Denise Alicea

Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Connecticut, I found that I was more interested in what went on in the past, than in the future. This makes me a huge history buff. I’ve always enjoyed reading books starting from ancient history, fantasy, science fiction, poetry, and of course romance. I also loved the arts so my first love was once drawing and painting until I found a new medium that would inspire me to try something new.

What led me to write? I started to write poetry when I fifteen years old. This was all due to a family member sending me a poem that she had written and sparked a fire that has never gone out. I began to write my heart out and went from writing poetry to my own stories. I love to write with a bit of everything from romance, humor, and of course adventure. Everything inspires me from art, people, and music.

I was published at fifteen years old in my own community and gained a few finalists nods for my poetry and stories alike online through various writing communities. When I am not writing, I am blogging at my personalblog or my shared blog at The Pen & Muse


1. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I'm Puertorican and was born in New York. I was also raised in Connecticut. I am big fan of reading books, painting, drawing, and technology. I've been working in technology for about  six years now. 

2. Describe your book ‘The Fourth of July’ in 30 words or less. 

The Fourth of July is a romance anthology. A collection of romance stories that reminds us of The Fourth of July holiday. Fireworks, my short story is featured in this anthology.

3. What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Writing a book is always hard. You have to make sure that your story and characters match up. You also want to make it so the reader can relate to the characters. All together it's the entire thing. 

4. What books have had the greatest influence on you?

Many books have had a great influence on me from the Classics like Charles Dickinson and Alexander Dumas. To modern day authors such as Bella Andre, Karen Marie Moning, Beatrice Small, and Danielle Steele. I'm also an avid non-fiction reader so history books as well. 

5. Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?

I try to do as many things as I can from setting a blog tour, advertising on Goodreads,Freado, and of course doing as much  promotion as I can on social media. 

6. How do you spend your time when you are not writing?

When I am not writing, I am working for a technology company as a trainer where I teach people who to use their products from computers to mobile devices.

7. What are you working on next?

I have a short story coming up thats called The Lucky Valentine which is another time traveling romance. I also have another short called Fairy in Manhattan which is a paranormal romance. 

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