Saturday, September 28, 2013

Author Interview: Andrea Barbosa: Biggest Source Of Inspiration Is Life Itself

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Andrea Barbosa is a Brazilian versatile writer who speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Her first novel Massive Black Hole in English language was released around May this year in literature and fiction genre. Andrea is living in the United States for over 20 years. She did her Bachelors in Tourism and is tremendously influenced by Brazilian authors Paulo Coelho, Fernando Sabino, Joyce Carol Oates, Erica Jong etc. This was her longtime dream to become an established writer that got realized this year. 

Welcome Andrea Barbosa and a big thanks for accepting the invitation!

Please share some of the best memories of your childhood

I had a great childhood, especially going to the beach during summer with my family, and spending hours writing and creating novels and make-believe magazines!

About your education

I hold a B.A. in Tourism Management from a Brazilian University, and a HR certification.

What career did you plan during your education days

Although I always wanted to be a writer, I loved to work with travel related business so I got into that area of studying.

What is your biggest source of inspiration in life

Life itself!

What hurts you most in this world

To see children suffering and starving. It's unacceptable that there's so much abundance in the world and there's still people with no food.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced? Were you able to overcome it? How?

Moving to another country and adapting to a different environment was a big challenge, and not taking insults or discrimination to a personal level was my way of overcoming it.

If you had to live a day of your life as one of the living or dead personality, who would it be and why?

Mother Theresa, to experience her profound love of God, sainthood and immense devotion to human beings.

What is your favorite genre and why?

I have an eclectic taste, and not a specific favorite. Action, adventure, fiction, poetry, supernatural, it depends on the mood.

What is the purpose of your writing?

I love to create characters and develop their internal conflicts, to inspire deep thinking.

Which of your work published so far?

My novel Massive Black Hole, and I have several articles published on Yahoo contributor sites.

What are your forthcoming writings?

Another novel, maybe a poetry collection and a book of short stories.

What are your future plans?

Write more, enjoy, have fun, and help feed the world.

What four top most things you take care of while writing a book?

The characters, the plot, the grammar and the editing.

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