– I knit. A lot. A LOT.
I never wanted to become an author, that just happened. And here I am.
Children make up stories, to play, to tell each other. All children do, I think. It just stuck with me.
I have this talent of always meeting the right people at the right time. I wrote my first book out of boredom when I was abroad in England, and when I came back, I asked some of my friends to read it and give me some feedback. One of my friends – who is also a writer – passed it on to someone else and that person passed it on and so I found a literary agent.
I think my latest book “vierzehn” was the sixth book. They’re all Young Adult Fiction
7. What inspires you to write? Which authors have inspired you? (Music, art, things in life?)
The tiniest event that nobody else would recognize can be that spark. I like how it is depicted in “Stranger than fiction” where a writer is stuck in a story and all it takes is some apples toppling to the floor to get THE IDEA. So it can be anything, a song, a postcard, a line in a poem, a joke, people I see in the street.
They shouldn’t. I don’t have a message, I am not a messenger, I am a writer. And most of my colleagues agree with me. We’re just here to tell our stories, not to write pamphlets. I leave that whole message-topic to the teachers.
I don’t’. I am not my protagonists, but I listen to them, as they tell me their story. My books are not autobiograhic. But I like my characters a lot. All of them.
“Skinny legs and all” by Tom Robbins
Neil Gaiman – “American Gods”