Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written ten books but only four of them are currently available in English:
Gifts of wandering ice (science fiction)
Cold Obsidian (fantasy)
Ice gift (science fiction)
Tales from the Afterworld (collection of short stories)
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is “Gifts of wandering ice” a science fiction story about ancient things people find in melting icebergs. It was inspired by climate change and ideas of immortality.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My biggest influence is old Soviet sci-fi where all people are brothers and sisters that care for each other and explore the Universe together as friends and comrades. Most of my own books follow the same tradition.
What are you working on now?
“Gifts of wandering ice” and various translations of my old stories.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Most of my new readers come from ads on ComicAd and TopWebcomics, some come from Twitter and Reddit.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t show your very first books to the public, keep them private. If you are young and inexperienced yet, the first feedback can be crushing.
What are you reading now?
Some textbooks on geology, for my worlbuilding purposes.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
A survival guide, an encyclopedia of medicinal herbs, a book on chemistry, and a book on physics.
Author Websites and Profiles
Olga McArrow Website