Name Alexander Roman
Where are you from Elizabeth, NJ
A little about your self your education Family life etc : I’m a son of a single mother I have 1 sister. 3 kids and I have an associates degree in Law Enforcement.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
Just working on writing my poetry for my 2nd book.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
About 1 year ago. I’m a rookie lol
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
After about my 20th poem.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
The love I have for my wife Jessica.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
Prose and Free Verse.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Visions come into my mind then I write about them so I decided with Visions Of Poetry.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Absolutely, I believe in true, passionate, extraordinary, and unconditional love I try and relate those messages in my poems even though I also write “Darker” poetry as far as heartbreaks go, but mostly I write about love.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
I would say all of it because those are my raw and true emotions on how I fell a let my love flow in that way.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Both I would have to say.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?
The Holy Bible it’s God’s words nothing more influential to me then that.
Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I have a few it’s hard to narrow it down to just one but I would say Winston Churchhill.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
The Mainly Man and A Poets Glossary.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Deborah and Susan both have recently become inspirations to me.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Too finish my second poetry book and market my first.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My publishing crew Barry, Deborah, and Susan.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I see it as a second career next to my Law Enforcement career unless things take an unexpected turn.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No I would not I love it just the way it is 🙂
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
The love for my wife Jessica is so big that these emotions I never knew I had bottled inside of me went to the paper and the pen. That’s how I started writing all because of her inspiration.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Finding new ways to keep my readers interested and changing styles from time to time.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
My favorite authors are Deborah, Susan , Vincent these are all authors I have met recently. My all time favorite would have to be Edgar Allen Poe and CS Lewis.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
No I don’t travel that much as of yet.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Barry my publisher did. I loved it.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Keeping my poetry fresh and not letting it get stale.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learned that every poem is a new adventure and I’m falling in love with Poetry everyday.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Don’t ever quit keep writing at anytime if something pops in your head grab a paper towel and write lol 😉
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you guys for liking my work I do this for all of you to inspire and spread love!
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Dr. Seuss lol 😉 Green Eggs And Ham.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Talking to my wife about anything emotional or talking about the love of Christ.
Fiona: Is there one person past or present you would meet and why?
Wow there are so many but if I had to choose it would be Jesus Christ.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why?
Alexander Roman devoted and amazing Husband and Father. Because next to God family is everything.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies?
Watching TV with my wife and I also enjoy playing Poker.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Basically anything on Showtime or HBO
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
My favorite foods are Spanish and Italian dishes. Colors I would have to say Black and Red. Music oh boy that’s a tough one because I literally like every Genre a lot, but if I must pick I would say the older Hip Hop, EDM, Freestyle, and classical mixed with dubstep.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
I am living my dream of being a Police Officer.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it? I have a Poetry Page on FB called Heart and Soul Poetry.