Interview with Robert Uttaro
Tell us about your latest book. To the Survivors is a deeply-moving book about my journey as a rape crisis counselor with true stories of sexual violence shared by survivors. The survivors are diverse in age, gender, and ethnicity, yet each gives a similarly raw and heartfelt account of his or her victimization and recovery. The authenticity and vulnerability with which survivors speak resonates profoundly. Messages within To the Survivors are very hopeful -- to the pleasant surprise of many readers -- and I am humbled to find it continues to positively affect people’s hearts and minds.
What formats is the book available in? To the Survivors is available in Paperback, mobi (Kindle), epub, PDF, rtf, lrf, pdp, and txt.
What advice do you have for other writers? Write, write, and write some more. It is imperative to not be nervous, to not fear anything, and to fight through whatever blockage one may have. Write from your heart. Believe in yourself and your abilities, and don't stop writing if you have the desire to write.
What's the best thing about being a writer? For me, the best thing about being a writer is the ability to meaningfully connect with other people and impact their lives in a positive way.
Where can people find out more about you and your writing? People can go to my website at www.robertuttaro.com or check out To the Survivors and read the reviews at amazon.com.
Why do you think readers are going to enjoy your book? I believe people will continue to enjoy To the Survivors because it is hopeful, compassionate, inspirational, and deals with life issues that affect us all.
How long did it take you to write your book? It took me just under three years to complete.
Where can a reader purchase your book? Readers can purchase To the Survivors at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and other online retailers.
Who inspires you? Jesus.
Who or what inspired you to become a writer? I did not consider myself a writer and never once tried to write a book until one experience changed my life. This experience was a dream I had. I woke up from this dream and said, “I have to write a book”. I interpreted this dream as a vision from God. I prayed to God, moved from the bed to the computer, opened up Microsoft Word, and continued to pray. This is how the book To the Survivors began.