Interview with Ana Linden

Who are your favorite authors?
Franz Kafka and Pascal Bruckner. But one cannot overlook the happier days, when almost guilty pleasures like Dan Brown or David Lodge are the best choices.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, it was something about a talking duck. I was just a child and I felt terribly offended that the ducks in the country didn't speak to me too :-)
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I always hoped to find the time and willpower to write a novel and once I managed to do it, I found this to be the easiest way to publish it.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I've always perceived writing as a sort of almost therapeutic outlet.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I don't have a choice, so what can one do but start everything all over again each and every morning?... Besides, it can always be worse, no matter what, so depression is not an option.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Sadly enough, I do. It won me some vague writing award at school, but I never thought much of it.
What is your writing process?
Process?... Writing is mostly something I do for myself, so it's generally random and fragmented, depending entirely on mood and time.
Published 2014-01-15.
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Books by This Author

Albatross
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,150. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
There are no villains and no heroes, only people caught in a pivotal moment. One’s life course can be deviated in an instant and choices are often instinctive, not rational. Imperfect characters struggle with their duality and evolution, their reactions are the product of violence, physical and emotional abuse, neurosis, but also of love, hope and melancholy. Fear is what they have in common.
Glass Slippers and Stilettos
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,660. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Regina is the woman people love to hate and hate to love. Behind the gorgeous, demurred façade lurk selfish ambition and a desperate need to find her happily ever after. The search for a man to rescue her follows a sinuous, obscure, but entertaining path. She is no innocent princess, Prince Charming can be a beast in disguise and modern-day happy endings are nothing like their fairy tale version.
Parallel Lives
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,740. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Young, independent and beautiful, Amalia perceives her interactions with various men as a way to escape the mundane aspects of her life, reach indisputable moments of happiness and preserve her freedom. Loneliness is often revered and couple life is viewed as a dreaded, oppressive side of life, but constant introspection often makes Amalia question the validity of her values.