Interview with Aik Iskandaryan

Who are your favorite authors?
Richard Bach, Charles Dickens, Michel Zevaco, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Gilbert Keith Chesterton
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
In my free time I really like to play chess
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was 2010 year. At that time I worked as a screenwriter on TV and worked at night. On one of those nights, I wrote my first story and this was the story of "William Calhoun." And fortunately, 5 years later, in 2015 it was published)
What is your writing process?
Well, first I have notes / ideas accumulating and one after another starts to accumulate tons of written A4 paper, after which I re-read it all and start adding notes to the notes until I see an independent living organism in the form of a finished story that already does not ask my opinion about the plot turns, the features of the characters and which already dictates to me how it will develop and which way to go. It remains for me to follow curiously after the denouement, while I myself, like the reader, do not know what will happen in the end!) This is a fantastic experience !!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Oh yeah! It was a fairy tale about Bába Yagá, who lived in a hut in the forest and was a powerful witch, the ancient spirit of the forest. Honestly, in fairy tales I like exactly that they are not fairy tales, if you look at them, but only beautiful allegorical stories about the beliefs, rituals and mystical experiences of our ancient pagan ancestors who live in our subconscious to this day. In addition, the format of the fairy tale allows us to see the world in which we live in a broader form than we see it with our usual gaze. And therefore, since my childhood, I adore fairy tales precisely because they cancel all the rules we are familiar with and expand our consciousness without end, and at some point, we understand that all this is in fact as real as it is and our reality. Our task is to be able to see the reality of the fairy tale and be open to it, take it seriously. Respect the fairy tales !!)
How do you approach cover design?
Oh, I'm lucky!) I just call my friend, a talented artist, Karina Bezlepkina and she draws me a masterpiece for a masterpiece!) She's the best! And by the way, by Christmas it is planned to publish a collection of illustrations called "The Universe of William Calhoun," where there will be new races of magical creatures, new types of transports of wizards and much more.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull. This is my favorite book. This book teaches that there is nothing impossible in the world and what is more important, everything depends only on us, on our diligence and our ability to cope with the difficulties of life. We just have to give up everything we do not need and do only what makes us happy. And then we can be where we just want to be.
2 and 3 I adore Sherlock and Poirot!))) All the books about them!) Because, I adore detective genre! This is my passion!
4. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby - my favorite line in it: "Every hero at the beginning of his journey needs help!"
5. Michael Zévaco's The Pardaillan - I love historical novels.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love scientific articles of modern quantum physics
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Only my laptop!) It's a habit
Describe your desk
Believe me, if I describe my desktop, it will be pointless, because tomorrow it will be completely different!)
When did you first start writing?
At the age of 16. These were poems
What motivated you to become an indie author?
This is the quickest and easiest way to bring my book to the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I like to be in the worlds that I create. These are the best worlds for me.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything. After all, my fan is my boss. And my main task is to give him something new and exciting.
What are you working on next?
It will be 2 book about the adventures of William Calhoun and this book is just something! )))
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I enjoy watching my dreams with pleasure and only after that I wake up.
Published 2018-09-27.
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Books by This Author

William Calhoun and the Black Feather
Price: $13.00 USD. Words: 100,520. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
William returns to the world of wizards and finds out that an ancient and mysterious place called the ’Magic Feather Graveyard’ has chosen him as its new Keeper and now he is connected to it by an unbreakable Magic Contract. He also reconsiders the mysterious legacy from his unknown ancestor — the Magic Feather. And soon it turns out that together with William, a powerful killer of wizards has ret