A lot of people dream of becoming published authors and distinguished writers. Writing a book is no easy task, and getting your book published is an even more challenging endeavor. Often, authors get rejected by multiple publishing companies before they get their first book published. This happened to Cuban-American author N.M. Sanchez, but she did not let rejection get in the way of pursuing her dream. She wanted to share her poetry to the world, and she decided to do so by self-publishing her books.
N.M. Sanchez self-published Initial Meeting, her first collection of poems, in January of 2018. This book became one of the best sellers in Hispanic-American poetry. The book also served as inspiration and provided the narrative for “Have We Met Before?” which is a short film directed by Yossuana Aguilar. With the success of the author’s first book, she also opted to self-publish her second collection of poetry, Lovers in Theory, in July of 2020.
The success of both books has established N.M. Sanchez as a rising talent among Hispanic-American authors. Initial Meeting and Lovers in Theory have been among the best-selling poetry books, often competing against books written by authors supported by larger publication outlets.
The poetry that N.M. Sanchez writes contains themes related to psychology, existentialism, reincarnation, human connection, love, loss, and dreams. Various people find that her words resonate with their own experiences. Many readers have opened up about how her writing had a positive impact on their lives. This connection with her audience is something that N.M. Sanchez is very proud of.
Despite not having the support of a large publishing house, N.M. Sanchez has become an established name in contemporary literature. She started by sharing her work publicly through her Instagram account in 2017. Since then, her social media following grew as she attracted more readers and fans of her writing. This talented writer may have faced distribution and marketing issues connected to limited resources as a self-published author. Still, her work has reached an international audience across the United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the Netherlands in addition to her readers from the United States.
N.M. Sanchez is devoted to her writing, and she has stayed true to her style in this art by immersing herself in the emotional and creative aspects of writing poetry, as well as the history of poetry as a craft. She believes that being self-published grants her the freedom to truly express herself and create a distinct voice and delivery, which makes her stand out from other contemporary poets. This successful author also believes that her doctoral-level training in psychology gives her a different lens to write her poetry with, resulting in a much more nuanced body of work.
As a Cuban-American writer, it is vital for N.M. Sanchez to be an inspiration to other aspiring Hispanic-American writers. She is a successful author who has had to rely on her own skills and perseverance to get her books out into the world. She has touched so many lives and will continue to do so with each poem that she shares.