Interview with Iliana Smilyanova

When did you first start writing?
I started writing with mindfulawareness and direction 15 years ago when I realized that there are things I wanted to recall.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The book is a collection of texts written in the course of a 10- year period which had helped (me) find the Way day in and day out.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My wish to give my paper-book child a new horizon for exploration and expression.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a friendly place for open sharing of stimulating ideas and their realization in multiple directions.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To feel the inspiration and embody it into words.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are always valuable teachers and revealing mirrors.
What are you working on next?
My next endeavor is archetypal healing cards and a book which present a meeting point of different healing systems – tarot, flower remedies, numerology and a few more.
Who are your favorite authors?
Always my latest discovery as a reader.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My soul.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read a lot and like to meet different people – each and everyone of us sharing his own "treasures".
How do you approach cover design?
The book cover is its symbolic face. My understanding is that it should be an honest and intriguing face without any disguise or make-up.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Pocketbook Touch Lux.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In a small town in the country where finding an intriguing book was among the most exciting experiences.
What is your writing process?
Putting together a puzzle of word-pieces forming every time a different and unpredictable picture.
Describe your desk
Books, computer, tarot cards, a cat, a cell phone, shuesslercell salts, Bach flower remedies, a candleholder, flowers…
Published 2014-10-06.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.