Today my guest is Carmen Stefanescu, please join me in welcoming her to the blog and learning a little more about this author.
1) Tell me your name
2) Where do you live?
Romania, better known as Dracula’s country, in Eastern Europe.
3)When did you start writing?
I started writing short satirical poems as a student. Then short stories. All were in my native tongue Romanian, as I am not a native English speaker. I lived all my life in Romania, known to many as Dracula’s country. After the fall of dictatorship in 1989, things changed a bit and the access to the Internet and the opening to the world helped me start publishing. Poems in English, first. Some of them were selected for a collection of contemporary English poems, Muse Whispers, and were published in 2001 and 2002. Now novels.
4)What type of books do you like writing the most?
Paranormal. I am fond of ghosts, reincarnation, past lives and karmic retribution. Not vampires even if I live in Dracula’s country. I believe that our soul is immortal. Should it be my fear of the eternity of nothingness? May be! I can’t really say.
5)Pass on 3 tips about writing or publishing.
1-Keep your writing clear and coherent, and avoid pretentious or overly formal language.
2-Ask someone else to read your writing and critique it.
3- Select the strongest nouns and verbs before you select adjectives and adverbs.
And above all: Read! Write! Read and write!
6)What was the last book that you read? How would you rate it?
The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin. 5 stars.
7)Now choose just one of your books and add a link to it.
Shadows of the Past.
Thank you for hosting my interview!
If you don’t know already, I’m taking part in the A to Z Challenge which starts on Monday (apologies to everyone who already know!) Please drop by and read my posts as I blog about books for 26 days in April using the alphabet.
I love these interviews. Carmen, your third suggestion was one I’ve not heard before, something I will consider in the future. Interesting advice. Good luck with your book!
Can’t wait for the A to Z challenge!
I love this author and her book, Shadows of the Past. Thank you for featuring her.
And, thank you Carmen for the shout out on reading my book.
Thank you Donna! I also learned a lot of things along the road to publication and still do. Thank you for your wishes!
And thank you Paulette. The praise coming from you is a real pleasure and treat for me!
Carmen! You truly do have an amazing book! Great interview Rosie!
Thanks, guest authors will be back in May after the April Challenge. A BIG thanks to everyone for your comments.
Thank you Ionia!
I appreciate your reading and promoting Shadows of the Past!
And a big hug to my gracious host, Rosie Amber, for having me here, today!