Sonia Lozada Author Bio:
Sonia Iris Lozada is a poet and performer fascinated with perceptions of time, history, dreams, psychology, and the metaphysical. Her #1 bestselling publications include Inspire Me: Raw (2017), Follow Akashic Dreaming through Time (2019), and Inspire Me: Perception (2019). Her upcoming book is entitled “Inspire Me: In Time of Need” the third in the “Inspire Me series”. Poetry has always been Sonia’s way of explaining the bi-cultural world around her.
As an actor for both stage and screen, she has appeared in films such as Out of the Wild and Expired among others.
Her podcast, “Poetic Resurrection” (Exploring Perceptions) launched in February 2021 with great acceptance and is in season 2 discussing the soul. We discuss the soul of writing, being, and connection.
Her book Follow: Akashic Dreaming Through Time is currently being adapted for film.
What inspires you to write?
People, emotions, and life. I'm fascinated by thoughts, actions, and the unknown. Learning acceptance through stories and poetry is inspiring for the reader and for me, as an author, I reach new depths in perceptions of the world and self and I'm motived to write and podcast about it.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm a meditator and a meditation teacher on Insight Timer. My stories and ideas come from dreams and meditation. I usually get a visual concept and make a note of it. I later research the idea and write my poetry or short story reflecting these themes.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Being a poet there's a reality in everything I write, yet my stories are fiction and I work in a surreal atmosphere. As an actor, I do create the life of the character and do speak their parts out loud. How would this character act or are they different enough from each other to be relatable yet different.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have many authors that I read. It usually depends on the mood I'm in. I refer to many classic authors, mindfulness, psychology books, etc. I usually read reference books as I'm looking for knowledge when I read.
What genres do you write?
Poetry and short stories
How did you choose the genre(s) you write?
The genres choose me. I've been writing poetry and short stories since I was a child. I loved escaping to a land of "what if". Short-form appeals to me. I'll do a poem by creating one line and if I see an entire story then it'll become a short story.
What three things are on your writing desk at any given moment?
Pen, paper, and a keyboard. I like to write my ideas down in longhand.
What hobbies do you have when you need a break from writing?
Decorating and design. I studied fashion and interior design out of high school and even though I don't want a career in it, I do love organizing and decorating my home.
What formats are your books in?
All information is provided by the author and is presented as it was submitted so you the reader get to hear the author’s own “voice” in their interview.