Friday, November 24, 2023

Interview With Author Vasilissa Wladowsky


1. What inspired you to write this book?

The inspiration was actually the possibility offered by writing a book. Combining what I know with what I imagine. Just as in the kitchen, every dish has visible and invisible components, so my book offers a written taste and the possibility to experience it as fiction or as a reality to which the noticeable fiction is only a visible addition.

2. What exactly is it about, and who is it written for?

A simple answer would be that it is the story of a former spy. Let's imagine that person as a real or fictional character. In the first case, the book would be autobiographical, and I want to deny that. The text describes two main characters in all possible combinations of male-female relationships. Are the characters real? Maybe. Because everything that is 'maybe,' gives the possibility of choice to both the writer and the reader. It is intended for those readers who have an open mind, and any prejudices would lead the reader in the wrong direction.

3. What do you hope readers will get out of reading your book?

Although the text seems easy and simple to read, it still has many messages for the world. It offers knowledge about something that is considered to be already "well known" but is actually a mystery. 

4. How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design?

According to the agreement, that work was done by the publisher. We wanted to emphasize a strong, messianic female character in contrast to the bastions of the modern world. I believe we succeeded with the great work of Erelis Design.

5. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers – other than run!?

Write as if you are writing primarily for yourself. What interests me, in principle, may interest many but also possibly a small number. If you write to win the audience, then it is subjugation and negation of your own abilities.

6. What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?

I don't have a very positive opinion about today's trends of a large audience of readers. People most often pretend to read something that has become a bestseller, but in fact, they don't read at all. A book on a table in front of a well-dressed girl in some public place is just a decoration next to the latest iPhone. The book publishing industry is a branch that will never fail, despite the strong competition, increased authors' accessibility to modern media, and recently even AI-written books. Any book is a link to knowledge, and even junk literature books offer some knowledge. The one who knows how to distinguish a fake from a good text has obviously already learned something.
7. Were there experiences in your personal life or career that came in handy when writing this book?
Definitely, yes, many of them.

8. How would you describe your writing style? Which writers or books is your writing similar to?
In my personal subjective opinion, my writing style is quite complicated. I express myself in long sentences that are sometimes confusing, and this encourages the objective reader to think about what he has read. In poetry, 

Japanese haiku poetry is known for its brevity and simplicity, I would classify myself as the exact opposite. I, with many words, try to lead to simplicity of understanding, and haiku poetry with few words leads to complicated thinking about what has been read.

9. What challenges did you overcome in the writing of this book?
There was a very serious challenge that I had to overcome, not to write explicitly with knowledge of the subject in some segments.

10. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours?
I love some simple street language sentences in American English, so I will answer with one such sentence: 'Why not?!' My book, in its two parts, and there will be more, offers more than what is possible to imagine.

About the Author: Confidential. They call me Mrs. Silence or the captain’s widow. A large part of my biography is in my books, and every reader will easily recognize it. Check out:


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