Huh... I'd have to say: the chance to let out some steam without breaking stuff in the process. That and the fact that, to me, it's like therapy. When I get pissed or depressed or whatever that translates into oddly calm characters on paper, well screen actually. It's like all that nasty energy flows out and turns into something puffy and cute (think magic spell on wrong).
Or in simpler terms: writing gives me the chance to let go and be me.
What do your fans mean to you?
Sure every writer dreams of seeing his or her books everywhere and have people talk about and fall in love with them. but thats not it for me. Would I kill to have that? Hell yeah! But there's more to it. And once I can put my finger on it, I'll let you know! :)
Who are your favorite authors?
Uhm.... I think I'd better pass on that or we'll be here for a week, if not more!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Considering I write in bed.... nothing. :D
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Talking to friends, watching Movies, Series and reading books.
I know, I know it's nothing mind-blowingly original. Sorry to disappoint!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have the HORRIBLE habit of being extremely reluctant, when it comes to trying out new reads. But, sometimes, I just swap suggestions with my friends :) and most of the time its a good read :)
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not a story, it was a poem. My take on reality and life. It was... dark, then again all teenage writings are!
What is your writing process?
Don't got one. Either my fingers agree with me and a few pages come out, or not.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Beauty and the Beast, my mum used to read it to me as a bedtime story, along with other Disney's.Hell, I still dream of having Belle's kinda luck.
How do you approach cover design?
I always wanted an illustrated Cover, so I researched, and researched and researched until I found an AMAZING Illustrator I can't afford, then I found mine. And while I love her, I still dream of one day affording the other one.
A girl's gotta dream, right?
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly Paranormal. I love Vampires, Dragons and the like. Big fan of YA and NA.
Give me a good book and I'm done in 2 days max. Give me a bad book and u'll never hear the end of it!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Laptop. I love reading with calibre. Don't care for Kindle or Nook.
Describe your desk
U mean my nightstand? Okay, Uhm... my Laptop, the 6 external HD's, Pringles extra hot&spicey, a couple sodas + bottles of water.
When did you first start writing?
10 years ago. In biology class.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Walter Moers - Die Stadt der träumenden Bücher (The City of Dreaming Books). Amazing writing, unexpected plot twists in a unique word revolving around books.
Jonathan Stroud - the Bartimaeus Series. Sarcastic demon. fun dialogs and hilarious footnotes.
Der Erdbeerpflücker (For the life of me I can't remember the author)
Justin Somper - the Vampirates - it just stuck with me over the years... :)
There are of course a million other I still fondly remember and enjoy rereading.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up moving around a lot. Mostly between Germany and Oman, so I used pieces from all over to craft my book.
What's the story behind your latest book?
If I told u that it would spoil the surprise!
Lol, just kidding, I honestly don't know where to start... I focused more on the characters and their thoughts rather than anything else, so I guess u could say it's about finding urself.
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