Author Interview: Viktoria Faust
About the Author
I’m Croatian horror, SF and children’s/fantasy author. I published more then 30 books – novels, short story collections, essays. I have few Croatian SF and horror awards, but best award is acceptance of my readers. I’m best known for my vampire novels.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I grew up on black and white vampire novels. I love the symbolism and idea of vampires. And when I was much younger there was not many vampire novels translated in Croatian. So i decided to write myself one. I liked it. Many people did.
Tell us about how you write:
I have one thing – every novel I write is like love affair, so I always have ‘our song’ – some song I’m obsessing about the whole time I’m writing that novel. When I wrote Beauty of The Beast that was Right Beside You by Sophie B Hawkins. Now I’m writing third part of my vampire serial and I’m obsessed with Miracles Out Of Nowhere by Kansas. I’m not choosing a song. Song is choosing me.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Of course. Sometimes I must struggle with them to have story my way. Other times I just can hear the whole chapters in my head before I write them down.
What advice would you give other writers?
To write and learn from your own mistakes.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
This book was first published in Croatia in 2000 and readers loved it. To publish it in English was just another step.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Stories and story telling are old as human race. There will always be some kind of stories / books / ???
What genres do you write:: vampire, horror, SF, fantasy, children’s
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print
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