I received some questions about my books and career. To answer the questions, I´ve combined the most common and then answered them.
1- Where did you pick the names of your characters?
I use baby name´s sites to find the best names that fit the story. When I want something more specific, I look for their meanings.
2- Do you have a favorite character when you´re writing a book?
I love all my characters; I created them. Sometimes I cry when they don´t have a happy ending, but I must keep the main idea. Answering your question, yes, I do have a favorite character.
3- Did you have to do a lot of research to write Dragon´s Quest? Where did you find all the information you need to create the Dragon Princes´ Series?
Yes, I did. It was very funny and I enjoyed doing the research. I learned a lot about dragons and Chinese mythology. I always admired Chinese culture and movies and after writing the Dragon Princes´ Series I´m more in love with Chinese legends. I don´t know what I´d do without the internet. LOL. It´s an endless source of information, you just need the patience to find what you want and check if the information is right.
4- Have you visited the places you mention in your books?
I haven´t but I intend to do it someday. I wish I could visit the places and take pictures while writing the book. It would be incredible and would improve the story.
5- Why did you choose dragons?
Dragons are powerful and enigmatic creatures; they can be good or evil. When I had the idea, I thought that I could explore this mythical creature in a different way. I could explore Chinese´s culture and show how a dragon is so important to that people. There are many types of dragon´s, click here to know about them a little more.
6- Will you publish Dragon´s Quest in China?
This is my intention. For now, I´ve promoted the book and worked on book #2 and #3. I also have other projects in progress as the Fantasy Fiction Scavenger Hunt.
7- Who is your favorite character in Dragon´s Quest? Liu, Wei or Kate?
I choose Kate. I love all of them but I couldn´t choose between Liu and Wei. Their relationship is too complicated and sometimes I approve and disapprove their behavior. They have to evolve and show who they really are—it will happen in the following books.
8- Will you publish other books this year?
Yes, I will. I intend to publish other two books. Sign up for my newsletter or follow my social media to know what comes next.
9- Do you have some ritual to write your books?
No, I don´t. I like to write in the morning because I think the ideas flow better in the early hours and I don´t have so many things in my mind. I try to have a balanced life, do exercises every day, eat healthy food and have good moments with my family and friends. It helps me keep a healthy and productive mind and body.
10- How do you create your characters? How do you choose the places and creates the environment?
I usually have the main idea in my mind; after that, I develop it. I look for places that best fit the plot—or create a fictional place if the case. I imagine the character´s personality according to the environment and his or her role in the story. I learn about the characters as I write, sometimes I need to change some things or add some information.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed this Q&A. I´ll try to answer the questions as they arrive. Keep in touch, soon there will be news.
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