Author Bio:

I was born on March 26 in Latin America hence my first language is Spanish. I have lived in many cities around the globe with my parents and younger brother, Carlos. I moved to the state of Texas, United States when I was 14 years of age and grew up to love the English language when I took my first grammar class in high school.
I am a very active person – always finding new things to learn and do. I decided to obtained a BA in Marketing at the University of Texas Pan American because I think marketing is a background that everyone should have in any career path. In my free time, I love swimming, watch movies, and enjoy a really good fantasy book.
*Have you always wanted to be a writer? Why?

I guess in a way, I always wanted to. When I was in 9th grade, I remember my mom saying that she was going to write a book of our lives – she never did. But, I though to myself, I want to write a book too. And, went into my room and grabbed a piece of paper. I wrote an intro, a plot, and an ending in one single page. I was done, I had written a whole book. I don’t know what happened to that paper. But, As uneducated as I was about the literacy world I started to read lots of books and began my career in writing when I was a freshmen at the University.

*When your writing where do you draw inspiration from?

I get inspiration from nature, natural catastrophes, water and self experiences. Sometimes unexpected things happened and I get and idea of what I want to write next.

*What interested you to write the genre you write? (Please mention your genre by name once)

I enjoy reading YA-Fantasy & Science Fiction novels. I read to forget about the responsibilities of my everyday life. This books transports me into new worlds where all the worries are gone; where troubles are fixed in a blink of an eye and everyone ends up always happy. This enthusiasm helps me be happy every day and I want other people to be as happy with my writing in this genre as it makes me.

*What else have you written?

I have written children’s books. I think they are as important as any adult and need to have their own kind of fun by reading something that will makes them feel special.

*What is your method for getting around writers block?

My method is to forget about the book. Forget about all the writing, the characters, the plot, everything. Do not think about the story in anything circumstances for several days, weeks even. I go to the movies, swim, hang out with friends and much more. Then, when I least expected and idea comes to mind and I start writing with ease again.

*Do you have any advice or words of wisdom for aspiring writers?

All that I can say is that if you really want to be a writer, keep writing regardless the outcome. To be successful, you have to first fail many times – that is the only way we learn what needs to be improve. Many people can get discourage when reading overnight successes of other authors. But, I can assure you that behind their success is a history of failures that have made them work even harder to create a well written, polish “overnight success” manuscript.
Follow Andrea Carrera:

Twitter: @andreaPcarrera

*What is your newest release? Is there anything you would like to say about it to your readers?

My newest release is the book entitled “Mia & the ABC’s Zoo.” It is a children’s book for the ages 0-7 that I think most parents will find educational to their kids, either a boy or a girl. I am also in the process of finishing a YA novel that I hope will be publish soon.