Interview with Julia Averbeck

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing as a child when I wrote Fan Fictions to continue the stories of books I read.
How do you approach cover design?
I normally picture how a cover should look like in my head while I write the book. I take tons of pictures, so I use my own pictures for my book covers. Then I just play around with effects and fonts and when I'm happy, I use the final picture as my cover.
What do your fans mean to you?
I'm glad about every comment I get from the people who read my books and I like to communicate with them. It makes me happy when people are moved by my books.
What do you read for pleasure?
That's quite a mix of different books. I love crime stories but also romances, especially the ones playing in Scotland. Most of the times, I read fiction but sometimes I read non-fiction as well. I love mystery and Science Fiction books and I read many young adult books.
The only genre I don't really like are horror books.
Who are your favorite authors?
There are just too many to mention them all but some of my all time favourites are JRR Tolkien, Diana Gabaldon, Patricia Cornwell and Kelley Armstrong.
Published 2013-09-01.
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Books by This Author

At the End of the Bar
Price: Free! Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
"At the End of the Bar" is a short play in four acts which tells the story of Joel and his second home "The Sleeping Bear".
Like a Bunch of Flowers
Price: Free! Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Poems are a bit like flowers. Either you like them or you don’t but they always let you feel something when you read them.
Searching for Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 13,230. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
What is Christmas? This question is the beginning of a great adventure for the little bear and his friends. Will they find the answer? An advent calendar book with one story each day until Christmas.
Being dead isn't always so bad
Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Plays » Women Authors
Why is there a dead man in Felicity's and Maude's living room and how can a cat help to solve the case?
February
Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Have you ever thought about fruits? Now you can read about them. "February" is a collection of 29 drabbles inspired by fruits. One story for every day in February.
Different kinds of Death
Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Death is a part of our life and it can have so many different faces. Sometimes it can be funny, like Death in the Discworld novels, it can be scary but most of the times it is sad.
September
Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
What happens when you draw a word every day in September and let it inspire you to write a story with exactly 100 words? You will find out when you read this book.
Friendships hurt
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Meet Mary-Ann Maloni and find out why she thinks a close friendship with a guy is not possible. A short read for in between. (~1200 words)
In my dream
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00)
In my dream is a collection of five very short but also very different short stories which I have written over the last couple of years.
This Summer
Price: Free! Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.60)
Sarah goes on leave with her friends but she didn't expect to find love during her holidays.
7 reasons to fall in love with Stockholm
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(4.50)
In 2010 I lived in Stockholm for half a year and got to know it a bit better. Now I want to tell you something about the reasons why I fell in love with this beautiful city.
Dreams of Love and Loneliness
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00)
This is a collection of poems about dreams, love and loneliness.