Victoria lives near Sacramento, California where she writes for her blog and her college newspaper. She has published her first chapbook, Chocolate Mint Nite Drives, and has been a part of a charity anthology called ‘LIMITLESS.’ She enjoys spending time with her fiancé and friends and likes to travel.
What inspires you to write?
Small events that happen around me or to me. I write stories with minimal action taking place because I tend to focus on the emotions taking place.
Tell us about your writing process.
When I think of a good idea whether I’m at work or school, I have to write it down or save it in my notes. So when I sit down in front of my laptop I go back to the idea and begin typing. I’m really forgetful which sucks when it comes to writing.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to characters like we’re sitting at a table going through some tough shit. I listen carefully as all of my characters have seen shit.
Who are your favorite authors?
Larry Fondation, Joe Donahue, McCarthy, Vonnegut, Rowling, and Antonia Allawalla.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
When I figured out that I’d like to publish my little chapbook, I sent the manuscript to several publishers and many of them rejected it until one of them did want it. It’s hard getting a publisher especially if you don’t have a simple structured story. I’ve sold some books with this publishing group but I decided to make my book self-published. That way able to expand the book wherever even though I’m not persistent with book promotion.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It sounds counterintuitive to say, but I hope print publishing kind of diminishes a bit. I worry about trees. Ebooks are popping and it’s honestly an easier method to get published online.
What genres do you write?
Poetry, Flash Fiction
What formats are your books in?
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