Rosa Deledda, Children's Author, Zándia the secret city
Rosa Deledda is a professional translator and freelance writer; she has always been surrounded by books, born in Germany, of an Italian father and Spanish mother, travelled a lot, which allowed her to meet people of different cultures and beliefs, and subsequently inspired her to write most of her stories.
KPB: When did you decide to become a writer?
Rosa: When I was a kid, my mum used to show me books of a famous writer related to our family, I used to look at them and say; One day, you will put my books on this shelf.
KPB: What brought you to write this book?
Rosa: I write books because I discovered from early age that writing makes me feel happy and I can give happy moments to others. I write to live my stories and make them come true.
KPB: What interesting facts did you learn when writing your last book?
Rosa: I learned to enjoy the smallest things in life, like thoughts, feelings and emotions. I learned how to express myself without rules.
KPB: What are you trying to achieve with it?
Rosa: Make children believe in themselves and see the beauty of this world. I would love to be able to connect the inner child of the adults who read my books.
KPB: Where do your ideas come from?
Rosa: Dreams, wishes, my soul and experience of life.
KPB: What’s next for you? What are you working on now?
Rosa: I am now writing the second book of Ojos Grandes & el Señor de mis Sueños, (Big Eyes & the Lord of my Dreams), which is the first book of the following series that are yet to come.
KPB: Do you have any advice for authors on how to market their books?
Rosa: I am sorry I cannot give any advice. My first book was published and marketed by the Editorial of the government. I usually take all of my books to the schools in Spain where I make presentations of them, but the foreign languages have not been marketed yet.
KPB: What do you do to get book reviews?
Rosa: This is very difficult for me because Amazon does not deliver much to the Canary Islands, so my readers buy the books at the libraries instead of amazon.
KPB: Any last thoughts for our Kid’s Paperback Book readers?
Rosa: Enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.
KPB: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
Rosa: I have a website for children in Spanish. http://www.ojosgrandes.com
Thank you so much Rosa for taking the time to share your book! Her Books can be found on Amazon.
I loved what you said about enjoying reading as well as writing. I had to remind myself of that last year. Although I am grateful for the opportunity to read the books and excerpts of books written by my students. That helps me get a little extra reading in!
Good to meet you, Rosa!
Author and Book Coach
Thanks to you Judith!
This is great Rosa. I know that as a voracious reader everything I read fiction or non I get something out of it that touches my soul. Writing to bring that inner knowledge to children is a wonderful thing to do. Congratulations on doing what you do.
Your books are amazing and very special for those who want their children to know their inner power .
Well done and I highly recommend them . All the best .