📚 In Depth✏
Author Of Paranormal Fantasy
Where are you from?
I was born in the Transvaal, South Africa as the eldest girl, with 4 brothers following after me. Needless to say, I grew up a bit of a ‘tomboy’ with the ‘anything you can do I can do better’ attitudes towards boys.
I have been with my gorgeous husband for 20+ years, and our daughter is an phenomenal artist at the age of 18!
I am not natively English – Afrikaans is my birth language – though I am married to the Englishman [as my family calls him] and my daughter does not speak my home-language at all.
My education appears to be a bit random, but for most part, I bartered my courses in order to complete my Uni credits. Because of this, I became a Ship Captains Medical officer – I’ve lived on the streets – and I’ve managed to still come out the other side with my formal education nowhere near Literacy and Writing!
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Writers write. I never saw it as a title, but as an action. Every time I wrote something [my favorite was school essays!] I was a writer. It only dawned on me two years ago, that it is a ‘thing’ – a real ‘thing’, not just something someone does. I guess that is when I started thinking in those terms.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I’ve always loved vampires – like, the old old old movies and books. Then one weekend I read all the twilight books, AND watched all the movies. Needless to say I was in a bid of a fog for a week after… Then, one evening I sat down and was just going to write an essay, like a fan-fic you know? Well, four epic novels later, I am not in the fog anymore and I’m far from done.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
As always, a big thank you. Readers are the cornerstone of the book world. They are the foundations upon which we build our dream-worlds. There aren’t enough words to tell the readers how important they are – and for as long as they are reading, then we can dream!
Best of luck with your writing Adri. Hidden Carmina is getting some fantastic reviews and I appreciate the interview!! You have a unique, interesting background-especially to someone like me, who’s never experienced life outside of the U.S. P.S. I did a double-take when I read that you were 43 years old-you definitely don’t look it!!