Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I am from Ukraine, wonderful country in Eastern Europe, that suffers from f*cking Russian terrorists very much now.
I loved to read from a very young age. When I was 5 years old, I wrote my first verse; when I was 14 years old, I wrote my first novel.
But in Ukraine it’s hard to earn money by writing books (impossible), so after graduating University, I started work as a screenwriter for TV series and sitcom. I wrote both mystery series, and detective series, and romantic series.
As well as all of this, I was the host of popular Ukrainian television travel show CRAZY HITCHHIKING and the series 1000 WOMEN DESIRES. It was really crazy experience! I travelled around the globe and made mad things. I did scuba-diving with 6-meter tiger sharks; I ate Asian scorpions; I drank 20 liters of beer in Germany; I ate testicles of boar in Turkey…
But my heart belonged to literature, so I decided to write novels again. My favorite genres are paranormal romance, dark fantasy and urban fantasy. My novel “trezuber”, which is first Ukrainian dark fantasy, became a bestseller in my country.
In 2015 I decided to open his books for English-speaking readers by translating my latest novel IN LOVE WITH DARKNESS. I hope very much that you will like it!
Which writers inspire you?
I like very much Stephen King and George R.R. Martin, John Ronald Ruel and Tolkien.
Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers?
Never! I wish to try someday. In fact, I have written a lot of scripts in collaboration with other screenwriters. I must say it’s fun!
When did you decide to become a writer?
Well, as I have mentioned I write my first verse at 5 years, so it was the time when I first thought about being a writer. But about professional career I thought when I was 20 years old.
Do you write full-time or part-time?
I can say I write full time now! But not only books, scripts as well. So you can call me part-time writer.
Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
I prefer to make the plot of the whole story before starting to write. Television taught me this thing. First – think about all, about every plot turn, and only then start to write.
Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers?
No strategy. If I need a review I just give people a free copy of my book and ask them to give me an honest review.
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
I think reviews must be honest. If you have some critics about my book – great, tell it to me! But I do hope to get more reviews then bad ones, anyway…
How can readers discover more about you and you work?
Well, my website lovedarkness.com is the best place to find information about me. As well, I am on facebook – Vasyl Facebook
But the main thing – my Amazon account.
You will find all my latest book here.
And a bit of advertisement if possible) you can preorder my latest book In Love with Darkness here just for 99 cents! – Latest Book
Any Comments for the Blog readers?
Love you, guys! Hope you will love my book) Hope to hear from you soon!
Any feedback for me or the blog?
Well, Joselyn, I am happy to interview with you. Frankly speaking, I did hundred interviews in Ukrainian language; but you are the first who interviewed me in English.
Your blog is wonderful, you do great things! I wish you best luck and surely will read all you latest blog updates!