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Author Spotlight: Vontress Ortega


Realistic Poetry International hopes everyone has a chance to read our latest interview with Author Vontress Ortega, a passionate Author, Poet & Writer! We encourage you all to read, comment, and share! And don't forget to buy one of her latest books!


1. What inspired you to first write a book?


-I never thought about being an Author. I have always written Poetry in a Journal and decided that sharing may help someone how its helped me

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2. What do you hope to accomplish in your writing endeavors?


-I’d like to eventually begin to publish other Poets and Writers.


3. Have you ever felt afraid to share your words with the public?


-I am always afraid to share my words with the public. I always feel that no one has gone through or will understand the things that I write about but luckily I have had such amazing feedback.



4. Why is writing important to you?


-Writing is my outlet from the world. It’s the way that I keep my sanity when I am feeling overwhelmed or feeling as though I have no one to talk to. The paper ALWAYS listens.


5. What types of challenges did you encounter in writing and publishing your first book? What did you learn from the experience?


-The only challenge I had was myself. I was afraid to let anyone read my writing so I held on to it for a long time before starting the process to publish.


6. Briefly explain how you published your first book and tell us why you made that decision.


-I was fortunate enough to have contact with an old High School friend. I initially reached out to her for information on how to start the process and she took it upon herself to help me with all the finishing touches on my book and Published it through her company.



7. How did it make you feel to earn your first book sale?


-I cried. I didn’t think anyone would be interested in anything that I needed to say. It made me feel as though I could accomplish any goal that I set for myself.


8. Did you sell as many books as you expected?


-I never expected to sale any books. But I told myself if I could at least sale one then I accomplished my goal.


9. If you had a fan out in the world who looked up to you, what advice would you give to them when it comes to writing and publishing their first book?




10. Do you plan on writing more books in the future?


-Currently I have two Published books. “Rose Petals Under a Reaper’s Robe” and “Rose Petals Under a Reaper’s Robe: Unveiled” . As well as a Book Of Affirmations and Journal entries that will be available soon.


11. What are your writing goals for the future?


-My goal for the future is continue Publishing my Poetry but also to write a Novel of some sort.


12. If you sold millions of books and gained millions of fans and readers, how would you use your voice to make a difference in this world?


-I would definitely help children with scholarships for education to 4 year Colleges and bring awareness to Sexual Assaults Survivors and provide safe places for victims to go when in need.


13. What types of books do you like to read? Who are some of your favorite authors?


-I like to read other Poets, and Mystery novels. I enjoy Michael E. Reid and James Patterson



14. Tell us why you feel people should read your book(s)?


-My books are geared toward the healing of women. To build up their self confidence and to let them know that they are not alone. Overall teaching women to love their broken pieces. I believe that women who feel they have no one would benefit from my book.


15. What is the best way for people to connect with you?


-Facebook.com/WrittenByVontress

-Instagram.com/WrittenByVontress

-www.VontressROrtega.com

-Twitter.com/Honee_V


16. Where can we purchase your book?


-I currently have two Published books and another book that will be released on March 1, 2019. My books are available on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play. I also provide Signed copies direct from my Website : www.VontressROrtega.com


Vontress Ortega is also an Official Member of Realistic Poetry International

Click the link below to read her Full Poet Profile! https://www.realisticpoetry.com/thevoiceofpoets/official-realistic-poetry-international-member-vontress-r-ortega

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