US Mag Blog: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Your background, education, writing passion etc. ??
Well Hello! My name is Glend Martinez. I am from Miami, Fl and I’m currently in school for computer engineering. I never thought I’d get into writing but honestly it’s so freeing and it’s helped me navigate through a lot of depressive episodes. I am naturally charismatic and have always been a good story-teller so the two came hand in hand when I was writing my book.
US Mag Blog: We been hearing a lot about you so we notice your starting to gain a lot of attention how does it feel?
I’m not used to it in the slightest lol. In fact, every day I wake up and a new blog or page has reached out to me to feature me. It’s amazing. I never thought I’d get this type of attention but I’m eternally grateful.
US Mag Blog: Great, Can you please tell us more about your book “Chronicles of a Gay Boy: X“??
Chronicles of a Gay Boy: X is a bio fiction book based on my life. It starts with the obstacles I faced being a gay teenager. I fall in love with a boy which I’ve nicknamed X and our love rollercoaster begins. I hit a lot of subjects that aren’t really talked about in popular media and many have come back with good feedback.
US Mag Blog: Why do you choose this name for your book?
It just sounds catchy. Whenever something would happen to me, I would say “This is the glend chronicles” and that eventually led to “aw my gay boy chronicles”. This is a series and X is the first book of a six book series.
US Mag Blog: As an writer, what has been one of the most exciting achievements of your career so far ?
Honestly, today someone told me that I am in the top 10% of self published authors and I think that’s amazing. I’ve been nominated for two awards and I was suggested to nominate myself for another award. I never thought my book would get this kind of attraction and yet here we are.
US Mag Blog: Nice, Any upcoming book?
Let’s just say there’s something in the works lol. I’m not going to keep my fans waiting for long.
US Mag Blog: Awesome, Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time?
School, work, spend time with my family and my dog Felony.
US Mag Blog: Where do you see yourself after 10 years?
I see myself with a husband and children. I see COAGB reaching a level of success that I never imagined and it eventually turning into a show. *Fingers crossed*
US Mag Blog: Your favourite Author?
Currently it’s Jennette McCurdy. Reading her book was such an amazing experience. I watched her growing up on iCarly so seeing her describe how miserable she was and the horrible experiences she went through made me so empathetic with her. All I wanted to do was hug her when I was reading the book. It totally made me change the way I see child actors now.
US Mag Blog: How can people find you and follow you online?
My Instagram is: @glendcoco and my Tiktok is: @glendcoco22