Interview with Violet Aderes

When did you first start writing?
I was always making up stories. Since being little, at school and I wasn’t anywhere abroad or outside of my hometown, I was making stories of where I could or would love to go. I think it was the kind of – now – we can call it one-shots, but officially, I have started in high school. Like it was something that really helped me to write better. Unfortunately, I was better at writing mails or short messages in English than my first language. I always felt more confident with writing in foreign language, because I felt no pressure of someone from my family to read it every time they asked about, when saw screen and blank page opened instead of some website, like other kids. They would think I am a psycho for killing people or making them addicted to drugs. And I always feel good in writing, when it comes to English. Despite of the fact, that I was taught British, not American English. And I was always the one that used American instead of British, which was confusing for my teacher and myself, as well. We were trying to fix this issue, but nothing has changed. American won, in the end.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town, but I don’t think it has given me any kind of inspiration in writing. Also, I can’t say that I was looking for something, which was helpful to express myself. I tried, before writing and during the process of my writing, with photography. And if it wasn’t for the fact that someone changed my mind to make it as something to take photographs by myself rather than learn from him, I stopped working for him. But I love to look at someone’s works, someone’s photography as well as someone’s works – as in stories.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Maybe the purpose to change myself and then the world. Or it could be to help someone, or cheer someone up by my own goofiness. It’s something unexpected that I like it. I like to make people laugh and cheer them up, if they are sad. I like to send someone a message: I am proud of you even, if I don’t know you personally, but just keep going. It’s nice to be able doing this. But also, finding out about people, they are or used to be writing as well. It’s great to feel more comfortable with people, who used to or still do it, what I do with a lot of passion.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating a world that, somehow, is real, but adding a little bit of fiction. I have come to conclusion that my imagination, after reading so many ways of to kill people in thrillers, subconsciously is choosing that kind of type of story. And the greatest joy in writing is the easiest way to shut myself into the world, where I am the only one with the power. I run this show and I do what I want with it. It’s great, really. Everyone can do it, I know. But creating something in a real world with so much cruelty between countries as well as people is great. It proves, how people are mean to each other and that should be stopped. Though, I won’t stop creating people dealing with the past and present. Just like with crimes and death. It happens every day, but I am trying to break our old stereotypes and bring little changes.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, and I feel so embarrassed of what I have written. It was mixed with fiction and crime, and even drugs that I gave a name to Blue Dream. It was all, because of the song written by Jhené Aiko, but it also holds the title – My Afternoon Dream. The story of dreaming and keeping it there to be happy, was the reason of me making a drug that made my main protagonist forget what she did. And that was really stupid. I hate that story, but thanks to it, I have created something that is way better. And it’s just because of the title for my first story – Welcome To Yourself. Nothing suspicious, but it was a mystery to solve actually. My main protagonist found about, she was adopted and then her life has changed so bad. Maybe the plot was good and I was taking it slow, but the age was wrong for me. I stopped, because I feel better with making my protagonists adult or young adult.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My main character witnessed a murder that was hard to solve, so the head of FBI decided to put it on hold. They can’t – through first part – find these people and has a hard time to identify the girl. But what they do – wrong, of course – is making my main character as the only suspect, because of who she is and they think, she was behind this murder. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for them and they let her go, but never stop checking up on her life even, if she chose to be under Witness Protection Program. And since she had the money to pay for putting her in, then proving her innocence to judge during her trial that has never happened, she was kept under this Program in the end. Although, she was close to plead the guilt, but there were good detectives and someone, who made Allison – main character – to change her mind and don’t even try to look for the murderers on her own. But this will change, sooner or later.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like to read something created on purpose to inspire others. I like to read something about philosophy or spirituality. I am really in between to choose something to cheer myself up with a fiction or words with a power to make me believe in myself. It’s really amazing that one person can change someone’s point of view on the outside on the world with a single word. Which is why I like to read something like this. I also don’t mind to read something from people like me – people, who are not authors of bestsellers, but who write with passion and create an amazing world. No matter, how bad it can be, it’s always a pleasure to read not a chaotic story, but well written.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read. I read to write. I read to inspire myself and then write, but also I listen to music and create something before saving it on paper or in phone, since it’s closer and a faster way to save my thoughts.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are: John Locke, who makes me angry, laugh and almost to yell at his character, Dani Ripper. I have found him and read second book from his Dani Ripper’s series, but after reading the first one, I fell in love with this book. There should be more writers like him. Stieg Larrson is as well my favorite one. Since I have read his trilogy in 2012, I can’t get out of my mind Lisbeth Salander and always mention her in my stories as an inspiration. I also like to read something from Paulo Coelho and have favorite ones on the site, where people can share their works, which is Wattpad. On this website, I found really great writers that should hold the title of a real writer, so people could see their wonderful talent. Also, David Lagercrantz has done an amazing job with continuing Trilogy Millennium, so I could say, I have another favorite author. But we can’t forget about an amazing and wonderful Harper Lee, who has so much influence on my writing and the characters I create. I should have read her books before, but it took me some time to fall in love with Jean Louise Finch and Jem, and Atticus, of course. Both books by her are my gems on shelve. She is definitely my favorite.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite books are Millennium Trilogy. Steig Larsson has created Lisbeth Salander that I had never had the chance to be overwhelmed by a single character. But also, Dani Ripper is my favorite, too. John Locke’s books and Steig’s are my favorite so far. I can’t choose five only, because to add more, it’s going to be The Darkest Shade of Sweden. I love the short stories that were written by amazing Swedish writers. And To Kill The Mockingbird; Go, Set a Watchman, which is not something to explain, why I love these ones.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
It’s just like with paper versions. I read first pages, never description. If the first words are making me to keep reading, I just keep reading. If the first page doesn’t speak to me, I leave it. There is no in between.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The very first story that had an impact on me was 5:48, but if we talk about published, the biggest influence had To Kill The Mockingbird. Not that I cried like after I have read 5:48 by an author on Wattpad, where she shared her story and then changed everything. But this story, by Harper Lee, is teaching to never judge someone by their color skin or anything else. That it’s wrong to be convinced about a single person, because of the stereotypes. And what 5:48 taught me was to never lose hope and keep looking for the place, where I will be welcomed like I may never be at my own home. With people, who may be just like a family to me.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use only my iPhone, but I rarely read. I still go for paper.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to help with bringing more diversity into literature. Maybe I am not going to be like Harper Lee and I don’t even dream about it, but more about writing something that happens rare in books. No more clichés about love between a man and woman. No more only white characters, more people of color. They definitely would want to read something that a character has the same ethnicity what they. Which is why, writing should bring more diversity about everything in literature and less cliché stories. And because I am poor, but also would love to share my very first project here, on Smashwords and with the help of this site, I am able to show, what does it mean, when it comes to Diverse Literature and People Of Color.
Published 2015-12-14.
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Books by This Author

Something Better
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
All of his worries are gone with just a kiss from a woman he keeps eyes on.
The Talk
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 640. Language: American English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Screenplays » Short
The Talk between two friends. No genders, no deepest description of their apperances. It’s all up to you and your imagination.