I happened across a young man in my travels that I thought you-all would like to get to know better. Here's a sneak Interview of Carlos Advincola. Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did writing it.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? When I was younger I had a list of things I wanted to be:
1. Jet pilot
3. Football player
However, never on the list did I have to be a writer. Look at me now.
What do you do to unwind and relax? Sometimes in my spare time I'll spend an hour or half an hour to pray and read the Bible. My parents have always told me that through Christ, nothing is impossible. Without him my books would not have been born.
Tell us a bit about your family. My family has played a large part in helping me write my books. My parents always tell everyone that I was born with a pen in one hand and a piece of paper in the other. Both my parents are pastors. My father is a radio announcer while dear Nena, which means little girl (that's what my brothers and I call our mother) also writes books. She writes about God, family, love, relationships, the youth, and other things. Since I was little I've always wanted to write books dealing with my brothers and I saving the world. That's why I started writing the Ancient Warriors Series. Each of the characters in the books act just like my brothers.
When and why did you begin writing? I first picked up a pencil and started writing short stories when I was in the third grade. My teacher, Mr. Mendez, wanted us to make a short story of whatever came in our heads. I decided to write a story about my teacher saving the day in pampers. He actually enjoyed it. My friends would love to read my stories about how I would save the world and get the girl. I didn't write action books until I was in middle school.
Where do you hope to take your writing in the future? I would love to see my writing making it big in movies, TV shows, video games, and much more. I truly believe my writing can reach those levels of entertainment.
Are you working on any books/projects that you would like to share with us? I'm currently working on a series that has been in the works since elementary school. In 2010, the first book of the next best series, The Ancient Warriors Series was released. Pt. 1 #1 Ancient Warriors: The Resurrection was born and then in 2011, The Birth of Heroes (Ancient Warriors Book 2) was born. I call this the next best series because no one has seen a series like this one. I really don't know when I'll stop writing it. So many ideas keep jumping in my head. It's about four brothers trying to discover where their family came from while finding out that they're part of a powerful race of knights: The Ancient Warriors!
Can you share a little of your current work with us? The third installment of the Ancient Warriors Series is titled, The Lighting Prince. Here's what it's gonna say in the back of the book: When the Ancient Warriors were on the verge of being killed by a powerful demon, out of the skies appeared a forgotten hero. His name, The Lighting Prince. After rescuing the four young Ancient Warriors, the Lighting Prince tells them that in four weeks a powerful evil force will rise from the dead to annihilate them. Now it's up to the warriors and their new ally to search around the world to find the pieces of the mysterious evil force, the Black Knight. However, things don't seem right about the Lighting Prince. Can the Lighting Prince be trusted? Or is he only using the warriors so they can do his dirty work for him?
How did you come up with the title for your book(s)? I've always been fond of knights, swords, castles. Basically stuff dealing with the medieval times. After gathering information about knights and the medieval times from there I began writing the Ancient Warriors.
Thank you Carlos for sharing your insights and your wonderful books with us. Look for a review on his 3rd installment of Ancient Warriors on this blog once it is released. I'm looking forward to reading it.