Aino considers herself a self-taught writer, experimenting with variations of archetypes and writing styles. She is influenced by mythology, folklore and fairy tales. The people in her head sometimes toss around ideas as well.
While Aino enjoys writing poetry, and sometimes sketches or paints, her main focus is fiction novels. She considers her genre as modern Gothic fairy tales.
Her favorite authors include Hans Christian Andersen, Neil Gaiman, Janet Fitch, Joe Hill, Anne Rice, H.P. Lovecraft, Chelsea Cain, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. She is often inspired by the art of Edward Gorey, Austin Osman Spare and Harry Clarke.
Aino is currently seeking literary representation.