Entrevistas / Interviews

En esta sección encontrarás las entrevistas  realizadas a la autora Alexandra Román de Hernández y menciones que han hecho a su blog Mink

Here you will find interviews, mentions to Mink and her book “El Valle de la Inspiración”, and other Poetry Book her poem was featured.


Mención del Blog Mink en la sección de “Tecnología101” de Ricardo Alcocer en Univisión Puerto Rico a las 12 (Oct. 19, 2011). A Ricardo Alcocer lo puedes visitar en su página http://www.tecnologialibre.com:

Ve el vídeo aquí: You Tube de Ricardo Alcorce

Article for the magazine Better Homes and Garden “You say Rosmary, I say Romero”

Essay “Being Latina and a Puerto Rican” has appeared on Online Magazines like Mija Magazine, Boricua.com, and the Chicago Newspaper La Prensa.

Article “La Plaza” for Pa’Lante Latino

Maybe I have been accustomed to polish floors, glamorized windows displays, fluorescent lights, and well arranged foods stands. A typical mall; a clean appealing to the eye supermarket. To enter ‘La plaza del Mercado’ in the Puerto Rican town of Río Piedras is to cross the threshold of a place that was blessed with the touch of the rustic, the natural way of what you expect to find in the old days when our grandmothers use to visit the local ‘plaza’ to buy the ingredients for pasteles, recaíto, and the viandas.

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Libro Solidario para Haití


Alexandra Román participa en esta copilación de poemas por poetas internacionales con su poema Regalo de Dios.

La fe viene desde
El fondo del corazón.
Nace del amor
Se nutre de los sentimientos.
La fe se basa en creer.
Creer es tener fe.
Con ella llega la libertad.
¡La del alma!

El amor es el conjunto de
Unos afectos espirituales que
Nacen de Dios.
Que se sienten a través
Del amor al prójimo.
Es la esencia que nos
Hace seres humanos.

Creer es sentir.
Tener fe es tener alas.
Sentir amor es sentir a Dios.
El que vive con amor
Vive de su fe.


Interviews / Entrevistas

Interview with Nilki Benitez of Musings

Did you know anything about independent publishing before you jumped in? What kind of research did you do?

No, I did lots of research trough the Internet; it took me approximately two month to actually make the decision based on my research and my findings. I went crazy with it! I look for experiences of fellow writers, comments, opinions, articles comparing sites, anything I could get my hands on. The experience was really good; I took a risk and went with it.

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Interview with Mayra Calvani of the Examiner

How would you describe your creative process while writing this book? Was it stream-of-consciousness writing, or did you first write an outline?

Long and hard! This book took a lot of me, maybe because it is my first, but still it went to lots of changes in the course of six years. Just when I thought it completed, something came to me that forced me to go back and rewrite. I was very satisfied when I finished it, for I knew it didn’t need any more changes.
I usually don’t do or use outlines, I do sometimes. For “El Valle de la Inspiración”, I actually used outlines for the chapters to know where I was heading with it. What works for me is what you called a stream-of-consciousness. When an idea arrives I give it wings and go with the flow. Sometimes I even let it simmer for a while, so it can evolve into something more. That’s when you might find me daydreaming, lost in another world and not paying attention to other things. Well, that’s the life of a writer!

Continue reading on Examiner.com

Entrevista de Desde las Palabras

DLP: Muchos escritores afirman que la escritura es “99 por ciento trabajo y 1 por ciento inspiración”, ¿qué opina al respecto?

ARR: Yo no le daría tan poco por ciento a la inspiración. El trabajo de editar y tener la historia completada y como deseas, es bastante y toma tiempo; pero van de la mano. Es la inspiración la que te ayuda y dicta la historia que vas a contar, el trabajo es lo que moldea y le da forma. Sin una de ellas, el escrito sería uno incompleto. De mi parte le doy un 40 por ciento a la inspiración y un 60 por ciento al trabajo. Al fin y al cabo este último es el que continúa activo, en acción para que la obra llegue a ser un éxito.

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En Boriqua Chicks

Can you give me some background information about your family and where you were raised?

