Why do you write?: I have a hard time expressing my emotions, so writing means a great deal for me, because it’s my way to show how I feel. It helps me get through hard times, bad days or some confusion or problems. It’s also my way to relax or to let off some steam. I always loved books, because they are able to lead us away from reality into a whole new world and creating something like that is the best thrill there is…
Describe where you write.: Mostly at home (on the bed or in my totally awesome armchair)
Who or what is your muse?: Well, you could say that life is my muse. Most of the things I write come from own experiences…
Three wishes . . .: making my hobby (writing) into my one and only job, a ski chalet in the alps, being able to honestly say that I’m happy and live without regrets
Favorite childhood book, and why?: “Guess how much I love you” by Sam McBratney; I probably loved it so much, because I always had a thing for rabbits. They are just so cute!
Explain when is your ideal time to write.: I guess my ideal time to write is when I want to write. I’m not the kind of person who writes a story-outline or sits down and goes “now I’m going to wrote something”. As soon as I get an idea I write it down and that can be whenever…
Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.: Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling; I know it’s a bit of a cheat, because it’s a series (and if I would have to choose I would pick the third one ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), but I could read all of them over and over again. And of the sake of honest, it’s what I do. I think I read all of them at least four times. For me, Harry Potter is just awesome and a genius idea. And honestly, who wouldn’t want to go to Hogwarts?!
E-book or print? Why?: Print. Apart from the fact that I think it’s more comfortable to read, I just like the way it feels. Having a book in my hands and seeing all of them on the shelves is just something entirely different than owning an e-reader.
What would you like readers to take away from your writing?: I hope that my readers can identify themselves with the characters or with some aspects of the stories and therefore learn that they are not alone and that the most important thing is to stand up for themselves and be true to who they are. In the end, it’s not about how many books I’ve sold or how many ‘fans’ I have. It’s about the people that can honestly say, that my books mean something special to them because they learned something from it or because it helped them through a hard time. That’s what is important to me!