Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a 19-year-old college student currently residing in Mississippi, majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Psychology. After moving to the States from Hungary, writing has become an essential part of my life, and guided me through the hardships of dealing with changes and adapting to a completely new environment. I have published one book so far, but there are many more other projects I am working on right now, that I would like to launch in the near future.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest (and first) book is called 365 Sleepless Nights. It was inspired by the challenges and feelings I’ve experienced last year and maybe even a couple years before that. Moving to a place where no one knows you makes you question everything that you thought you were. It’s been a long process of healing, and I still don’t know exactly where this road leads, but hopefully, things will change for the better.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have synesthesia because of which letters and words (as well as many other things) have colors in my head. When I’m writing a poem, I always try to select words that are in the same color scheme, so they make a beautiful, harmonic picture together. When there’s a specific feeling that I want to describe, I also match the colors of the words to the colors of the given feeling. It’s a very weird thing, I wish everyone would see my work the way I see it, because then they could understand how many layers and careful construction each of my writings include.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a kind of a photo book and its sequel. It’s a very new and experimental genre, I think. We’ll see how it turns out.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am trying on Instagram (@viktria.4), but it’s not very efficient yet.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
No matter how weird and different your idea is, as long as it’s honest, you should go for it without any fear.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Trying to get to as many people as possible. I want my writing to get to the people that need it. I’ve always been seeking for answers in books, but haven’t found many. Hopefully, I can provide some for others.