Below you find interview with the Author which has been published at Smashwords


Do you remember the first story you wrote?

Yes, very much so. It was about a young girl discovering secrets that took her to Gabon in Africa. I still remember one scene; it was in an old style English library with Chesterfield furniture and with books from floor to ceiling, it was night and thunderstorm filled the huge windows covering an entire wall from floor to ceiling. Now I get to think about it, not the same room but with many similarities appears in my novel Devil’s Touch some 30 years later. Some inner images are just hard to let go of.


Did you write other novels at that time?

Yes, I did. In all I wrote 5 novels from I was 16 to I was 20, including a fantasy novel inspired by J. R. R. Tolkin and the film Ladyhawke with Michelle Pfeiffer. But times were different back then and I had less patience. The publisher want me to edit the novel, I took it as a rejection. Thinking back maybe it was and maybe it wasn’t. Well, I will never know.


Will any of the 5 novels be published?

Hmm, I still have the fantasy novel dear to my heart, so it might be a candidate. There would be a lot a work involved; I only have it in print, and it would have to be scanned before I could start working on it.


What do you think describe you as an author?

That is a tough question. I think I am a product of the Danish cultural legacy with storytelling in the center, this can be seen in two Danish TV show Forbrydelsen – The Killing in US and Broen – The Bridge where the plot and the story carry the visual part. There are a strong emphasis on the characters and what surround them both in the psychical world but very much also in their inner world. Worlds that are not always as they seem to be, and it is impossible to guess what comes next. I by comparing my writing to these TV shows, I compare the toughness of the characters and that the real world is not always a pretty place; and not everything end well. Some have called the series noir but I love them, I like that universe they take me to – it is recognizable to our time.


Can you in few words describe your writing process?

In few words, I am author?! Okay, I will try. I once wrote a blog post about it, which I called Like Bill The Hobbit. I ended the blog with these words: To me the process is an utter joy, I pack my bag pack and like Bilbo the Hobbit who put one foot in front of the other, I put one word after the other. I think it sums up the way I work. Not very structured like some, but if I work with that much structure the story die in the process. It is like I already told the story and is writing minutes of meeting; which I by the way absolutely hate.


Quotes say a lot about people do you have a favorite one?

Yes, I do.


Will you share it with us?

Off course, I already share it on social media. It is by Albert Camus, who was a France author born in Algeria:

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”


Do you have any last comments?

Yes, I would like to share with you something that surprised me when I published my first novel. When I finish a book I have a clear vision of the book and what my readers will experience, but that is not always what my readers actually experience; and I find that absolutely fantastic. Books are very much an individual experience, every personal; we create images and emotions in our mind based on our memories, our preferences and experience. That is what I love about books; no book is the same for two people. My deepest wish is that my books take the reader by the hand and take them to what I call a bobble of reality.


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