Please give a warm welcome to horror author Boris Bacic
Tell us a bit about yourself…
My name is Boris Bacic and I’m a horror writer from Serbia. I’m a certified fitness coach and a former language and communications coach. In my free time, I go to the gym, I take creepy late-night walks through parks and forests, and recently I started learning more about botany (balance is important).
Have you always wanted to become an author?
Yes! Ever since I was a child, I used to write stories all the time. As I grew older, I could envision myself sitting in front of a typewriter (now computer) and making my imagination come to life. It’s a job, but it doesn’t feel like one to me.
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
All my inspiration comes from daily life. I see something otherwise mundane, and my mind transforms it into something otherworldly. What if this road is on an endless loop? What if there’s a secret government lab under this abandoned house? What if this mannequin comes to life right now? We all have that kind of imagination; writers just let it run wild.
What are you working on now?
While I can’t reveal the exact story, I can say that the book is based on my hometown, which is number one in suicides in Europe. It will be full of suspense and hair-standing-straight moments that will have you clutching your flashlight like your life depends on it.
Do you have any quirks while working?
For me, it’s important to envision being in the world that I’m creating. Sometimes I listen to ominous horror music while writing to get into the element. I also need a quiet environment. It’s difficult to maintain momentum when you’re constantly interrupted by phone calls and social media notifications.
What are your hopes for the future?
My motto is “I won’t stop writing until I’m either famous or dead.” That path is paved with tiny steps, and for now, the next thing I hope for is getting more recognition for my books – either getting acquired by a major publishing company or having my book adapted into a movie.
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Don’t stop writing.
When I first started publishing my stories, they barely received any recognition. I wrote one more story and told myself that if I didn’t get enough likes, I would quit. Luckily, that story boomed and that helped me launch my first book. Today, I have more than 15 published books and I work full-time as a writer. You never know how close you are to achieving your goals.
Never stop writing.
Do you have anything to say to your followers?
Thank you for all your support. None of this would be possible without you. I receive emails from readers telling me how much they enjoy my stories, and for me, that’s the true joy of writing.