“I’m an Austrian lass – uncomplicated and up to anything fun!”
Hello, my name is Alice Winter, but some of you also know me as Anna Katmore. I love writing stories and, a few years ago, I got the wonderful chance to turn my passion into my business.
Let me begin by saying I grew up in Vienna – not by free will but because my parents decided to move there when I was only 4 years old. I hated the city, everything about it. So right after graduation, I moved back to the country side where I settled down with a nice husband and an awesome laptop. (The laptop came first!)
I’ve been a storyteller all my life. Already in kindergarten, I came up with the most exotic fantasies and tales. My teacher back then called me a liar. Today, I call it the cornerstone of my writing career.
People always told me: you can’t make a living with being an author. But after my first novella PLAY WITH ME came out and shot straight to the stars within the first week, I knew I could do anything I want if only I never stopped dreaming.
That’s also part of what I teach my students in writing workshops today. Always dream big! If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.
Some personal stuff:
“I’m writing stories because I can’t breathe without.”
Disney is my attitude towards life, and if I could I’d save the world from itself. My patronus is a wolf, my wand the broken twig of an apple tree, 13 ¾ inches with a unicorn hair core. Glitter on my shoes is a must, though I don’t really care for Cinderella’s glass slippers. Too risky that something might break.
So you see, most of the time, I live in an enchanting world of my own. It’s peaceful there and full of magical things, fairies and wonders. You’re welcome to follow me there – if you’re ready to open up your mind and leave everything you learned about reality behind. But beware, if you dare to step through this door, you may never want to leave again…