Featured Interview With Mette Barfelt
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I’m a Scandinavian author, living in Norway. I’m married and have two teenagers. Before I started writing books, I worked for travels agencies and airlines for many years. So I’ve traveled a lot around the world, which I love. I enjoy learning about other cultures and taste their amazing food.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I loved reading when I was a teenager, and I’ve continued to read several books a week since then. I started by publishing a non-fiction cruise guide several years before I began writing contemporary romance 3,5 years ago. I release the books in Norwegian first, then in English.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love sweet romance! I have many favorite authors – Debbie Macomber, Nancy Naigle, Jenny Hale, Mary Campisi, RaeAnne Thayne, Andrea Hurst and many more. The authors inspire me by posting beautiful pictures on Facebook!
Tell us a little about your latest book?
All books in the Solvik series are standalone novels. Book #6 is a little different from the others. It’s about an Indian beauty visiting her ex-boyfriend in Norway when she’s discovering she’s pregnant by him. The two cultures are very different, and it’s difficult to find the right solution for all of them. Especially since there is another woman in love with the same guy, and they have feelings for each other.
It usually takes me six months to write each book, and then several months to get the book translated from Norwegian. And one to two months for the editor and proofreader to finish before it’s ready for publishing.
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