We are delighted to welcome a very promising author, Mostyn Heilmannovsky from Austria, for a brief Q & A session at our website about his much talked about books on Cryptids and Paranormal Stories.
In this Q & A session, he will be talking about his writing aspirations, inclination towards Gothic horror and Vampire literature, and the route to getting his books published. Stay on...while we chat with him.
It has been heard that you have a novel based on Vampires coming up soon? What is it and when is it coming?
It is a novel about Vampires and the Vervum, werevampires, a species, whom I have created. These two species and many others, which mainly reside in the Vervum world, are fighting against two orders, who want to take over the world and the Vervum world. These orders are called the Order of the Blood and the Order of the Shadow(s). The story of the novel depicts the war between good and evil, where a girl by the name of Vesela plays a crucial role. She is the key to victory. It is her light that is not only desired by the Vampires, Vervum and their allies, but also by the two satanic orders, that I have already briefly mentioned above.
Your books based on Cryptids and Paranormal Stories did fairly well in Amazon KDP. How do see that?
I am very happy and did not expect to have so much success. I am honestly looking forward to reaching even more readers. Perhaps the success has to do with the fact that my stories are about controversial themes and these themes are more and more in demand.
What inspires you to write literature on vampires and cryptids and ghost stories? Where do you get the source?
That is a very intriguing question, which I cannot answer in one sentence. I think I was inspired by the many accounts and books that I have read concerning these topics. Furthermore, I have interviewed people, who claim to have been in contact with cryptids and even vampires. But still, I believe, that the main source was my take on these things combined with the will to turn them into something innovative and fun.
Which one is your favourite collection – Cryptids or Paranormal Stories and why?
I don’t have a favorite collection, to be honest with you. But maybe my upcoming series about Giants, a Highlander’s diary, and the mysterious cases of the allovampire detective Alescu, could have the potential to become one of my favorite collections.
What do you do when you are not writing?
When I am not writing, I am transliterating texts, reading books about psychology, botany, biology, history and controversial themes such as telekinesis out-of-body experiences and much more.
How often do you write?
I write every day. Of course, they’re some days, where I just don’t have so much output, but normally I do write a few pages every day.
What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
Many and I could not list them all. But I can highly recommend the works of Adam Mickiewicz, Alexander Pushkin, Karel Sabina, Sándor Petöfi, Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli, Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav Kamil Norwid, Zygmunt Krasinski and Juliusz Slowacki.
Have you ever written a character based on the real you or someone else in any of your books?
Well, to be honest, yes and no. I always try to create something new, but I am sure, that some of the characters probably do possess some of my traits.
Can you tell us about your current projects – be it anything?
Yes, I am currently on my fourth book, which is the second part of my Allovampire Saga, which is called the different or allovampire Dresku. It is about him, his life and his world and to some degree connected to the previous books about the Vervum world and Vesela.
If you were to change your genre, which one would you choose?
In all modesty I would like to create my genre or one that cannot be classified, because of its uniqueness and strong individual characteristics.
What does literary success look like to you?
Success to me is when I can convey my thoughts to the world and when I can reach a large audience, whom I can console and rejoice with my short stories and novels.
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