Sara Podgoreanu is The Author of The Week
I had the pleasure of interviewing the talented Sara Podgoreanu, an emerging literary voice hailing from the vibrant city of Bucharest, Romania. Sara’s passion for storytelling is evident in her emotionally charged narratives, and she brings a unique introspective perspective to her work that is bound to tug at your heartstrings. As an avid reader, movie lover, and gamer, Sara draws inspiration from a wide range of influences, enriching her storytelling prowess. We delve into her journey as a writer, her debut novel ‘Oblivion’ published in 2023, and her unwavering commitment to perfecting her craft. Join us for this captivating conversation with a rising star in the world of literature.
Hello Sara, welcome to BrandEducation! What made you start writing?
I have always had a need to write, but for the longest time, I would only jot down incomplete stories on scrap pieces of paper that I would throw away afterwards. It was a frustrating habit that left me feeling unfulfilled. However, I’ve recently made a conscious effort to commit to my writing and see it through to completion. It’s still a work in progress, but I feel more fulfilled now that I’m actively pursuing my passion.
How did education help you on your journey as a writer? Was there any additional help you received to publish your debut novel?
I was fortunate enough to learn various writing techniques in my English classes during middle school. We covered topics like writing a balanced argument or a graph analysis and even dove into the art of storytelling. Though I took no formal writing courses, I perfected my skills by reading and analyzing other books and storylines.
When it came time to publish my book, “Oblivion,” I sought the guidance of Claudia Marta. With her impressive international experience and successful track record of launching children’s and non-fiction books, her help was critical in ensuring the success of my book’s publication on a global scale.
What advice would you give teens willing to pursue a career in writing?
Just go for it. Stories are a powerful tool for understanding the world around us. They allow us to connect with others and learn from different perspectives. Whether it’s through reading books, watching movies, or hearing someone’s personal experiences, stories can inspire and inform us in countless ways. So, if you have a story, don’t hesitate to share it. Just go for it and see where it takes you!
What should we expect from your upcoming book launch event at Carturesti Carusel, scheduled on October 27th?
Oblivion’s book launch sounds like a beautiful opportunity to connect with others and share your ideas. Everyone interested in literature, particularly the chick-lit and pride audience or those just looking for their next enticing slow-burn romance read, is welcome. I’m confident that my passion for my debut novel will shine through and inspire those around me. See you there!
Where is the “Oblivion” book available now?
Readers who are eager to dive into the vibrant world of “Oblivion” can get their hands on both the softcover and hardcover formats online at the following platforms: FriesenPress Bookstore, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, or in a bookstore as the book is available in over 50,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. The e-book format is available on FriesenPress Online bookstore, Amazon, Google Play Books, Barnes & Noble Nook, Rakuten/Indigo Kobo and Apple Books.
It is also on its way to being available in one of the world’s prettiest bookshops, Carturesti, Romania, later on throughout the year.
You can find more about Sara on linktr.ee/sarapodgoreanu