In conversation with – Natalie Lopez | Author of ‘The Art of Healing’

Hello guys! Hope you all are doing fine and having fun.

So for today’s author interview episode, we have Natalie Lopez here with us. In a candid conversation, Natalie shared a few things about her book and herself, along with other things that she enjoys doing, and many more such things.

So without wasting any further moment, let’s begin with the interview.

“The Art of Healing” written by Natalie is a little book of hope and courage. It talks about the process of healing and that every individual heals at their own pace, in their own way.

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Hello Natalie! Happy to have you here. Why don’t you tell us something about you and your book to start the conversation with.

My name is Natalie. I am 24 years old. I am currently finishing my masters in special education. I will start teaching in the fall. I love to write in my spare time. This book was written because my boyfriend was shot and killed in 2018. I wrote my thoughts down as a way to heal and decided to share my thoughts and poems with the world.

That’s something really inspirational. I am pretty sure people can learn a lot from you about healing themselves.

I read this book and I can say that it is really personal to you. I would like to ask you what difficulties did you face while composing this book??

I had a few difficulties when composing this book. I was afraid to be so open with the world because my story is so personal to me. I was scared of judgment from others. However, I realized that this book was about me. If it helped another person, well great. But, originally it was meant to help just me.

I can totally understand that. So, did you face any rejections for this book?? Would you like to share your bittersweet journey with this book ??

I wouldn’t say I faced rejection but I was afraid that people would not like the book or think negatively about me because I was so open about something so traumatic. My journey was really bittersweet. I took two years to get my thoughts situated and to make sure that I was happy with what I was putting out there. I also took a while because it was hard for me to release it publicly.

That somewhere shows that you’re now healed and accepted things. Your readers will love to know what you love to do apart fr writing or reading??

Whenever I am not reading or writing I like to spend time with my family and friends. I love going to the beach or a pool. I enjoy spending time in the sun.

Wow! that’s really something fun to do.

So Natalie, are you working on other projects currently. Would you like to share it with your audience??

I am currently working on a second book. This book is a little more broad. It covers different topics in my life. For example, I will be addressing my experience with different things. One example is I will be talking about what it is like to love someone of a different race and how to support them.

Can’t wait to read more from you!

After reading this book, one can clearly say that you are a strong personality. Would you like to share a piece of advice with your readers??

My biggest advice to anyone is to make sure you are always allowing yourself the proper time to heal from anything.

That’s really great advice. Simple yet impactful.

It was really great talking to you and knowing more about you. Thankyou for your precious time. Wish you all the luck for your book 🙂

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