Author Interview – Ivan Brave

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  1. What’s your favorite thing you have written?

If we’re talking about favorite because it gives me chills, then there are passages from my latest book that I keep turning to. If we’re talking about favorite because it’s resulted in my favorite life changes, then it is the series of emails that my wife and I exchanged two years ago, which convinced her I was the one to marry.

  1. What’s your favorite thing that someone else has written?

Well, just to be sappy, cringy, and fair, then it was the replies to my emails that convinced me my wife was the one for me. But if we’re talking about a book, I just finished Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life.

  1. What are you working on writing now?

I’m waiting until my next book launches before diving into another literary project. So, for now, I am working on getting my new website layout up and running, and revamping my Instagram page, which once used to be a source of great pleasure for me.

  1. Do you have a favorite food or drink that helps you write?

I love to drink Yerba Mate (like South American green tea) because it is super ritualistic how you prepare it, and is packed with caffeine and is delicious. As far as food, I’ve found it very hard to eat and write at the same time, but as a treat, I like any big meal full of carbs and protein after I’m done writing.

  1. What’s your favorite kind of music?

Funny, you ask. As I write this sentence, I am listening to electro-swing. More generally, I enjoy electronic music. Anything that makes you dance. But, also, I have been listening to a lot of classical lately, mostly Khatia Buniatishvili. It doesn’t make me dance, but it makes me feel.

  1. Forest, country, beach, or city?

Beach! The sounds, the smells, the sun, and the sail.

  1. What movie can you watch over and over again?

The Big Lebowski. It is one of the few ultra-quotable movies for me (like Rocky Horror for others), which only improves in quality the more you watch it.

  1. What would you like people to know about being an Indie author?

Like anything in life, do it because you love it.

  1. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Oddly enough, a lawyer. Maybe because of all the Law and Order I watched. But I liked the idea of defending people with words and stories, building a case, and presenting it.

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