My family comes from different country sides of the Island: one is from Arecibo that’s in the coast and the other, Aibonito which is in the center of PR. In Aibonito I spent most of the time with my mom and grandma, because my parents were divorced. I grew up “en las jaldas del campo”, eating pumarosas, running after chickens. At the same time I grew up in Levittown, Toa Baja, an urban town that grew exponentially every year. It’s main avenues were surrounded, no longer by houses, but by markets, restaurants and other commercial stores. I was raised by strong women who taught me the meaning of life through love and strong character. I’m “una nena de loza” whose heart is always between the mountains of “La cordillera central” where nature flourishes.

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Por dos semanas en Thirty Creative Studios

My Mother’s Daughter

“For you mom, who’s present is overwhelming and solitude and distance is your comfort right now. But, I’m still here to give you love.”

A note to all, this was written two years ago for the online magazine Mija Magazine.

A knock on the door interrupted our conversation suddenly; mother walked to the entrance of her apartment to answer. I was expecting one of her neighbors which with whom she was very close to now days.  But instead an insurance woman, who had the wrong apartment number, stood smiling at the door.  Mami lives on an apartment complex composed of thirty small buildings in which she lives in number nine.

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Biblioteca de Alejandría

Sacha: 2-Sabemos que eres una ávida lectora, ¿consideras que los libros son los que te han impulsado a ser escritora?

Alexandra: Sí, definitivamente. Cuando en mis manos tuve el libro Las mil y una noches quede prendada con su historia. Me gustaban las historias de fantasía y ficción, y este libro me empujo a realizar mis primeros intentos con la narración. Desde ahí todo es historia y tan importante para mí es tomar un libro y devorarlo, como sentarme con bolígrafo y papel en mano- o frente a la computadora- y escribir.

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Podcast de la entrevista con Positiboricua

Hoy les presentamos nuestro primer “podcast” en este caso una entrevista que le hicimos a una Boricua escritora quien recientemente público su primer libro. Se titula “El Valle De La Inspiración” y lo publicó prácticamente por su cuenta.

Audio Interview by Clarisel González

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/btrplayer.swf

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La Vorágine del Tiempo de Silvia Ochoa

Plataforma de Autores Noveles

Mientras me siento y luchó por escribir estas primeras palabras, escribo una y otra vez lo que debería decir, pero continúo insatisfecha. Tal y como me ocurría con las primeras palabras de mi novela, El Valle de la Inspiración. Para ese momento, mi mente era atormentada por la constante visión de un gran valle desierto y árido, de árboles marcados por los azotes de los rayos, y rocosas montañas rodeándole. El cielo cubierto por completo de cúmulos nimbos, rugía como un animal feroz. Nailah, la protagonista, observaba todo esto estupefacta, y de los cúmulos una gran figura se levantaba para atormentarla.

Efraín’s Corner

Tell us about the novel and its heroine Nailah, is she her creator?

Nailah has something of me, but definitely she is not its creator. She is what I’m not; she does what I dare not to. In her I’ve put features that I am missing, so you can live the adventure, because otherwise, if it were me, would not be any adventure.
Nailah, as stated earlier, is a young wordsmith that falls into depression after the death of her father, who was her inspiration and the one responsible for her falling in love with the written word. This depression, in which she slowly and with great force enters, inhibits her writing. Her best friend, Hesepti, is the one who speaks to her about the valley of inspiration, which in turn she learns from her grandmother, a retired Egyptologist. With nothing to lose, Nailah embarks herself, alongside her friend and the Egyptologist, to Egypt to find the valley. To do this, she must first find the followers of the old Egyptian religion, who still guard the ancient rituals and believes, and the only ones that can take her to the valley.

 

3 thoughts on “Entrevistas / Interviews

  1. Desde mi amor por la lectura y desde el lenguaje de un poeta, te quiero expresar mi admiración por tus esfuerzos, y logros de éstos. Sinceramente jamás he publicado un libro…, mientras más leo tú página inspiras para dar el primer paso de sacar esos silenciosos escritos enmudecidos por mí misma.

    1. Laura, gracias por estas hermosas palabras que has dejado aquí en el hogar de mis letras escritas. Me alegra que pueda servirte de inspiración para sacar tus escritos. Adelante y aquí tienes un apoyo para esos proyectos futuros y cuentas con mi ayuda en lo que pueda.

      Un abrazo fuerte,
      Alexandra

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