Queen NicayBlogger Queen Nicay behind the blog ‘The Nerdy side of a Queen’ was after reading and reviewing ‘Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’ particular interested in why the protagonist, Enya Utzon, in the book first comes across as a nice girl, but then becomes a b****?

“As a Teen Queen and a social leader, Enya Utzon has a lot of weight on her shoulders and when hurt by James or pressured by “R” she turns to, what is expected of her, being a Queen. It’s a defense mechanism to socially survive and not show how hurt she really is. The people in her life expect her to be and act this way and they don’t question it or look behind her “Queen shield” as she calls it herself in the book too,” Author Anya Valentino explains.

“I was really intrigued for the second book? Do you mind sharing a little about it?” Queen Nicay asks.

“The idea behind the book-series ‘Misunderstood’ is not to create a sole story about Enya Utzon. Rather, it is to provide the reader with a doorway to another reality of living in a big white mansion in LA with all the luxuries that comes with that, sipping Cosmos, wearing designer clothes, traveling, being a Fashionista, social leader and a society girl,” Anya answers and continues:

“The sequel to ‘Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’ will reveal more about Enya Utzon’s past, secrets, insight into her privileged and luxurious lifestyle in LA, search for what true love is and her future as an A-list movie star and how she handles the increasing pressure of other people’s expectations.”

Furthermore, Queen Nicay is fascinated with the fact that Anya Valentino published her own book and are curious as to the advantages of being an independent publisher as well as looking for advise to other aspiring writers (including herself).

“I love the freedom and challenge of being an independent author and publisher, doing everything myself just the way I want it. That being said, it requires the ability to “kill your darlings”, use your social network, get insight into the online book industry, understand your readers and remember to hire the right people for things like editing, cover design, ePub/mobi-conversions, marketing, PR etc. if you are serious about your book and your writing,” Anya replies and adds:

“My advice for other aspiring writers would be to just start writing something. Anything! Eventually, you will get there. Just trust your intuition and take it one step at the time!”

Read the complete interview with author, Anya Valentino here
Read the review by Queen Nicay here