Inge H. Borg

Biography

Inge H. Borg was born and raised in Austria. Her early love of reading made her dream of far-away places. Encouraged by her parents, she left home at eighteen to study languages in London, Paris and Moscow. A job transfer from Vienna to Chicago led to becoming a US citizen.

After working on both coasts, Borg now lives in Arkansas where she devotes most of her time to writing. So far, she has published seven books, including the three-volume "Legends of the Winged Scarab." She deftly switches from historical fiction about Ancient Egypt to a modern thriller with lots of action, adventure & suspense. The third book plunges into a dystopian world following a volcanic eruption. Two more books are planned for the series, the last to reach back to 6500 BC.

Borg is a staunch supporter of her Indie-writer colleagues and often highlights the best on her two blogs: devilwinds.blogspot.com and ingehborg.blogspot.com.

Naturally, there she also talks about her own writing. A usually reserved lady, this is one area where she dares to drop some hints. Like, hoping for reviews ... hint, hint. Be sure to read excerpts from her books, and musings about the trials and tribulations of an Indie author.

Smashwords Interview

While English is not your first language, I found your writing not only flawless, but lyrical as well as humorous, with a spark of mischief. Actually, you know English better than many native-speakers. Tell us about your life.
I am an old Austrian mountain goat (think Heidi), but left home on a long train ride when I was 18 to do the “au pair-thing,” first in London and then in Paris. An opportunity opened up and I worked a year in Moscow at the French Embassy (Talk about intrigues. Perhaps better not.)

I actually vacationed in Sochi (recently of Olympic fame). This is interesting because I left Russia for a great job at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck from where I was transferred to Vienna to help prepare for the Tokyo Games; alas, I had to wait for another 8 years before I got there on a tour.

In Vienna, a new company recognized me as a ‘gypsy’ and sent me to Chicago. After three years, my heels itched and I moved to Boston. Loved that town! However, a former NYC multi-national corporation beckoned and I moved to New Hampshire to join the ranks of “them,” meaning that if you were recognized as one of “them,” the price went up as soon as you entered an antique store.

During another frigid winter, somebody said that I would love San Diego with its good opera and palm trees. That was enough for me...except that my boss cautioned that 'in California, they are all crazy and young.' Heck, I wasn’t even dead yet. Sold my little house, gave the cat away (he rejoined me via American Airlines six months later), and drove my little Opel cross-country. And what a grandiose country it is!

After I managed to buy a townhouse loft in La Jolla, that Jewel of the Pacific Coast, I thought I had died and gone to heaven – I also thought I would never leave it. You know what they say! Okay, it was time to come down from my lofty existence, and I searched the Internet for a little house I might like with high ceilings and a garage. Anywhere on a lake. “Anywhere” turned out to be in the Foothills of the Ozarks. I mean, Arkansas.

Off I went. This time in an older Volvo and with my old cat. House turned out to be perfect. While I am not right on the lake, I look out over a golf course. Alas, once again, it is colder than I had imagined and I dream of warm ocean breezes and tropical islands. Who knows what the future holds. Aren’t you sorry now you asked?
Many of your books include exotic locations and, in your historical fiction novel, faraway times. Obviously, you are a sophisticated lady who has traveled a lot and experienced much hinting of some dashes of intrigue.
Thank you for your kind words. Now that my head is bigger, i.e. swelled, I am only too happy to answer your questions.
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Where to find Inge H. Borg online


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Books

After the Cataclysm
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Series: Legends of the Winged Scarab, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,300. Language: American English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A supervolcano explodes. A ghost ship becomes the battleground for survival. Naunet Wilkins and her husband Jonathan accept an offer from archaeologist Jabari El-Masri, a fugitive from Egypt. Did he barter his Golden Tablets and his American friends for his own exile? Naunet must translate the ancient curses for a South American billionaire. As another ill-wind blows, will she find her answer?
Shadow Love
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Disillusioned, Monika Lenz needs to escape. From the city. From her job. From deceitful lovers. A year in a Sierra Nevada mountain cabin should bring the attractive fifty-year-old back on track. There, she hopes to find beauty and serenity and peace. When shadows invade her sanctuary, she fails to cope. Foreboding and relentless, they grasp at her. Can she find love at last?
Pasha, From Animal Shelter to A Sheltered Life
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,430. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
When the flaming-orange tom was brought to the local animal shelter, he was messy. And he stank. That darn cat never took his eyes off me. They were not quite green and not quite yellow; they were round, and alert, and reflected light like precious stones set in orange gold. ‘Don’t even think about it,’ I told him. I already had two cats.
Edward, Con Extraordinaire, Stories of Deceit
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Price: Free! Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Edward is, oh, so very British; a dreamboat of a man, especially to the well-to-do middle-aged ladies he courts. He makes their fantasies come true. Their gifts are bestowed upon him freely as they blush from brow to breast. Unbeknownst to them, however, the dapper Edward has his own dreams full of deceit and mystery. And still, they believe this conman’s stories, and willingly support him.
Sirocco, Storm over Land and Sea
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Series: Legends of the Winged Scarab, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,520. Language: American English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sirocco, Storm over Land and Sea, is a present-day thriller with tie-ins to the Author's historical fiction saga Khamsin, The Devil Wind of The Nile. As a novel, Sirocco stands alone. Cairo Museum's missing inventories are questioned by Morsi-followers. Director Jabari El-Masri entices Egyptologist Naunet Klein to Egypt to decipher ancient tablets predating the first dynasty.
Moments of the Heart, A Book of Poems and Short Prose
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
This 40-page volume of poetry and short stories will provide moments of reflection, laughter, and reading enjoyment to those who appreciate the melody of a sentence, the cadence of a rhyme, and the revelation of good prose.
Khamsin, The Devil Wind of The Nile
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Series: Legends of the Winged Scarab, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 153,150. Language: American English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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This historical fiction saga was selected as an Editor’s Choice in the August 2012 of the prestigious Historical Novels Review. "...Borg’s narrative structure is as supple as it is strong; this is a big book in every way (except in your luggage: it’s a well-designed e-book), sprawling, ambitious, and marvelously executed. It’s enthusiastically recommended.”

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