About the Author
Photo © Mike Saw 2011
Hi. I’m Cinthia Koeksal and I’d firstly like to thank you for taking an interest in The Scarlet Omen. Without readers who bring characters to life, a novel is just fancy words--words with great potential but nevertheless undiscovered--and I am grateful for your support.
Let me tell you something about myself; I promise to keep it short. On the 13th of July in 1980, I took my first breath in a seaside town on the East Coast of Malaysia. After a few years of lazing on the beach and taking small-town life for granted, my family moved to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and made it our base. My mother and I travelled the deepest jungles of Malaysia following my engineer father from one timber factory to the next. We spent a few years in Kuching, a gorgeous town in East Malaysia, where I realized that I simply loved writing. My darling friends were my first fans as I forced pages and pages of high school romance novels on them. I hope that they are happy now that I have moved on to fantasy; although love and magic are still a very important part of my stories. There's always room in the world for tales of princes and evil witches, right?
A few years ago, I met my prince without any interference from sorcery. We’re married now and have been blessed with a son. We live in Germany with our dog, Sparky and try to make every day as magical as possible.
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© Cinthia Koeksal 2012