Author Interview: Timothee Ribeiro

Today I am happy to introduce French author Timothee Ribeiro, who has translated his latest book into English.

tim2 - copieWhen and why did you begin writing?
I began to write in 2009.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
To be honest, I considered myself a writer when I wrote the second part of my trilogy “help-us, save-us” in three books.

Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?
In fact I didn’t choose a particular field. It’s when I wrote the six books of my trilogy “help-us, save-us !” that I realized that my field of genre was thriller, fiction, spying, adventure, mystery. In all my novels I can tell you than it’s always a thriller and nobody can know in advance the outcome. That’s the most important for me when I write.

What is the most important thing that people don’t know about your subject/genre that they need to know?
They never expect to guess the outcome until they read the last page. They can be very surprised.

Are you a full-time or part-time writer and how does that affect your writing?
Almost every day I write or I correct my novel but the most difficult thing is when you have a full job out of your writer life, mainly if you are a self publisher and you do all by yourself like marketing, blogging…

What are some day jobs you have held ?daï ebook4
I know that it can be absurd or strange but I remember to be with blank page for two weeks almost. I wrote a big part of my first thriller novel but nothing after. I was thinking to find a good solution to the outcome. But nothing and it was so long, day after day out of my first work. I was on my computer, but I was with blank page despite of trying to find ideas after a big part of the story written. And after two weeks an unthinkable a great idea arose suddenly.

Do you have a special time to write, or how is your day structured to accommodate your writing?
No, I use a texte and I notice how many world I wrote every day in order to forcing myself regular writing. The most important for me is not to write hundreds or thousands words per day but to stay connected with my next story and to be regular writer.

What have you written so far ?

I already wrote a trilogy, its happen in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, USA and Russia. To be honest, when I wrote the first novel, I never expected to finish it by an international trilogy with six books. I also wrote a novel Daï translated in English.

Do you work to an outline or plot sketch, or do you prefer to let a general idea guide your writing?
I always have a rule is to write free I use textes to notify characters details of the novel, chapters summary and ideas but I prefer to stay with general idea even if I don’t know early the outcome.

How can readers discover more about you and your work?

Amazon Author Page:
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Thank you Timothee for being here and for sharing your process with us.

Synopsis of Dai:

Chloe and her friends are going on holidays. Chloe is at the wheel. It was dusk and she realized she wouldn’t reach their destination on time and decided to have a break along a straight road surrounded by a forest which spread over several square miles, as far as one can see. However when she left the road and took a sideway track she soon had to slow down and brake. Nevertheless her vehicle was already out of control running down a steep track. Chloe and her friend couldn’t imagine what the weird and inhospitable world of the surroundings would reveal…




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