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:
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?
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.