About the Author

I created this blog back in 2007 mainly as a backup for my writing, but soon it turned out to become more than that. Since then I’ve been posting book reviews, some (hopefully helpful) posts on publishing, agents and queries and lots and lots of stuff on writing in general.

“In the Shadows” (referring to the ‘Light’ trilogy that I’m currently writing) has become my main blog and the place I’m talking about my experiences as a writer and things I’m learning as I go along. As you will see this is also a place for the one or other lengthy rant, but hey that’s what blogs are for, aren’t they?

About myself, I’m a 22 year old fantasy writer and Shadows, book 1 of the Light trilogy is my first novel. I’m currently working on editing and rewriting it as well as outlining book 2, Clairvoyance which I’m planning to begin in November 2008, just in time for this year’s Nanowrimo.

Even though English is not my native language (I’ve been living in Germany until just about a year ago), I’ve always enjoyed learning other languages and done a lot with English to the point when it doesn’t make a difference for me anymore whether I’m reading, writing or talking one or the other language. I’m writing in English and if you’re asking me why I’d probably say because it’s ‘easier’ for me in a way. I’ve been reading books in English since 8th grade and somehow the words are just coming more easily this way. It’s in no way a rational explanation and I do intend to translate my books into German at some point, but for now English is the lingua franca πŸ˜‰

Last year I immigrated to the United States where I married my wonderful hubby Stephen (that’s pronounced “Stephan” btw so Steffi&Stephan evoke puns and comments wherever we introduce ourselves :p). So of course you’ll find that occasionally I love to rant about the differences in country and culture here in contrast to where I grew up (it’s funny at times, really).

In August 2008 I’ll start university again (since all my paperwork is done – yay!) and will study at Weber State University to get my BA in secondary education, teaching German and English at High School. Beyond that I fancy the idea of doing some freelance translating (I speak German, English, Latin (yeah you can’t actually speak that, but give me a break :p), Spanish, French, Italian and a little Anchient Greek (did I mention I love dead languages? :p )

General interests are in reading, reading and reading (mostly fantasy), occasional role-playing on the White Tower site, writing my own books (currently working on my first big solo project, the Light triology), my husband (yes, Stephen you’re a hobby :p) and everything creative (I’m a crafty person). On top of that I’m owned by Nazca, the cute, ferocious kitten who definitely lives up to her name (whoever doesn’t get the refernce should read The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch πŸ˜‰

Et voila another lengthy rant… Hopefully you don’t overly mind those and will enjoy the blog πŸ˜€




11 Responses to “About the Author”

  1. dfrucci Says:

    Hey, this is truly an amazing blog. Congratulations and good luck on your work!

  2. nymeria87 Says:

    Glad you like it πŸ˜€ And you just indirectly reminded me to finally update my ‘about’ page, heh πŸ˜‰

    I’ll do that whenever procrastination hits again…

  3. glaize Says:

    Hello there. I came here through WordPress tags. Read through your posts and I love them! They’re good reads! All the best with your first trilogy :]

  4. nymeria87 Says:

    Thanks so much πŸ˜€ Always love to randomly meet people from mall over the world and I’m really happy you like the blog. I do my best to keep it updated (with actual content – more or less) πŸ˜‰

  5. Marcissist Says:

    Really god stuff! πŸ™‚

  6. nymeria87 Says:

    Thanks πŸ˜€

  7. Jason Says:

    Wow, damn it’s been forever since we last talked. I remember Light from the prologue (though I’m sure that it’s been changed a hundred times since I read it) I’ll definately pick it up when it comes out.

  8. nymeria87 Says:

    Yeah, it’s been quite a while. How did you stumble across the blog?

    And yeah, the general premise of Light has been turned all over (twice, actually) and it turned out to be something much better than the original idea. Anyway, nice to see you around again. Catch me here or on msn whenever πŸ˜‰

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  10. chris behrens Says:

    Nice, ran into your blog via Jill Herman’s blog. You published yet?

    • nymeria87 Says:

      Hah, I wish! I sort of went into hibernation for most of the year, but the writing drive has finally come back and I’m currently working on a complete re-write of the original novel. Should be fun and improve the book a lot. Glad to see you around πŸ™‚

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