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Author Interview - Leonora Meriel


I had the great pleasure of interviewing the author of The Woman Behind the Waterfall and today I would like to share it with you. If you would like to read any of Leonora Meriel's works or contact her, all of her information will be linked at the end of this post. Enjoy!


When and why did you begin writing?

I had dreamed of being a writer through my childhood, and wrote a lot of stories and poems growing up, and novel when I was 17. When I graduated from university I had several different jobs, such as working for the United Nations and for a law firm, then starting a business of my own. However when I turned 30, I decided it was the perfect time to give everything to my dream. I left my job, and I’ve been writing full-time ever since.

What have you written so far?

I have written two novels, which could be described as speculative fiction. My first book “The Woman Behind the Waterfall”, is literary fiction mixed with magical realism. It is the story of three generations of women in a Ukrainian village, and how each generation finds happiness. My second novel, “The Unity Game”, is literary fiction mixed with science fiction with metaphysical / philosophical elements. My main goal when writing a book is to create something original that will push the boundaries of fiction, whether with techniques, settings, characters or other elements.

Who is your favorite character in your book and why?