Interview with Tamara Rikanovic

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a mother of three kids and proud owner of labrador retriever Zana. I'm spending time taking care with them all.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I like to read and I have more then 400 ebooks in my devices. I'm searching over apps on playstores etc.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, of course. It was long time ago, when I was maybe 2nd grade. It was short story about friendship.
What is your writing process?
Process is simple. I got in a head everything: from start to the end of story. Only thing I need to do is to sit and write by hours ,days...Then I spend time to make it better and better, with some small changes. All books I ever wrote was done in a few days literally. And that's it!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, I do. It was "Heidi", the story about small girl who came to live with grandpa on the mountain. It's a cute story and I red it to my kids, too.
How do you approach cover design?
For this book it wasn't so simple. I knew what I wan't, but it was hard to find . Finally when I got an idea and way to do it, I did it by myself and I like it.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Pride and prejustice by Jane Austen
Girl on paper by Guillaume Musso
Ana Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Silence by Mehmed Mesa Selimovic
Wuthering heights by Emily Bronte .
I guess all those books has left something in me to make me to write ,to read more .
What do you read for pleasure?
Definitely any book from writers I love. Like writer Guillaume Musso.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Tablet for sure.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Definitely over social networks . when someone shared a book I always click on it .
Describe your desk
Small and uncomfortable, but my view from window next to it ,take me to "go when ever I wan't".
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a Croatia, in a small village named Miklusevci., and closed to town Vukovar. I can say it has an huge influence on my writing ,because my first book is about people there, war and very hard life after. Also I can say life there gave me to see the world different eyes. Sure it helps with fiction.
When did you first start writing?
My very first poem I wrote when I was 8 years old.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Its a controversal story about a man who has to face with changes in his life on very hard way and karma is the "one big bad guy who doesn't like him so much". The story follows the life of man, Daniel , and his best friends from the past to the present, by "jumping" on chapters. The whole story is about them and about the great love and wild passion between Daniel and one very mysterious girl.
What are you working on next?
I guess I'm gonna write novels until the rest of my life and I never know when the book is coming from my head. I'm writing poems and its on daily basis, but story is something you can't just sit and finish.
Published 2016-09-10.
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Books by This Author

Ruski rulet sa karmom
Price: Free! Words: 61,130. Language: Serbo-Croatian. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Priča o ljubavi, praštanju i izdaji koja je ispričana vremenskim skokovima iz prošlosti u sadašnjost i prati život glavnog lika, Danijela, koji se bori sam protiv sebe i protiv okrutne ruke sudbine i karme.