Hi! I’m Anela (ah-nel-ah), a hapa haole Hawaiian girl living in Minnesota. I’ve lived abroad and traveled much in my life, speak four languages, and have studied and graduated from both the University of Minnesota and the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Um, none of these degrees were in creative writing. The paperwork on the tuition fees definitely had a post-apocalyptic bent to it though…)

Nowadays, when I’m not kicking snow off my boots on my way to the office, I’m at home with my hubby, two sons and a daughter, reading books and writing about universes where everything goes terribly wrong.

Check out My Books to have a look at my published novels or sign up for the Newsletter for monthly updates and other fun stuff.

You can also grab Deviation, a FREE Sci-Fi short story here.

One of my favorite quotes that sums up life rather succinctly: By Jack London

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”


9 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Anela D,

    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve just set up a site sort of like NetGalley where you can review free books online. It’s here to help self-published authors get a little more attention than they’re getting, but I hope it’ll do nice things for you too. Let’s see:
    – you can post your website in your profile so you can get some backlink love from Google
    – I’ll help tweet your reviews
    – you can make some coffee money by adding your Amazon Associates ID to the book reviews and get commissions on any purchases made through your reviews
    – …and it’s a new place to make a name for youself. Plus, I can imagine there’s a slight prestige in reviewing obscure books. Good reviewers will be loved on this site and if you’re into being loved, come check it out. If there are other benefits, things you, as a book blogger, are looking for, please let me know and I’ll see if I can build it into the site.
    Many thanks for taking the time to read this. The site is http://www.paperbackreviewer.com and you can sign up with your Twitter or FB account.
    Hope to see you on the site!

    Best regards,

    John Khoury


  2. Beautiful about me.. I felt a moment of aww when I read that you studies in Amsterdam, what a beautiful place to study in.I wish you all the best in your writing and life. 🙂 Have lots of fun dear 🙂


  3. What a great blog! And I appreciate your idea of highlighting self-dubbed books. There are some amazing authors out there who produce quality self published reads. And you’re in MN…got to love following another Minnesotan bookworm!


    • Hi Alexia! Thanks for following, and I agree, Indie writers absolutely rock! And since you’re from Minnesota too, I feel obliged to talk weather with you because, um, this 60 degree thing in November weather is freaking me out.


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