Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m Croatian horror and SF writer with more then 30 books published. I won few Croatian SF and horror awards and enjoyed being called ‘Croatian Queen of horror novels’ . I’m best known for my vampire novels. I published my first short story 1996, and my first novel 2000.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
This is my most famous vampire novel Beauty of The Beast, one my Croatian readers loved the best. I always loved vampires and wanted to write vampire novel. It was written in 1994, soon after the war in Croatia. That’s why my vampires are war vampires, lurking on the battlefields. Of course they are also much, much more.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m prone to obsess about some song or music of some band. When I was writing Beauty of The Beast I was obsessed with song Right Beside You by Sophie B. Hawkins.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Old Croatian children’s authors, I. B. Mazuranic and Zagorka. Also Jules Verne. King, Koontz, Barker, Rice
What are you working on now?
Vampire novel The Last Prayer For The Devil and children’s/fantasy novel Return From Farieland
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I believe in readers recommendations and honest reviews
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Never stop writing and learn from your mistakes.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Kill your darlings – S. King
What are you reading now?
The List of Seven by Mark Frost
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m always writing. I’m working on the two novels in this moment, and have three others I need to write soon. My writing calendar is full!
What is your favorite book of all time?
Jan Bibijan by Bulgarian children author Elin Pelin