Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.

Greetings Fiona

Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

My name is Stjepan Varesevac Cobets. I’m 54 years old

Fiona: Where are you from?

From Croatia

Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

Happy married. High school graduated. I work at a cement factory as a regular worker.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

I’m ready to publish a new novella. It doesn’t have a name yet, it’s under consideration.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

I started writing at the age of fourteen. Somehow it’s easier for me to convey thoughts on paper.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I will only consider myself a writer when I live off that job. For now, it’s just a hobby for me.

Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

I had dozens of diaries with hundreds of poems and decided it would be nice to put it in one collection of poetry.

Fiona: How did you come up with the title?

The titles for poetry collections are mostly titles of one of the poems in the collection. For everything else, I make up names, that’s not a big problem for me.

Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?

I try to have my own personal style. But so much has been written and I’m not even sure if it’s my style anymore. I write poetry, science fiction, fairy tales and now I will write fantasy, everywhere I need to use different styles, combining genre is not a problem for me at all.

Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

I am realistic in poetry and many readers find themselves in some poems. In the other genres that I write, everything is pure imagination.

Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?

No. I just look at the world around me. Traveling is not something I need for inspiration, it should be a pleasure because you usually go on trips to rest and recharge your batteries.

Fiona: Who designed the covers?

Some I did on my own and some paid to make me.

Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Yes, there is always a message in my books.

Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?  Who is your favorite writer, and what is it about their work that really strikes you?

I read new and old authors. If I started listing them, I would need a whole page, and if I told you how many more I needed to read at least two more pages.

Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.

None other than friends and family. Eventually, I embarked on an adventure (not knowing what awaited me) of an indie writer, and now my readers with their reviews and advice help me write even more.

Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?

It’s still fun for me, I’m 54 and I’m no longer excited that it will be my career.

Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I would change a lot, the first thing would be to learn English to perfection. I would have fewer problems with grammar now.

Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?

I try to be better at writing, which is constant learning.

Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?

Orlando Bloom

Fiona: Any advice for other writers?

Write and learn

Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?

Try reading my books, you might like them

Fiona: What book are you reading now?

The Songstress (Records of the Three Realms, #1) by Joshua Killingsworth, The Divided Nation (The Infidel Books, #1) by Angela R. Watts, The Jacq of Spades (Red Dog Conspiracy #1) by Patricia Loofbourrow, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and  Cursed (Cursed Magic #1) by Casey Odell

Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?

It was a very long time ago and I really don’t remember which book I read first.

Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?

There are times in our lives when we laugh and when we cry. But there are books where I laugh and books that bring me sadness.

Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?

Nikola Tesla. He is a genius and I would love to talk to him about this time we live in.

Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?

My garden, drawing, and writing.

Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?

The Expanse, The Witcher, Star Trek, and many more series

Fiona: Favorite foods, colors,  music?

Pasta, blue, hard rock

Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?

I would work in the garden

Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?

I would live that 24 hours quite normally because death is imminent.

Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?

I don’t think about that at all. I will leave it to those who remain behind me. But it would most likely be the year of birth and the year of death and my name, possibly some serious picture.

Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events, and special offers?

Unfortunately, I don’t have a blog, but I do have an author page on Goodreads, Twitter, and Facebook

Amazon Authors page USA https://www.amazon.com/Stjepan-Varesevac-Cobets/e/B01CJOFMPC

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stjepan-Varesevac-Cobets/e/B01CJOFMPC?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_fkmr0_1&qid=1580001353&sr=1-1-fkmr0