This is me

Hello, my name is Anna Katmore, and I love writing stories.

The nitty-gritty:

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 four  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 notebook and my wonderful husband.

I’ve been a storyteller all my life. Already in kindergarten, I came up with the most exotic fantasies and tales. My teacher used to call me a liar back then. Today, I call it the cornerstone of my writing career – and the beginning of another lovely gift.

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 wanted if only I never stopped dreaming.

That’s also part of what I teach my students in writing and spiritual 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 to 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. I can’t deny that on some days, I prefer my book characters over real people, but there’s not a single day going by where I wouldn’t try to find magic in reality. And when I’m alone, I love to listen to the many stories of the wind in a mystic mid-summer night.

So you see, I’m lucky enough to 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…