A. E. Walnofer


A.E. Walnofer presently lives with her husband and daughter in a tall, narrow house. Each hot, dry summer, the three of them sit around and dream about lush, green, fern-edged hiking trails.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
My mom has an audio tape of three-and-a-half-year-old me telling a story that I made up. I'm pleased to say that the tale actually makes sense.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm fascinated with the fact that people have been "only human" throughout time. One thousand years ago, some woman in present-day France was embarrassed about the size of her feet. Two hundred years ago, a teenage boy in present-day Japan celebrated that he was chosen to attend a prestigious school far from his home. In the early 1800s in England, I'm sure there were plenty of wealthy young men who had horrible mothers, and a lot of highly intelligent young women who were forced into servitude just to survive. Years ago, I started to think about two such characters living in the same palatial home and what their interactions might be like, and what they might evolve into over time.
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A Girl Called Foote
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,090. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Set in England in the 1800s, this is the coming-of-age story of two remarkable people leading very different lives. Misfortune requires the very clever Lydia to seek work as a maid. From the moment mischievous Sir Jonathan catches her reading books she is supposed to be dusting, he is intrigued. Thus begins a clandestine relationship that is, for both of them, amusing, confusing and enlightening.

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