What is your book’s genre or category?
It’s a book that’s hard to classify in one category because it’s full of suspense, it’s a little bit of a thriller and it also talks about love. It takes you through a different country and culture. It’s complicated to choose just one category, but I think that suspense would fit.
Can you describe the story in one or two sentences for our readers?
The story is about a young girl, Marion. She lives with a family who carries a dark secret that she will discover and this will put her in danger. She also will have a great, mysterious love and because of it, she will suffer profoundly. To forget all her suffering she goes to India where she will discover magnificent people.
Tell us the story behind story. What influenced you to write it and how long did it take you?
I wrote this book during two years. I don’t really know how the story was born. It was a particular moment in my life when I was dreaming about one day having a little girl. If you read the book, you will understand it. I’m someone who worries about the planet, the suffering of poor and oppressed peoples, especially women and children. I had to write about it and in this case, the county was India.
Is there a part of you in any of the characters?
I think there is a part of me in all the feminine characters. There are the feelings I’ve felt and the experiences I’ve had. But of course, if I had to identify with one character in this book, it would be Marion for her strength and sensibility.
Do you have more books planned?
Yes, I’m writing the second book and I already have the idea for the third.
Do you have a favorite book or type of art that inspires you?
Yes, my favorites books are The Island and The Thread by Victoria Hislop. I love how she can transmit emotions with a simple writing. She’s very talented.
When did you decide to become a writer?
When I was 8 years old I wrote a poem in class. My teacher read it, liked it and encouraged me to continue. From that day I have never stopped writing.
How do you find the time to write?
It’s very, very difficult but I try to write in every free moment that I have. Sometimes when I’m very inspired and determined, I puts aside certain things to have more time.
How can readers find you online?
Excerpt from Dark Secrets Of The Past
John turned his back on his daughter, as he did too often, and went to stretch out, as expected, on the living room couch.
“Dad, I want to go to a party in town on Saturday night and…”
John stood up furiously and glared threatenly straight into Marion’s eyes.
“Out of the question, got it?”
“But Dad, I’ll be eighteen years old soon, I’m not a child anymore, and I need to experience what everyone does at my age.”
“Oh yeah? Because all the other girls go to parties likes whores, you think that’s what you should do, too?”
Helen had gotten up. Of course, she could not sleep. Worried about her daughter, she stood quietly against the living room door.
“How can you call me a slut? You don’t have any confidence in your own daughter, and you know why? Because, all these years, you have chosen to get drunk and forget that I even exist, you don’t even know me!”
John, exploding with anger at Marion, who had hot tears streaming down her face, suddenly slapped her with such force that she immediately fell to the ground.
Marion, shocked, did not get up, holding her head between her hands. She did not understand what was happening. If there was one thing she could not do, it was to blame him for hitting her.
Suddenly, John’s eyes were not empty and instead were filled with hatred and rage. His eyes glimmered with power, his hand over Marion was trembling, ready to strike again if it had not been for Helen, who had rushed over to stop him.
How dare she challenge him? She had never contradicted him, she owed him so much. John foamed with rage and had forgotten Marion. But this little, insignificant woman was going to pay him back for all those years of torment and silence.
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