I’m a versatile writer whose books span various genres.
My first venture into publishing is The Storyteller Speaks and this a collection of short stories, flash fiction and poetry. Published in January 2018 The Storyteller Speaks has received over twenty-five glowing reviews on Amazon.
Oskar’s Quest, my second book, is a beautifully illustrated children’s book for younger children (and all young at heart!). Oskar’s Quest is an engaging story of adventure and courage.
I have also completed one more story for children which is as yet unpublished.
Island Girl, my first full-length novel, is in its final edits and I’m looking forward to publishing this in due course.
Writing has been a passion since childhood although it is only in the past few years that I have seriously started to write fiction.
Initially, a writing course gave me encouragement and direction with my writing. Furthermore, the tutor recommended blogging and in January 2015 I set up my blog, Annika Perry’s Writing Blog. I never imagined the friendships I would make and I’ve been overwhelmed with the warmth and incredible support from people around the world.
In spring 2014 I won First Prize in a Writing Magazine’s Short Story Competition which was a fantastic surprise and joy. Furthermore, I was short-listed for an Ink Tears Short Story Competition the same year.
The recognition of my writing ability outside of my family and friends was a huge boost to my self-confidence and as a result, I started the mammoth undertaking of writing my first novel.
Meanwhile, in early 2017 I was greatly encouraged by my friends and writers to publish some of my numerous short stories in a book. It was with great excitement and sense of achievement to launch the publication of my first book, The Storyteller Speaks, in December 2017 with the paperback released in January 2018.
The latter part of 2018 and throughout 2019 was busy with the realisation of a dream project, to publish a children’s book. Like so many parents, my son when young would request a bedtime story. These I tended to make up and a couple became his and my personal favourites. I revisited one of these stories and after much rewriting, editing and finding a wonderful illustrator, Oskar’s Quest was ready!
Overall my road to publication has been circuitous and aided by the support of my family and friends.
After gaining my BA Honours Degree in German Language and Literature from the University of Leeds I started working as a journalist. Following a serious illness, I changed career and gained a position as Administration Manager for a busy timber import company. I worked here for many years before leaving to pursue my passion for writing.
I am now a full-time writer, blogger and book reviewer.
I was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and at the age of six, moved to the UK with my family where we settled near Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Since then I have moved many times but now live in a small village in North Essex, England with my husband and occasionally my son, when he returns during university holidays.
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Author Website / Blog: https://annikaperry.com/
Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Annika-Perry/e/B0789NNWFX/
“Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times.”