Interview with Art Saborio, Author of Shadow Realm

29 Jun 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Shadow Realm?

Since I was a kid, I loved all things horror and paranormal. Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Clive Barker are just some of my inspirations. I love how they twist something normal into the terrifying. I watched many Angels, Demons, and Exorcists movies. One of my favorites is Constantine. I did not want to write a book about the same old demon and angel storyline. I wanted to create a story that took the reader beyond what humans understand about these beings and crafted the storyline into a paranormal romance.

With the Shadow Realm, I take apart the relationship between a demon and an angel and allow them to tell us about their existence from their point of view. Are they indeed what humans make them out to be, or do they have a much deeper reason for their existence? I answer all these questions and more in my paranormal romance fictional novel, Shadow Realm.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Shadow Realm, what would they be?

Etta James, At Last.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

My favorite genres to read are Horror and Fantasy. They are different than what I write.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

The Law of Nines and The Historian.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

My favorite part of writing my book was coming up with the origins of the Shadow Demons.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I always have a large mug of green tea on my desk to sip on when I write. It helps me with writer’s block.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

“A life lived in fear is a life half lived.”

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Not everything you see or hear is the truth. Life is like a book. Most of us see only the book cover. Yet some are fearless and open the cover to see what is inside.


Art Saborio is the author of the new book Shadow Realm

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