About Dora Ilieva:
Dora Ilieva is a Bulgarian-Canadian author who made her debut with the novel “The Devil’s Gorge”. She grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria and moved to Canada when she was twenty-eight. She is married and has three children. She works as a teacher and writes in her spare time, usually at the kitchen table. Her second book, the short story collection “Faces”, deals with the all too human problems city dwellers encounter on a daily basis.
Dora loves travelling, meeting new people and, of course, reading.
What inspires you to write?
I’ve always wanted to write, but could never find the time. One day I just decided that enough was enough and whether I would write or not depended solely on me. And so I began – a short story here, another there. Of course, nobody took me seriously until I finished my first novel – “The Devil’s Gorge”. I’m currently writing a sequel to “The Devil’s Gorge”and I have a few other ideas that I would like to put on paper.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’ve always wanted to write, but I could never find the time. One day I decided that enough was enough and whether I would ever write or not depended entirely on me. And so I began – a short story here, another one there. Of course, nobody took me seriously at first. Then, I completed “The Devil’s Gorge”, my first novel, and proved to myself that I can finish what I start. I’m currently writing a sequel to it and I have a few other ideas that I would like to put on paper.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Oh, I listen to my characters all the time. I don’t talk to them because I’m not one of them, but I hear their conversations all the time and I feel what they feel.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t get discouraged. If you know you can do it, just persevere!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am self-published because it seems like the easiest way to do it. There are many possibilities for self-publishing out there – Amazon, Kobo and many others. Take advantage of them.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that people will always like to read. The format and the genres may change, but books will remain.
What genres do you write?: Mystery; thrillers; short stories.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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