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Annie Woods is a Swedish author who writes romantic YA books in English. She grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, but has spent a lot of time in the USA and UK. Currently she is partly living in the US, dividing her time between Stockholm and New York.

Reading has always been a big part of her life, and she’s especially addicted to YA and teen love stories.

Visit her website anniewoodsbooks.com to find out more and connect with her on social media. She loves to hear back from her readers and connect with other book lovers.

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Annie Woods The parts about writing a book that I like the most is when the characters takes over, when they kind of create their own story. That happened several…moreThe parts about writing a book that I like the most is when the characters takes over, when they kind of create their own story. That happened several times for me when writing First Came Forever. It was especially Tyler and Francesca who worked their magic on me. They were never meant to play such important roles, but they just grew on me and made me so interested and intrigued by them that I just wrote more and more about them…

I really liked getting into Tyler and showing that there is so much more to him than just the arrogant jock he appears to be at first. It was so much fun to get to know him better and better, layer by layer!

And also Francesca. At the beginning she was just the villain of the story, but then I started thinking about why and how she’d become the person she was, so then she “told me” me her sad background story and it all made much more sense.

The most complex character for me to write, was probably Sasha. I wanted to make him into a real person with flaws too, not just the cliché perfect fairytale prince. So I needed to understand and explain his background and why he wanted to change his life, so it would make sense for him to fall for someone like Erica. To do that, I really needed to dig into the kind of person Sasha was and how his upbringing reflected his values. Writing about Sasha and Erica, I strongly felt that even though he’s the oldest, the richest, the most experienced of them, it was he who needed to be saved by her, not the other way around. (less)
Annie Woods The image of Erica Lindell and how she moved to US for love came to me on a vacation in California over four years ago, so it’s a story that I’ve been…moreThe image of Erica Lindell and how she moved to US for love came to me on a vacation in California over four years ago, so it’s a story that I’ve been carrying with me for a long time.

Driving along Highway 1 the plot and the other characters crystalized; how she meets Sasha and falls heads over heels in love with him, but how difficult even such a strong love can be when reality hits with their different worlds and the mixed feelings for Tyler that intrudes Erica’s mind.

Then it was the song Moonlight by Stevie Nicks that gave me the final direction for the book, and the courage to start writing it. When I learned about how the song is a combination of Stevie’s own personal relationship and the love story between Bella and Edward in Twilight it just hit me how to get the story I’ve had in my head for so long together. That it should focus on something both ancient and up to today.

So, First Came Forever is a love story of the same kind as Bella and Edward’s, but instead of a vampire tale, it’s a conventional kingdom and its old-fashioned rules that forces Erica to decide what is worth giving up for love.

The story in First Came Forever is a lot about finding your directions in life. To find out who you are and feel comfortable in your skin. To stay true to yourself and make your own decisions even though they are heartbreakingly hard.

For over four years now, I have been living with Erica, Sasha, Tyler and all the other characters in the book. Actually, so long that I think about them as real-life-persons, like old friends that I wish the very best for. I am so excited about sharing the story with you and for you all to meet the characters; I really hope that you will get to love Erica, Sasha and Tyler just as much as I do.(less)
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