Exclusive Interview with

Alexi Ferreira

BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

When did you start writing?

I started writing in early 2016, I'm an avid reader and at the time wondered why not try it myself and have the endings and story the way I wanted it. Now four years later I have two series that are on Amazon.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

What makes writing your passion?

The feedback I get from my readers inspires me to write more. Knowing that for a short moment in time I am taking them away from reality into a world of my making drives my passion to write.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

How long have you been writing?

Writing my books, just over four years but the passion for writing started when I was still in school.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

What was the feeling when you published your first book?

An unexplained feeling of accomplishment and excitment, that something I wrote was out there for people to read.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

I build my characters based on the type of story I'm writing. I place myself in those circumstances and what I would do if it was me.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

The constant marketing.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

How do you get over the “writer’s block”?

So far I haven't had writer's block, and hopefully I never come to know what it's like.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?

As I said previously the support of my readers, their reviews, their comments on social media ignites my constant drive to continue. My advice is, don't force it, let it come naturally.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?

That I should have started writing sooner.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?

I try to better myself with whatever reviews I receive. I see those as a means to find gaps in my writing.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

What is the feeling when you get a good review?

I love it. It's a feeling of accomplishing something that others appreciate.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?

No, all my books are 100% fictional.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?

I haven't based any characters on myself, I'm sure their are traits about myself that might filter through but not purposefully.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?

Yes, I love the whole concept of the work that goes into the covers. I believe that the cover is an important factor to selling a book.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?

I get alot of messages and emails from my readers and I love connecting with them.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?

To be honest I feel awkward.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

Who is your favorite author? Why?

My favourite author I would say is Diana Gabaldon, I love the way she brings a book to life.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?

I'm happy being where I am, but my dream would be to make a TV series out of my Elemental's MC series.

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?

-

Alexi Ferreira
BooksShelf-Interview-Icon.png

If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?

I'm happy being myself.