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When did you start writing?
Five years ago, I wrote my first book "Der kleine Modelguide" the German version of Keep Smiling.
What makes writing your passion?
I am an actor and model and not "really" an author, but I can imagine writing a book again in a few years. But that would certainly be a guide again.
How long have you been writing?
What was the feeling when you published your first book?
I was very proud and satisfied to bring the project to an end.
What’s the story behind your choice of characters?
It's a career guide, so no fictional characters! ;-)
What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?
As I said, I'm an actress but I think it's a similar journey.
You have to learn to deal with rejection. It is quite normal to get a lot of rejections from publishers, just like as an actor or model has many auditions before getting a job. That's not something that really annoys me, but you have to learn to deal with it constructively.
How do you get over the “writer’s block”?
Just personally to me, yoga and meditation is a great way to get out of your head and start over again with fresh energy.
We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?
Endurance! And don't give up. If you don't give up, you will be successful in the end!
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
Don't justify yourself, go your way with a smile on your face.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?
Yes, I read all of them! If it's constructive it's absolutely okay to get also bad reviews.
What is the feeling when you get a good review?
That's a very good feeling and I really appreciate every single one. But it's really hard to get reviews.
Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
My book is biographical so there are indeed some stories from my real life.
Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?
What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?
As long as you don't have a well-known name, the "packaging" is always important.
Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?
I love to chat and connect with my readers, I did some readings in Germany and would love to do the same with the English-speaking audience. I hope I'll get the chance to do this in the near future.
How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?
I'm proud and grateful.
Who is your favorite author? Why?
What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?
Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?
I rewrote my book in March 2020 before it was translated into English. On the one hand, because a lot can happen in one industry in 5 years, and on the other, because I wanted to go deeper and be more personal.