favorite book, ever, is... The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino.
Outside of writing, my favorite hobby is... sports, especially soccer and baseball.
The most important thing to do if you want to achieve your goals is... to never give up.
Tell us about your books (genre, where we can find them, etc.) I have written 26 stories for children. Actually, The Magical Cloud is a sort of collection that includes all of them. It is being sold on Amazon, Lulu, and other websites.
Where can readers find you (i.e. website, social media, etc.)? Linkedin.
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