About the Author – Anya Valentino

This is My Story…

– I came to North Hollywood as a stranger to dance, enjoy some vacation time, and get away from the everyday life in Denmark as a businesswoman helping entrepreneurs living out their dreams – but not focusing on my own.

One afternoon, I went to order my usual tea and cookie at Starbucks as I then met a wise, old man. His name was Elliott. I had never seen him before, and he didn’t know anyone that could possibly have known me either.

Elliott looked profoundly at me and told me with his big, brown eyes: “You’re a Poet!”

He pierced my soul to the core, and I just looked stunned at the stranger. Who was I to deny him those words? I knew deep down that they were true! –

‘Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’

In my first and newly released novel ‘Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’ the young protagonist, Enya Utzon, truly lives the recipe for happiness! Or does she really, when it comes down to what really matters in life? It’s up to YOU as the reader to determine that!

“Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen, is  a well-written and absorbing tale. The author adroitly targets the social strains and stresses of high school life even for those on the top of the proverbial heap.” – Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Read more about the novel ‘Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’ here and download a FREE sample.

Me as an Author

I’m a Danish-American published writer of mainly YA fiction giving my characters a colorful edge making them unpredictable and fun. My novels tell my stories from different character’s viewpoint underlining the fact that reality is always subjective.

I write as a creative outlet and often I don’t even know myself in what direction the story will take me. It makes it fun that way for me as well as my readers adding that dash of irony, dramatic twist, suspense, romance underlined by my sarcastic sense of humor. You never know where the story or the characters might take you!

Personally, I’m married to an eccentric American Artist and Idealist. I have a spontaneous and busy lifestyle as a consultant and strategic project manager. But also hosting and attending social dinner parties, events, writing on my upcoming novels, short stories, copywriting and social media news, writing international published articles about Customer Experience while looking for the perfect pair of heels, and traveling whenever I get the opportunity. I’m a businesswoman and a new mom of two adorable twins, so nothing ever get boring on the home front either.

Read my Author Interview here
Interview by Self-Publishing Review

Follow Me on Social Media

On Instagram you can check out pictures of my life as an author seeking inspiration for my upcoming books and the creative process of writing as well as read updates and get insight about the novel ‘Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’ and the Teen Queen, Enya Utzon, quotes and excerpts from the novel, reviews and interviews.
Instagram: Anya Valentino

On my Twitter account I post info about reviews, book bubbles, blurbs, interviews, awards, book signings and more in realtime.
Twitter: Anya Valentino

On Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’s Facebook page you can read the latest news, promotions, competitions and posts about the book or me as an author. You can share any of the post and also leave a comment if you like.
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On Goodreads you can read about me as an author and see all the latest reviews of my book as well as whom in your network is currently reading it! You can even ask me a direct question as an author or about my novels if you wish.
Goodreads: Anya Valentino

On Readers’ Favorite you can read professional reviews of ‘Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’ and get more insight about the book.
Readers’ Favorite: Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen

On Amazon’s Author Central you can read general author info, reviews of my novels, and buy the book for your Kindle as well as posting your personal opinion about a purchased book.
Amazon’s Author Central: Anya Valentino

Review & Interview Policy

If you’re a book reviewer/bibliophile/blogger and would like to review my latest novel ‘Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’ or interview me as an indie author, please contact me directly on my e-mail: anja@anyavalentino.com and I will send you a FREE copy of the ebook in either the ePub or mobi format (so please specify) along with a cover photo of the book and an author picture. For posts on Instagram I have a special square version of the book cover, so let me know if you’re interested in this for a post about your review of the novel.

When posting a review or interview on your own blog, Website, Instagram or Twitter, it is preferred that you also post it on Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes & Nobles if possible as well as on social media tagging me and using the hashtag #AnyaValentino or simply adding @AnyaValentino.

A review must always be honest, unbiased, personal, and fair while respecting the content of the story and characters of the book as well as the writing style and me as an author.

Currently, I’m open for doing any kind of interview through email, Goodreads, direct messages on Instagram, Skype, Facebook and/or in person within the Copenhagen, Denmark, or Los Angeles, California, area when arranged in advance.

Every question will be answered thoroughly and considered thoughtfully with the readers’ best interest in mind. Therefore, a maximum of 5-10 questions per interview is advised and preferred. Also, I reserve the right to edit/adjust any questions if necessary to ensure the quality and content of the interview.


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