IndieReads: When did you start writing?
Borislava Borissova: In my childhood with verses and after my studentship I had started my first story.
IR: Are you self published or did you have some one do it for you?
BB: Rose Heart Publishing is my publisher and I am happy to be their author!
IR: What genre do you write in the most?
BB: Fiction. My first published book “The Starlight Prince” is young adult fiction, if I should describe it in a few words, it is magical realism.
“A young boy lived alone on his tiny planet at the end of the Sagittarius galaxy. On his trips to other celestial spheres, he had seen that there were no lonely stars in the universe and even the most powerful one, the sun in the neighbouring Milky Way galaxy, had a friend – Nemesis. In a search for his first friend, The Starlight Prince caught a passing comet and, deluged by a haze of star-dust, entered the solar system.
Landing on the planet Earth he found himself on an unbelievably beautiful island. There, at the Valley of the Temples, the ancient Olympic Gods had been spending their summer rests for millennia. Far above the tree tops and hidden by the clouds, The Prince noticed The Little Olympic God who according to the Olympic allocation of duties was responsible for friendships. Amazed by his divine work destined to inspire friendliness in humans, the celestial boy was sure that The Little God could help him, too.
Trying to face him in person, The Starlight Prince remained on Earth. He followed a young teen company and took part of their unusual experience in an ancient Castle. This beautiful building claimed it functioned as a hotel but after their arrival to spend their vacation there it became the strangest hotel in the world with mysterious inhabitants, history, and secrets.
A great Master of magic was trying to harness the nature elements to become immortal as prescribed in a magical manuscript written long ago by the Olympic Gods. This text was given to the Little God of friendships for safekeeping.
During the long adventure the lonely celestial boy found his first friend, The Little Olympic God.”
IR: How many books have you published?
BB: My second book “Affairs of The Heart” will be realized in a few months. There two novellas, the contemporary love drama “The last secrets of the ancient island” and the historical love drama “A Love in Time of Wars”.
“The Last Secrets of The Ancient Island” is a story about loneliness and the fears of loneliness that can change our world with the same strength as strong love or hatred. A series of mishaps in an old town drives puts each main character under suspicion. An unknown driver has a tragic motivation to take another life. At the end, with the unveiling both of him and the last mysteries of ancient sights unexplored in full by historians and archaeologists, it will be also clear that we were born alone, we die alone, but life is our chance to live in love. If possible… If we so wish.
“A Love in Time of Wars” happens in the beginning of 20 century. Sofia and Istanbul are scenes where passion, hatred, love and great efforts for peace change everyone’s life in the two nations. Despite differences in cultures, religions, languages, traditions and so on, a young Bulgarian girl and a Turkish officer know how to prevail over the borders between them. The wars become the past, the past becomes history, only love is still alive in a very beautiful tale that allows people to remember them.
IR: Which one should people start with?
BB: It depends on the readers preferences.
IR: What were your early experiences like?
BB: If you are a beginner the process is very, very difficult and slowly. Till you find someone to believe in you and your works you may feel both hopeless and bored. The easy roads were already occupied and for me there was just one road left, the more difficult one.
Now I think I am lucky to be part of the Internet generation. 40-50 years ago my initiative would have been an inanity, and the book would have been left in a cupboard at home without a chance for publication or being read by someone some time. I believe that when one loves to do something – to climb mountains, to play a game soccer or to write – he or she just does it because of the pleasure and despite the result. Of course, there is also thought about success in everyone.
IR: What did the process teach you?
BB: There isn’t a specific group of readers I could refer to. I like to tell stories which are appropriate for people from different ages and interests. I hope that all readers with great imagination would love my stories. They are a lifeboat for everybody who loves to be drawn from everyday life in the free time and yearns to sink emotionally in another world when the reality is not enough.
IR: Have you seen a change in the independent publishing community?
BB: The rules of the publishing business are very unfair for the beginning authors. In recent days Internet changes the situation a bit and I am sure it is for better. There are many talented people, who have what to say, to give to the readers but no one of the big publishers would like to afford their books a chance.
IR: Do you read other independently published authors works?
BB: Yes. First I read the resume of the book or reviews before to purchase it if I am attracted.
IR: Where can people find your books and which source has been the must successful for you?
Paper and Kindle format at amazon.com:
Kindle Edition: The Starlight Prince
IR: Is there anything you would like to share?
BB: Million thanks for being with me on my lifelong adventure through the ages, through countless earthly and celestial places, to meet my characters in their settings, to be part of their life… I am content that my imagination have created them. They keep a very friendly company of mine during the long hours of writing. Welcome on the seat next to me and feel the stories!