Featured Interview With Nancy Viera
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born in California and I was raised in Chihuahua, Mexico for half of my childhood. My family relocated to Denver, Colorado when I was eleven years old and I have lived in Denver since. I am a parent to a dynamic son and an energetic blue heeler dog.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I was about eight years old when I found a book in my grandparents house and immediately loved the escape it brought me from reality. I’d visit the town library often looking for new books. My love for writing began when I wrote a few poems inspired by a boy. Later my love for writing would show up differently and eventually evolved to the story telling methods I use every day.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My favorite genre to read is fiction and magical realism. I love time traveling through stories told by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende. I love the story telling and representation Kali Fajardo-Anstine weaves in her short stories. I enjoy getting to know the many different characters from the many novels by Taylor Jenkins Reid. And, I also enjoy solving dark mystery crimes with Gillian Flynn.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Silhouette is a collection of poetry that takes you on a self-love journey. I embody many people in the poems and some of them are about me. Curly is the journey of loving my hair, while Whiskey is a dark poem about grief. I wrote a few poems about people I’ve met on the street or some that I never even talked to. I let my imagination flow in to poems. My hope is that readers find a bit of their selves in one or two of my poems.
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