Interview with Daniela Krieger

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Every new day is a new opportunity to do great things.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love traveling and photography and I spent as much time as I can with my two dogs.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small, bavarian town in the south of Germany called Landshut. There wasn't too much to do and this got me into writing. When I wasn't roaming around the city with my friends, I created my own, exciting worlds for entertainment.
When did you first start writing?
At the age of twelve.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No, I started reading at an early stage and I read a lot of books but what I remember is, that I learned something from each one of the characters: nothing is impossible.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I re-wrote the second Harry Potter book and added a new character to it (myself, of course). I was twelve back then and these books got me into writing.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to share my worlds with the readers, provide adventures for them to go on, wherever they are and show, especially the younger people, that internet, tv and smartphone aren't everything - reading is thrilling, as well.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.K. Rowling, I grew up with Harry Potter and just love her books. Stephen Leather, I'm a big fan of the Jack Nightingale series. Bill Bryson, a walk in the woods is a great book and last but not least: Cody McFadyen. the Smoky Barrett books are thrilling.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It shows the struggle of a person, confronted with an all new and frighting situation, how this person grows with the situation and how certain things can change you.
What are you working on next?
Currently, I'm working on the second part of the Sophia Bellé series and getting everything done for publishing the second part in the middle of November 2015.
Describe your desk
Most of the time, I'm writing on my balcony. Cuddling up in a blanket if it's rainy or enjoying the sun while writing. If it's too cold I'm in my study. My desk is old an wooden, with lots of papers on it, where I write down new ideas, names and anything else.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly crime thrillers. Everything that's entertaining and has that little twist that makes you want to read more.
Published 2015-09-16.
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