Interview with Hande Çayır

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In a small city with a dark family. In order to escape, I have to write.
When did you first start writing?
At the age of 8-9.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Seven years ago, my ex-husband insisted that I change my surname. I was legally Hande Aydın, Mrs. His Name, Mrs. Private Property. Additionally, he wanted to see his surname in unofficial papers—on my business card and in my film credits. My immediate reaction was to refuse. He pushed against my refusal by insisting. Initially, it was like a joke between us. Later, I wrote this book.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My other book is being published soon - in two weeks as hard copy. That book will not be an indie one, however I feel tired of my publication company. They are really professionals -I totally respect- but sometimes we could not agree on the book title or cover. I am really exhausted. That's why, I would like to try this indie way.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I don't know yet. It is a new world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Actually it is not a joy for me --most of the time. I write because I'm silent in my daily routine so I create a space to tell my story.
What do your fans mean to you?
A lot! I want to love and need to be loved almost all the time.
What are you working on next?
A book about mistresses.
Who are your favorite authors?
Sylvia Plath, Tezer Ozlu, Sevim Burak, Virginia Woolf
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My vision on writing and dance.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Dancing, acting, Ph.D, friends...
Published 2015-08-12.
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Books by This Author

Women's Surname Change
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
How do women experience the surname change issue in terms of the protection of equal, legal, social and economic rights? To begin with, I started to think about this question in a larger context when my surname was changed without my consent after my marriage. One day I realized I had two diplomas, each with a different name on it; however, both those people are me.