Hi, I’m Yolanda Pallás, but you might know me better as Anne Aband, my pen name for romantic novels.
An IT professional, you say? Yes, that was me, but life took a turn, and now I’m a full-time writer, a transition not even I saw coming.
Let’s start with the most exciting part: the awards. Who doesn’t love a bit of recognition? In 2018, my novel «A Wedding by Contract» won the romantic contest at Bubok Publishing. This achievement was like an extra strong coffee in the morning: invigorating and confirmed that maybe, just maybe, I could make writing more than just a passionate hobby. Besides, I’ve been a finalist in several contests, which is always a pleasant boost to my writer’s ego.
Let’s talk about my books, but only the most recent ones, because if I start from the beginning, we’d need more than one coffee. Since 2020, I’ve been on a kind of creative frenzy 🙃, publishing works that, modesty aside, I think are pretty good. My favorites? Well, it’s like choosing your favorite child, right? But between you and me, I have a special affection for some of my latest novels, reflecting my evolution and experimentation with different genres and styles.
Now, a bit about me. A witch in a past life? I wouldn’t rule it out. I love everything supernatural, especially vampires and werewolves. Who doesn’t enjoy a good fantasy story with a romantic twist?
In my daily life, I strive for the perfect balance between writing, reading, exercising, and enjoying nature. Some say I have a secret to being so productive. My answer? A wink and a «maybe I’m a witch.»
About the courses, yes, I’ve taken a few. From creative writing, romantic novel, to thriller courses and how to publish on Amazon. But, you know what? Daily practice is my real teacher. Though, let’s admit it, a good course never hurts.
Personally, I consider myself a good person, honest and hardworking. Some say I’m intense, but I prefer to see it as passion and dedication.
Crafts and painting? Yes, I love them too. I even have a YouTube channel where I share my skills in this area.
Pets? Unfortunately, no, thanks to allergies. But I have two wonderful sons and a supportive husband.
If you want to know more about me or my books, feel free to write to me or follow me on social media. I love interacting with my readers and sharing my passion for writing.