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Soon: My First Novella Published

By Britt Malka | Upcoming Books

Dec 10

Somewhere deep down inside myself, I never thought that day would happen.

I wanted to write a novel, but most of the time it was just a faint dream. And the few times I did something about it, I wrote a couple of chapters and then hated my work.

If it hadn't been for a course I stumbled upon, I probably would still be dreaming.

Allow me to present the cover for my first novella:

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Tina Adams has created this cover, and she's really worked on the details. You'll understand when you read the story.

The story takes place in 1851 in Texas, and it's a romantic cozy mystery.

Actually, it's the prelude to a series that takes place in modern age, and I've written nine out of the 12 chapters of the first book in that series.

What do you think?

About the Author

When I was around five years old, I went with my father to work sometimes, and I always loved that they offered me a typewriter and paper.



That white paper... all those possibilities! A year or so later, my parents gave me a light-brown typewriter made out of plastic. One of those things that was made for children. With it I typed stories and fairy tales and used my imagination. Later I got a real typewriter (still not electric, though) and I kept typing. My biggest dream was to become a writer. High-school killed my imagination, but I discovered a new-found love for writing non-fiction. For several years, though, I almost didn't write. I worked in a bank for six month, studied medicine, worked in a supermarket, worked as a childminder, as a secretary and book keeper for a lawyer, before I finally dropped my day-job for good and started to write books. My books were non-fiction books, and they were published through a couple of Danish publishing houses. I also sold two short stories (out of the three I wrote) to two of the biggest Danish magazines. Until recently that was the only fiction I could boast about, because I struggled to write a novel. That's all over and done with, luckily. I grew up in Denmark (and Germany for 3 years), but in 2000 I left to live in France. We stayed there until June 2011, where my husband, son, cat, dog and I moved to Israel. When I write today, I have a view over the blue see, the blue sky and the ever-shining sun.

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