Featured Interview With Jonathan Faia
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised in Fullerton, California about 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles. I still live in Southern California today.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I became fascinated at a real early age with books. I was reading books like, The Outsiders and To Kill A Mockingbird at around 10 years old. I love visiting the public library as a child and it just seemed so peaceful in there it was hard not to be wrapped up in books.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love Beat Poetry. I’m a big fan of Kerouac, Ginsberg and lately a lot of Bukowski. I’m inspired by the raw emotion found in those authors. They took real experiences and put them to paper. They lived every word they wrote.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book, Love Letters From Barstow explores all aspects of love while reminding others of the hope and resilience needed to navigate through complicated relationships and the pain of heartache. Shared in the spirit and rhythm of the Beat Generation, these poems delve into the emotions and failures that follow a man as he examines his depths amid an internal struggle to balance his sanity with his conscience while battling the sanity in life.
Figuratively illustrated by the long, lonely road from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Love Letters from Barstow shares empowering poems that reflect on love, heartbreak, and one man’s limitations.
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