Interview with Daisy Rodriguez
Author of The Prince Within
Where are you from originally and where do you reside now?
I am originally from Chicago Illinois and now I reside in the Beautiful state of North Carolina in a small town Called Reidsville.
If you currently reside somewhere besides where you were born, what’s the story that lead from there to here?
It’s a funny story I actually moved from Chicago to Kissimmee Florida when I was twenty years old. I actually meet and married my husband there. We moved from Kissimmee Florida to Reidsville North Carolina about five years ago. It was hard to live in Florida the cost of living was high and wages where not covering it. Since we moved to North Carolina it’s been great. It was the best decision we have ever made besides or four kids.
What made you decide to write and publish your first book?
I have been writing since I was 11years old. I loved going into my own little fantasy world. I could be anyone I wanted and be anywhere I dreamed of. I always told my Family I was going to be an author, last year I decided to stop being afraid of other people’s criticism and instead embrace them. Not everyone is going to like what you wrote but some will.
How would you describe your books to first time readers?
I would describe my book as excitement and adventurous with a twist.
Who do you feel is most likely to connect with the topics you write about?
I think young adults and Fantasy/Horror lovers ❤️💕
What unexpected or surprising thing did you learn during the process of writing and publishing?
It is not as easy as it sounds. There is a lot of work that goes into writing a good book. The publishing part as well, there is a lot of proof reading that goes into it and approvals. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
If you could, what advice would you give to past self yourself before embarking on this journey?
I would tell my self to stop being afraid and just enjoy the ride because one day everyone will hopefully be going into your world.
How many people would you ideally like to reach with your books?
If I could everyone, I think life itself is hard enough why not escape into another world with excitement and adventure.
What has been the biggest challenge and frustration during the process to date?
The biggest challenge is that I work from 8:30 til 5pm everyday. I get home to my beautiful family and have to be a mom and wife, by the time I get to do anything with my writing it late and I’m exhausted. There isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done.
What’s your biggest strengths when it comes to book a) writing, b) publishing and c) marketing?
I’m not sure why but this is always the hardest question to answer. My biggest strength is that I place myself in my story, I feel like I’m there and this helps me feel confident when selling my book and speaking of my book.
What’s your biggest weakness when it comes to book a) writing, b) publishing and c) marketing?
My biggest weakness is that I am not consistent in my writing, I don’t sit down and write everyday sometimes it takes me two days before I write. I’m a little bashful when it comes to putting myself out there o don’t want to make people feel that I’m pushy.
When do you think you will you write your next book?
I am actually working on book two right now, I am on chapter nine and counting. I hope to have it finished by November and start the publishing process.
Are you self published or did you use a hybrid publisher, or a traditional publisher?
I used a traditional Publisher, Dorrance Publishing they are awesome to work with. They took me step by step and I was involved in every step. It was a great experience.
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