Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve got a double life. Some days I write about spirituality and some days I make my imaginary characters suffer while facing epic battles between good and evil.
I love reading. Specially fantasy and science fiction, my favorites genres. On the other hand, since childhood I’ve had a computer in my hands, those wonderful years of Spectrum, becoming a Software Engineer. Thus, I’ve seen how those devices have changed the world for better or worst. And this has led me to have a great interest on spirituality, starting Religious Science studies and reading all kind of books about theology.
My passion for reading and my spiritual search made me begin to write, both supernatural thriller and science fiction novels as well as more than forty religious articles and a series of books about the Rosary. Everything with a common denominator: a positive view of life and a exploration of the truth.
I’ve written eight books: five nonfiction and three fiction. Apart from writing, I practice Choy Lee Fut kung fu and I like playing chess.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My last book is “Transfer Complete”, the first one of a science fiction cyberpunk serial novel. It was inspired by both being a software engineer (artificial intelligence has always been one of my main interests in the computing world) and, at the same time, seen how we’re becoming more and more dependent on technology. From this element mixture an idea appeared in my mind, the beginning of a history which had to be developed without any limit, that’s why I wrote it as a serial novel, so that I could explore that new world that was arising in a free way.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t know if it’s an unusual habit, I think it’s more a necessity. I wrote at night, when my wife and my children have already gone to sleep. The night is mine! 🙂
What authors, or books have influenced you?
For my supernatural thriller books (“Llorando sangre” and “Apocalipsis: el día del Señor”) Michael D. O´Brien has been the biggest influence. I like the way he imbues the text with spirituality.
Brent Weeks and Brandon Sanderson have also been great influences for me. I totally agree with their positive point of view inside life realism.
In relation to science fiction it’s compulsory to mention Isaac Asimov, Orson Scott Card and William Gibson, specially due to “Neuromancer”. I’ve learned so much from them all.
What are you working on now?
Now I’m working on the second book of “Memories of Twilight”, in a series of urban fantasy books and in the fourth and last volume of my series about the Rosary.
And also, in promoting “Transfer Complete”, of course.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don’t know which one is the best, but I think the most important for authors is gaining visibility for both their books and themselves.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read a lot, learning from other authors techniques. Write a lot and well. Finish your book. And be very patient.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write every day, even though it may be just a little.
What are you reading now?
I’ve just finished “Small favor”, by Jim Butcher, and now I’m reading “Altered Carbon”, by Richard Morgan.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Going on with “Memories of Twilight” and with the fantasy series I’m thinking about. I’ve had already written a martial art novel waiting for being published. Maybe in 2019.
What is your favorite book of all time?