About the Author
She’s first learned English when she was eight and already fell in love with writing since she was seven. She was born in Jakarta in the year of 1980 and spent her childhood there until the age of 12 before moved to Indramayu. After graduated from High School, she continued her education in Bandung and took Tourism Management majority at Bandung Tourism of Institute (Enhaii). Between her college schedules, she kept writing, mostly with her experience spent in Solo and Yogyakarta. And after graduated from Enhaii, she worked at a bookstore and that made her more familiar with books and publishing. After got married and had kids, she returned to Indramayu and started to do online jobs for freelance translating and made her own blog.
The year 2009 was the first time she published her work on the internet before finally getting published. Some of her friends encouraged her to publish her first romance novel and this novel is her first published work. She has some other manuscripts and getting work to publish it.
What inspires you to write romance books?
Well, I have soft spot for romance and mostly you can combine romance with other genres.
Tell us about how you write:
Usually the idea comes first and then the plot. Sometimes some ideas appear during the writing process, so I write my ideas in different file before putting it together with the full manuscript.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I write in first person point of view, so I feel like I am the character.
What advice would you give other writers?
It’s all right to be cheesy because in romance you can do anything. Even a bad boy can become a sappy. Just write with the characters you pictured.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
A lot of my friends love to read my stories and they encouraged me to publish it. After getting a printed version although it’s only for local market, one of my readers overseas asked me whether I make an ebook version or not. That was when I decided to go ebook self publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it’s going to be greater.
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print