A. K. Amherst


Born and raised in Austria, I travelled the world from a young age. This influenced my writing, which relates to history and cultures of foreign countries. Intensive research is part of my job, and I really love this job. You want to be taken into another setting and experience life from a different angle? Then I am the writer for you.

As a business graduate, I never really fitted into the number-driven accountant-stereotype. Despite all these boring business lectures, my creative spirit was not broken. In the end I managed to find my spot within the vast world of business: in marketing. My job has given me the opportunity to work with a bunch of creative people and learn a lot from them.

Besides writing and traveling, I like to try new hobbies. I have been to archery classes, African drum classes, and Hot Yoga classes. For me, staying curious is essential for inspiration.

As broad as my interests are my portfolio includes short stories, travel blog articles, and my first book, Belfast Central.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Graz, Austria and was traveling a lot from a young age - mostly with my grandparents. They taught me a lot about foreign countries and cultures which influenced my writing immensely.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was 9 years old. I had this kid book series that I loved reading. But the writer was not writing as fast as I could read so I ran out of material at some point. That's when I started to make up my own stories with those characters and eventually wrote them down.
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Where to buy in print


Belfast Central Book Trailer
Ryan Goodwin is searching for the man who saved his life. Will you join him on this dangerous adventure?


Belfast Central
Price: $9.21 USD. Words: 119,100. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Belfast 1993: The pacifistic paramedic Ryan gets involved in a shooting at the Belfast Central Station and barely makes it out alive. He starts searching for the man who saved his life and gets dragged into the world of paramilitaries. While his morals slowly start to fade, Ryan is forced to take sides in a war he always refused to be a part of.

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