Interview with Debie Esmeraldo

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I never really dream of being a writer. I wanted to be a singer or actor. I write lyrics that I had created out of nowhere every night before I hit the bed. But I was able to construct short stories from my mind, even I was young. Music also was part of my stories, every music I listen to I can make a story out of it. There came my novel. When I had started the main idea of my story out of song I had been listening one night I decided why not makes a novel out of it. This was my very first novel and I was happy that I had it published.

What genre do you write and why?
I write fictional fantasy romance, actually it’s a love story not romance because it has a milder storyline than romance novels out in the market. Why fictional fantasy romance? Fiction because my imagination was very wide and unpredictable, thoughts came popping out of my head. Fantasy, because I love characters out of fairytales and superstitious beliefs. I think their unique. Romance, I love a happy ending and I believe no one can live without love. Even it’s love for oneself, love for others or love for the common good. I also wanted to write adult fiction someday.

Tell us about your latest book.
The Angel Series: Fallen is about an angel who was punished for breaking the rules of the Heaven. She has to live with the humans but there she learns all the things humans do. She is known as Penelope Reef, an average girl with dreams of being on Broadway. Then she met the rich, wealthy Swaiz brothers, Drew and Xander. She falls for both but was really in love with Drew. But Xander made her situation confusing. Which makes it more complicated was the return of her ex-boyfriend, Jeremy. Aside from the love life she has. She’s also being haunted by dreams. This came to a decision that she better find the answers in her hometown. In the end she has to make a decision that will change one of her lives.
The inspiration I have for this book is a song of 98° entitled Heaven’s Missing Angel. My original inspiration for the Drew was Zac Efron because I had a crush on him during the HSM days. And Xander is after Damon Salvatore of the TV Series.

What marketing methods are you using to promote your book? 
This is my first virtual book tour, and I have made a press release on a website. I also had a fan page started for this book. I also started spreading the word with my relatives and friends.

What formats is the book available in?
It is only available in Paperback.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Reading novels. I am really fond of reading; actually I can finish a book more than a hundred pages in one day. I have read all the twilight books in two weeks. I also do my Hunger games trilogy reading for a week. It’s like my comfort zone. I never really feel happier than finishing a good book to read.

Who are your favorite authors?
I adore Nicholas Sparks, he is a great romance novelist. He makes tragedy and love story a better pair than anybody else. He makes Romeo and Juliet’s tragic love story relive over and over again. I also love L.J Smith, and his supernatural novels like The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle.

What advice do you have for other writers?
Each idea is unique after the others. So if you have a great story to tell why not share it to others? And never stop doing what you want, even if others said that you can’t. Write, write and write.

What's your favorite quote about writing/for writers?
The novel is an event in consciousness. Our aim isn't to copy actuality, but to modify and recreate our sense of it. The novelist is inviting the reader to watch a performance in his own brain.-George Buchanan

Writing is a cop-out. An excuse to live perpetually in fantasy land, where you can create, direct and watch the products of your own head. Very selfish.-Monica Dickens

What's the best thing about being a writer?
Making my own world revolve. I can make up characters after the personality and traits I want them to be. I can tell what will happen and whom they’ll be with. I can put up my own world out of imagination, which I enjoy most.

Where can people find out more about you and your writing?
My book has a fan page. The Angel Series: Fallen. I also have a twitter account where you can follow me. I’m also deciding about putting up a website or blog but I never even started one yet.

Anything else you'd like to add?
My novel is out in now, you can get your copies there and if you have one tell me, I'd love to hear it. And I want to say Thank you. 


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