Victor Roswell was born in the city of San José, Costa Rica. His fondest memories transport him to the coffee plantations that still existed at the time in the capital city, where he grew imagining grand adventures ad creating fantastic worlds. It was during these childhood years where he began witnessing the transformation of a city that blended into the green and blue of its native flora and fauna, to a place covered now in the grays and blacks of concrete and asphalt.
Victor studied at the University of Costa Rica where he obtained his Law Degree. He is currently engaged in advising and consulting on legal matters.
During his primary and secondary years he developed an affinity for the study of literature, in particular works of adventure and fantasy drew his interest, ancient history was also a favorite, not only allowing him to travel to unexplored terrain, discover fascinating characters or immerse himself in dangerous adventures but also by allowing for a more complete comprehension of the civilizations and cultures that for better or for worse have shaped the modern world.
Over the years he has delved into Costa Rica’s often enigmatic history. For example, the almost perfectly spherical stones that appear across the territory, and the possible social, religious or astronomical significance of these amongst the inhabitants that disappeared before the arrival of the Spaniards. Or why indeed did those pre-Columbian cultures of both Northern and Southern America detain themselves at the frontiers of this territory.
For Victor, writing allows his characters and the worlds they inhabit, escape the limits of his imagination, not from benevolence but since this way they will leave him in peace. Just as in real life, some characters are held closer to his heart than others, some are merely appreciated and others he simply does not like but he tries to get along with them for the sake of the story. Via his novels Victor aims not only to keep alive the type of novels that fuelled his imagination, but also to draw attention to the dangers involved with the savage exploitation of natural resources, which eventually ends up affecting all humans. It is for this reason that the extinction of the Golden Toad and the relevance of its absence from the song of life is of such importance in this first novel.