Blogoversary Day 13: Borislava Borissova

Jen: Please help us welcome Borislava Borissova as our guest today and the blogoversary celebration continues. Borislava, will you please share a short bio with us?

Borislava: I consider myself a writer by soul because, although I have been working as a recruiter in the field of Human Resources for years in my free time, history and writing are the important passions of my life. I love interesting stories and legends. I love adventures that take us through the ages and help us to experience countless earthly and celestial places. I love ancient parts in the towns, which are like museums under open sky. I like discovering these scenes of legends and secrets, history and culture.

I love traveling a lot, sightseeing, photography, etc. If I must choose between ten days on a luxury beach and ten days traveling along interesting places I would prefer the second. Unfortunately, my other passion, time traveling, is possible only in our minds.

Jen: Tell us about Affairs of The Heart and where is can be purchased.
Borislava: Affairs of The Heart is my second published book. There are two love dramas “The Last Secrets of The Ancient Island” and “A Love In Time of War”.

“A Love In Time of War” comes a turn of Twentieth Century love story. Scenes of passion, hatred, love and great efforts for changes in peace affect everyone’s life of two warring nations. Differences abound in cultures, religions, languages, traditions and so on, for a young Bulgarian girl and a Turkish officer trying to overcome the obstacles between them. The wars become the past, the past becomes history and through the years only love is still alive in a beautiful tale to remember them.

In “The last secrets of the ancient island” comes a story filled with the fears of loneliness and lost of hope that can change one’s world with the same strength as strong love or hatred. A series of mishaps in an old town casts suspicion on a number of residents. Amid an unveiling of the last mysteries of ancient sights as yet unexplored by historians and archaeologists, there appears an unknown driver, who has a tragic motivation to take his and another life. We were born alone, we die alone, but life is our chance to live in love. If possible… and if we so wish.

The book can be found on the site of my publisher: http://www.roseheartbooks.com/borislavaa.html; http://www.amazon.com/Affairs-Heart-Borislava-Borissova/dp/0983488533?ie=UTF8&tag=romathebook-20&link_code=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969 etc. It is available both of Kindle and paperback format.

Jen: At what age did you discover writing? When where you first published? Tell us your call story.

Borislava: I started with verses like many authors. Later, in the university I had worked for a fashion magazine as a journalist, conducted interviews. I still make interviews but in Human Resources field and writing is now part of my free time.

My first published book is young adult adventure The Starlight Prince. I hope that all people with great imagination would love it. It is a lifeboat for everybody who loves to be drawn from everyday life in the free time and yearns to sink emotionally in another world when reality is not enough.

Jen: How do you approach your writing? Do you plot or go with the flow?

Borislava: I love stories based on real facts and persons. I loved to work having a real story for the plot and I am always in a hunting to hear, to learn something interesting that could shake me and hold my imagination for long. But when the last sentence is written; the pages are wrapped with beautiful covers in warm colors… I have a strange feeling. There is a sense of sadness because the journey with these heroes and their story is over.

Jen: How do you remember ideas that come to you at odd times?

Borislava: I always have paper and a pen with me. I collect stories that impress me, the ones that I would not forget for a long time. I can never say “I have written it for a few months” because much time before the beginning I am used to taking some notes about heroes, dialogue, scenes that come in use in the process of writing. There are also moments in night hours when my mind is very tired, yearns for sleep but I am still awake, pondering about something, an idea flashes upon me and instead of yielding myself to the dreams, I raise at my elbows, turn on my night-lamp to put some words on the piece of paper. I do it because I am afraid that in the morning when I come back from the land of sleeping to start a new day I could not remember the idea, the thought, or the dialogue. So the story and writing are important for me, I have no peace or rest before I complete it.

Usually a story “lives” in my mind for several years, I collect these notes on the papers and one day I take them out with the thought “I am ready to write it’ and turn on my laptop.

Jen: What is it about the romance genre that appeals to you?

Borislava: Love is the most important in life. I try to describe it in my stories as masterfully so I can. My heroes say about it:

  • “If there is not love in Heaven I’d much rather stay on Earth.”
  • “Love is reality for the Creator. For ordinary people though, it’s a legend coming from Heaven into our life.”
  • “It’s the most desired legend by humans.”

Of course, along with love there is always mysteries, adventure, tension, secrets etc.

Jen: What’s the most challenging aspect of writing? Easiest? Most rewarding?

Borislava: The most challenging is “to write or not to write”; “to start a new book or never start a new book”… such moments always can happen. But I believe that when one loves to do something – to climb mountains, to play a game soccer or to write – he or she just does it because of the pleasure and despite the result. Of course, there is a thought about success in everyone.

Jen: Do you become attached to your characters and have a hard time letting them go, or are you happy that their story is told and you can move on?

Borislava: Once I saw a Russian play at a theatre. Its playwright claimed there is a tunnel, a gap in the time and it is there that the writers meet their characters. The Three sisters and A.P. Chekov, Prince Mishkin and Dostoevsky, Prince Bolkonski and L.N. Tolstoy found each other on the stage. That evening I thought I would like to meet my characters in real life if it was possible. I would love having them among my friends. I would not be good in describing Hannibal Lector example. But for my heroes I am thankful to my imagination because it had created them. They have been my very friendly company during the long and sometimes boring hours of writing.

Jen: Who has inspired you as an author?

Borislava: History, adventures, time-traveling that take us through the ages and help us to experience countless earthly and celestial places… I love night hours when the Earth – my home-planet – sleeps profoundly and a new world, the one of the stars, wakes up in the sky above my head.

Books and movies are other source of inspiration for me. I perceive them as a specific channel of communication with their authors. And not at last real life inspires me, too.

Jen: What’s the most interesting comment you’ve received about your books?

Borislava: I am interested in everything that someone writes about my stories, reviews or comments. All of them, without an exception are worthy and interesting for me and I want to let readers known I appreciate their opinions very much.

Jen: What’s next for you?

Borislava: Editing of my long, 100 000 words fiction “Somewhere Around Us”.

Jen: Where can you be found on the web?

Borislava: http://borislavaborissova.quenit.com/author.html
I am also on Twitter, Facebook page or Shelfari, Goodreads etc. I would love to add new friends there.

Jen: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?

Borislava: I would like just to say them: Million thanks for being with me on my lifelong adventure on the road of writing. Thanks for meeting my characters in their settings and for being part of their life…

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