Good morning fellow bookworms!
Today, it gives me great pleasure to be interviewing fellow author, Pablo Palazuelo .
Without further ado, I give you Pablo.
So Pablo, could you please answer a few questions for us?
1) Firstly, what led you to pursue a career in writing?
Basically, I wanted to tell a story that was different from the topics I found over and over again in everything I read. I took all the time I felt I needed with my novel Never Too Late to Die to make it an original thriller, which rose to No. 1 without any marketing at all.
That’s very impressive.
2) Do you specialize in one particular genre, or multiple?
I can’t honestly say because, so far, I’ve only published one novel, the thriller Never Too Late to Die. I do have to admit that the book I’m writing now is also a thriller. But I can assure you it will be very different than anything you’ve read to date.
3) Who are your literary heroes/heroines?
So many come to mind, from classics like Sherlock Holmes to contemporaries like Jack Reacher. Well, that’s in terms of male heroes. For heroines, I’d say Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Juno from the movie by the same name, and Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs.
I have to admit that I’m a Hannibal book lover myself.
4) Tell me, which book has influenced you most in your life so far? Why do you feel this is?
I think it would be one from when I was quite young, a story that was truly responsible for my passion for books: The Lord of the Rings.
5) Have you always loved literature?
Not when I was little. Or not really. Back then, I loved comics. I still love them, actually. But in time that passion led me to dive into books.
6) If you could ‘ship’ (pair two fictional characters together romantically) two characters, who would they be?
What a great question. Well, if I were to pair two fictional characters, I might try to do so in a humorous way. I’d put William of Baskerville, from The Name of the Rose, with Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita.