My name is Annika von Holdt.
I am an award-winning author of four bestselling thrillers. Additionally, I have written four books of non-fiction, two screenplays, two autobiographies as a ghost writer and a number of short stories and anthology contributions.
I am also a programmer and technical writer. I dabble in computer science and information technology, and I advocate online privacy. I am a passionate aviator too. I can’t cook or make a decent cup of coffee, but I can fly an airplane and recite The Godfather, both of which come in handy sometimes, respectively.
I was born on a small island in Denmark, spent the first six years of my existence in the US under Savannah’s hanging moss, and while I have since lived, studied and worked around the world, Savannah with its pretty name and genteel people will always be my hometown. I currently live on the other side of the globe, in Copenhagen, with my husband and our teenage son. A grumpy rescue cat and an angel disguised as a golden retriever are under my protective custody as well.
Over a period of seventeen years, staying for months at a time, I have become more than a tourist on Harbour Island – a tiny island in the Bahamas – where everybody knows my face and my name. Ask anyone on the island who the lady with the dark glasses and the alarmingly long silver hair is, and they’ll spin a whale-tale or two. The story might not be about me but it will be good nonetheless. Because everything is better in the Bahamas.