Featured Interview With L.M. Bracklow
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
My name is Luana and I’m a twenty-six-year-old Peruvian author. I was raised in Lima and that is where I currently live. I’ve lived here my entire life, actually. I’m a big fan of horror movies and true crime. And yes, I do have pets! A blue Staffy named Aquiles, and a German shepherd named Apollo. My family and I are dog lovers. There’s nothing I enjoy more than reading a book in bed with Aquiles lying beside me.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember! When I was in high school, they made us read around twelve books a year and I really enjoyed it. I think that was what made me fall in love with reading. However, I didn’t start writing until I was twenty-two. I had no idea I wanted to be a writer until then. I was watching a YouTube video about the universe and an idea for a book popped into my head. My writing journey began then. I did write that first book, but I never published it. A year later, I came up with the idea for The Islands of Iros. And here I am now.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I’m a huge middle-grade fan so I have to say Rick Riordan, Shannon Messenger, Jessica Townsend, B.B Alston. I also really like Stephen King, Donna Tart, Leigh Bardugo, Madeline Miller and Alexandra Bracken!
My favorite genre to read is Fantasy, fantasy, fantasy! I read romance occasionally, but fantasy books have my heart. Psychological thrillers are great as well. I love plot twists and the unexpected!
I wouldn’t say I’m inspired by one person in particular, but by good writing in general. Reading a book with great writing makes me want to improve my own skills, to better myself as a writer.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
I really enjoy watching anime so my biggest inspirations for The Islands of Iros were One Piece, Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen. TIOI is a fun, middle-grade adventure filled with pirates, magic, friendship, sirens, and lots of sword fighting! I’m currently working on the second book in the series. There’s a lot more to come!
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