Interview with Vitaliy Shishenko

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To share of my thoughts with a readers.
What do your fans mean to you?
The grateful listeners who stimulate me to the new works
What are you working on next?
On the second part of cat's adventures
Who are your favorite authors?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Tony Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Milan Kundera, Orhan Pamuk, Michelle Uelbek, Joan Rowling, Umberto Eco, Carlos Castaneda.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Enthusiasm for a life
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read a lot of scientific literature
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Most of the e-books that I read are books of good quality of literary style
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
These was the book on the topic longevity.
What is your writing process?
On a certain topic of interest to me - I collect the information, then in my head is appeared a work plan and new ideas which are created in the plot of my book
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
There were the first fairy tales that my parents red to me in my childhood.
How do you approach cover design?
I use freelance services.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez-In 1982, a Colombian writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature for books in which, according to members of the Nobel Committee, "fantasy and reality, combined, reflect the life and conflicts of the whole continent." It is difficult to find a more inaccurate definition of the literature created by Marquez. In his works, fantasy and reality are not combined - they are one and the same and are hardly distinguishable from each other. Marquez, by that time already a well-known writer and journalist, wrote his most famous work, "One Hundred Years of Solitude," in the mid-1960s, in an era when the logical post-war world began to gradually collapse. While European and North American refuses of the existing order offered alternatives to the old world, rejecting rationalism and pragmatics, Marquez created a different reality in which the mystical and rational do not contradict each other. This picture of the world turned out to be so effective that it formed a new idea of the reality of millions of readers.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn - "The Gulag Archipelago" 1973-1975
In the West, books on mass repressions in the USSR were published earlier, but for the first time a work appeared that had a thoroughly worked documentary base, moreover, written by a person who had been through the horrors of the Gulag. The impression of this historical work was reinforced by Solzhenitsyn's prose. His books became an accusation that could not be ignored.

Milan Kundera - one of the heroes of Kundera's most famous work - "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" - the Swiss professor Franz considers his beloved Sabina suffering from political violence as a dissident. Sabine also sees this as a manifestation of vulgarity: ideology is not important in love. If Solzhenitsyn has described the work of the monstrous machine of destruction in a large and historically reliable manner, Kundera made his hero a private man, saying that political repression is only part of the suffering that falls to his lot. Combining irony and pessimism, Kundera, with unprecedented clarity, showed that the imperfection of human nature is in no way connected either with everyday politics or with the form of government.

Michelle Welbeck - "Expansion of the struggle space" 1994-A prose writer, poet, and more recently a composer, Welbeck became the voice of a generation of lonely and wealthy inhabitants of western cities, writing books full of pessimism. His novels, combined with skepticism and sadness, sometimes turn into moralizing and always - a bilious aversion to modern life. Michelle Welbeck became the first popular writer who unambiguously expressed dissatisfaction with the society of mass consumption and total standardization. Welbeck exposed all the phobias of a lonely Western man, bringing together sexism, contempt for national minorities. Today's world, according to Welbeck, is a boring, melancholic, satiated civilization of people who do not know what to do and are in dire need of love - this need is realized in the hobby of sex- tourism. He can be considered a misanthrope, although in fact, he is a romantic, painfully dreaming of a better world and living in a civilization that does not seem to have a better future.
Joanne Rowling - The book titled "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" were published in June 1997 with a circulation of one thousand copies. Rowling again made literature a subject of public interest, and most importantly, her tales of Harry Potter returned the children's interest in reading at times when, when it seemed that computer games had finally defeated the books. We again read a lot - thanks to a fairy tale. But, it seems, we just want to read them.

What became impossible after Rowling? What became impossible after Rowling? After reading these tales, it is impossible to say that the simple truths that are described in her books are outdated. After reading these tales, it is impossible to say that the simple truths that are described in her books are outdated.
What do you read for pleasure?
The stories of an adventures.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Onyx Boox Robinson Crusoe 2,
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Help with the freelancers and of course the social networks.
Describe your desk
My desktop is a computer and a window to the world
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Ukraine in an industrial city, in a family of employees. My mother, a teacher of Russian language and literature since childhood, brought up interes to me in literature, especially for Russian literature. Later, when I learned the English language thoroughly, I read books by well-known foreign authors and I still enjoy reading of this kind of literature.
When did you first start writing?
When I studied at school
What's the story behind your latest book?
The letters from a New Planet - an esoteric work, describing a direct contact with my mother, died,and events that happened with her after death.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Nontriviality of my thinking.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Nontriviality of my thinking
Published 2018-02-08.
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Books by This Author

Intuition for Trading
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,920. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Nonfiction » Psychology » Education & training
This brochure is submitted to the reader with a unique method for looking into the future, with reference to exchange trading on the Forex. This technique is for developing intuition.
Price: Free! Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Decision-making & problem solving, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
An intuition, first of all, is associated with the "foresight", foreplay, premonition and presumption, of the knowledge of the Future. All these phenomena contain a particle "before", it means thereby not to complete or incomplete conditional vision with our paradigm of the consciousness.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,920. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Software - Cat is a super program tells about the adventures with the mice, which are living in the Galaxy and permeate into the cat’s virtual worlds. Like the Creator of these realities the “software – cat” is in fighting with the mice over there. He is a funny creation of the programmer – writer, who thought all these fairy tales, that is why the cat seeks his creator and his friends in all