Books In Sync Author Spotlight Interview With Ronald P. Chávez Author Ronald P. Chávez
was born in the valley of Puerto de Luna on the banks of the Pecos River in NewMexico. In Santa Rosa he was the owner of the famousRoute 66 Club Café. During that epic time, Ronald andhis café enjoyed fame in world wide major media whichincluded books, television, magazines and newspapers.At that time, his writings began to catch fire.
Author Ronald P. Chávez
writes and recites in bothEnglish and Spanish. He has also written a feature lengthmovie script adapted from his short story
Ronald has published
‘Time Of Triumph’
, acollection of his short stories and poems, a finalist in the2008 New Mexico Book Awards. In 2011 he publishedhis novel
‘Winds Of Wildfire’.*********************************************What makes you proud to be a writer from Taos, New Mexico?
Not having a formal education norever taking a creative writing course, I have published my short stories and poems and two books andworking on a third.
What, or who, inspired you to become a writer?
At age 28 I read ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls byHemingway’. I was struck with the bug to write. He has been my influence ever since. But never do Itry to imitate him.
When did you begin writing with the intention of being published?
Right from the get go. My firstrejection was from the ‘Saturday Evening Post’.
Did your environment or upbringing play a major role in your writing and why?
Yes it did. I writefrom my own life experience and the people and places I have known. I work hard at creating thesensuous brilliance of the world’s offerings and to work in the excitement of complex relationships andto work in the beauty of nature.
Do you come up with your title(s) before or after you write the manuscript(s)?
Always before. Ialso write the ending first and then write towards it.
Why do you write in the genre(s) that you’ve chosen?
I write fiction because I can go inside a man’smind or a woman’s heart or both their souls. Done right it’s a good work of literature.
What has been your most rewarding experience while in the writing process?
Because I sell a lot of books in my own turf and publish many of my poems locally, I receive a lot of feed back face to face. Iam told “I loved it. I couldn’t put it down. Your poem changed my life.” This is a confidence builderlike no other.