Today we sit down for a chat with debut romance and suspense author Odalys Munoz. Learn more about her and her books at her website.
When did you realize you wanted to write novels?
People have always told me that I should, but I never actually considered it until last year when my family came into financial trouble.
How long did it take you to realize your dream of publication?
When I started writing Once Upon a Time, is when I realized that writing could help me on a personal level, as well as hopefully financially.
Are you traditionally published, indie published, or a hybrid author?
I am independently published.
Where do you write?
At home on my computer whenever I have the chance.
Is silence golden, or do you need music to write by? What kind?
I concentrate better in silence and in my own head.
How much of your plots and characters are drawn from real life? From your life in particular?
The first book has very little about my real life. In my upcoming book, however, the main female character is very much like me physically and personality wise.
Describe your process for naming your character?
Since I do come from an Hispanic family, I try to stick with Spanish names as much as possible.
Real settings or fictional towns?
I tried to keep the settings as fictional as possible.
What’s your quirkiest quirk?
Probably to like being by myself than with people.
Everyone at some point wishes for a do-over. What’s yours?
Probably 8th grade when I made a mistake with a boy I really liked, and I never heard from again.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Being lied to by the people I’m closest to.
You’re stranded on a deserted island. What are your three must-haves?
Computer, phone, and milk.
What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
Running Wild, by Linda Howard and Linda Jones.
Ocean or mountains?
Mountains because I can’t swim.
City girl/guy or country girl/guy?
What’s on the horizon for you?
I’m in the process of finishing my next book, which should hopefully be out soon. Other than that, we’ll see where life and God take me.
Anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself and/or your books?
I’m an open book. Feel free to contact me through my Facebook, or my website to ask me any questions that you may have, or if you simply need someone to talk to. I believe that anything is possible with the help of God.
Once Upon a Time
The story involves a young prince who falls in love with a wonderful woman that he wishes to marry, but his powerful father has her secretly killed and tries to have the girl's family killed off as well. The son vows revenge and justice and he sets off to bring an end to the people who took his true love from him. This tragic yet captivating story is one of love, romance, suspense, and thriller. Will he ever get the justice that he wants for his lost flame, or will he ever love again?