About Yanicke Forfang
I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember, plagued by dreams of living in a country cottage and slaving over an old typewriter day-in, day-out, while the sunlight streamed through the gorgeous white-trimmed windows. And all with a steaming hot cup of coffee in my hand.
While I’m still working on the whole “living in a cottage” thing, I do get to indulge the fantasy once or twice a year when I visit my parents in Tasmania and lock myself away in their gorgeous attic for hours on end. I don’t write on a typewriter, though, and probably never will - my writing involves too much use of the delete key for that to ever be practical. Coffee, though, is most definitely a mainstay.
I’ve loved books since my father started reading me Norwegian folktales when I was just a wee bairn. The fantastical stories of trolls, huldre, nisse and oskerei captured my imagination and never let it go. As a teenager I loved to scare myself silly reading thrillers, by writers such as Christopher Pike, Richie Tankersley Cusick, Caroline B. Cooney, L.J. Smith and Janice Harrell. Their stories instilled in me a love for YA fiction I’ve never outgrown - to this day, my favourite series is The Secret Diaries by Janice Harrell.
When I’m not writing, I’m either watching movies and getting addicted to HBO TV series with my wannabe hubby who moonlights as my muse or chasing my three boys around who masquerade as musketeers or stooges depending on their moods.
I live in Brisbane, Australia.
A gripping love story about a girl who can tame the undead with her words and the boy who chose to become undead to keep her safe, THE MARK OF THE CAGAIRÁIN will appeal to lovers of Scottish romance and vampire angst – think, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander meets LJ Smith's The Vampire Diaries – and readers who adore the style of Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, Jackson Pearce, and Victoria Schwab.