Name Margie E. Matillano ( Tracy Raven Luna is my pen name)
Age Im thirty seven
Where are you from
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I’m a teacher, I’m teaching home economics for grade 4 to grade 6 students and livelihood education for grade 7 to grade 9 and cookery for grade 10
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
Recently I was included in the Anthology book “Women of Substance”
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I can’t exactly remember when and why but I guess it started when I was in high school I love to read novels, short stories, poems, literature books and it inspired me to write.. I imagine a lot of stuff and instead of sharing it to a friend I preferred to express it on writing
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I got published..
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I don’t have a book on my own, I’m so blessed that my poems was included in four anthologies..
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
Nothing in specific but my theme is always more on the “dark” side
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
It just popped out of my mind then I would write few lines
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Haven’t write novel.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
Read lots of books and its too many to mention. mentors.. Deborah Langford and Peter Herrings.both of them open the door of opportunities for me..
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest and who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Edgar Allan Poe and Sidney Shieldon is my favorite for Poe his atyle of writing mysterious.. melancholic yet it was beautiful.. For shieldon is his writing is very realistic and readers get drawn to it.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Im not sure for me but to others yes
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
My latest poem
Tears of Raven
Once there was a black bird
Brave, strong, nothing she feared
In her deepest pain she never shattered
But now why she began to falter..
Once there was a scared cat
Never dared to try for failures
He always got
Though gave his all yet not enough
Life is beautiful but for him it’s rough..
The raven and the cat
Both choose to live in the dark
Started to heal each other’s cuts
And embraced the scars brought by past..
Two different being
Yet found the real meaning
That true love is about forgiving
Letting go and not clinging..
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Im not good in grammar..and technicalities of making poems
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Credit to Susan Joyner-Stumpf
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Putting up rhymes without losing the thoughts
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Always pour your emotions in everything you do
Fiona: If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
I think im the one needing advice..hahaha
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Everything you read is nothing but fiction based on reality..haha
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Recently I’m reading “ Sisters” by Deborah And Susan
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Little red riding hood
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
When im watching anime..haha
Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?
I wanna meet the “women of passion” I wanna hug them..hehe
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
“ I shall Return” hahahaha… so they will not miss me..lol
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
I love doing arts and crafts
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Aside from Anime (Japanese cartoons) underworld is my fave
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
I love burger..fave color black..fave music rock
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Yep I have 2 page “ Dementia” and” Luna’s passion”