Author Alberto Guaita Tello

Today, Write and Author is interviewing Alberto Guaita Tello, author of The Eyes of the Sea.
Alberto Guaita Tello was born in 1976, in Zaragoza, Spain. He spent his first seven years, which he remembers as “gray but happy,” in the cities of Madrid and Calahorra. The rest of his childhood and his early teens were spent in Cameroon, at the missions his parents administered in that country.

There, together with his brothers and sister, he experienced complete cultural immersion and enjoyed endless hours of listening to stories and legends.

He soon began to invent his own tales to share in the storytelling sessions, which usually occurred around an open fire somewhere in the jungle.

Today, Alberto and his wife live in a country cottage in the highlands of Cantabria, in Northern Spain. He is currently writing the second volume of Twins of Telluria and preparing a collection of children’s stories, Tales of the Forest of Zamina, for publication.

Describe The Eyes of the Sea in three words.

Epic, African, fantasy.

What was your inspiration for this book?

A green-eyed girl I briefly encountered on a family trip in Cameroon, when I was a boy.

What made you decide to sit down and start writing?

It's all about inspiration. I can spend two or three months writing furiously, for hours on end, day after day--and then I might spend another two or three months without writing a single word. I usually wake up in the morning with an idea for a new book or a new chapter, when I'm inspired.

What is your favorite book and why?

The Never-Ending Story by Michael Ende. It taught me that the imagination has no borders, no boundaries.  Sometimes I think I write just to expand "Fantasia" and to keep "The Nothing" away from the Empress and Bastian.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

"Start writing, buddy!  Don't wait!"

What advice or tips would you give other writers?

Don't let the fear of not being good enough block your creativity. You only have to prove to yourself whether or not you can write, not to anyone else. Love what you write, even if it isn't perfect. Nothing ever really is.

THE EYES OF THE SEA KDP cover - 04 11 16The Eyes of the Sea
by Alberto Guaita Tello

In the early 1970’s, on the Cameroonian coast in western Africa, young Fanya and her grandmother, a tribal healer known as Mama Simone, find a wounded, unconscious being lying on the beach, tangled in a mass of seaweed. The strange creature is human-like and goes by the name of Sharduk.

Together the two women try to save Sharduk’s life, healing his wounds and hiding him in a mangrove swamp. When he awakens, Sharduk tells them about the distant world he comes from, Telluria, and how he came to ours through a mysterious portal called a crossing point.

Fanya and the convalescent Sharduk soon fall in love, but due to dangerous circumstances he must leave her, promising to return with a safe means for them to travel together back to his world through the underwater crossing point that had brought him here.

Thus begins an epic story full of adventure, romance, African magic, and science fiction, with surprising twists and turns along the way. It’s a tale that takes us to new worlds and new mysteries, as Fanya and Sharduk find themselves confronting prejudice in their respective societies, as well as terrible enemies.

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