Anne Brooke

Biography

Anne Brooke’s fiction has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Novel Award, the Royal Literary Fund Awards and the Asham Award for Women Writers. She writes contemporary gay fiction and fantasy novels, and erotic short stories. More information can be found at www.annebrooke.com, www.gathandria.com or www.gayreads.co.uk.

NB You can also find my Untreed Reads profile and books here: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/abrooke

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on an apple farm in the UK countryside in Essex - which explains why I love apples so much and look forward to the first in the season with great excitement! I think it's influenced me in the sense that I'm aware of the seasons and try to put them in my books too. The rhythms of country life are also very powerful and often echo the cycles of our own lives.

Some of this comes out in my Gathandrian Trilogy novels, as the action moves from summer to autumn and through to winter as the characters journey through all three books. And then at the end there's a hint of spring and the cycle of life beginning all over again. I always like to end with a note of hope.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing fiction in Y2K, though I'd been writing poetry for a long time before that. I'd had quite a difficult couple of years, both at work and at a personal level, and for a while hadn't been able to write any poetry at all. One day, while I was complaining to my mother, she told me to stop worrying about not being able to rhyme anything and just write fiction instead.

So I did, and I've not looked back since. Mothers can certainly be an inspiration every now and again!
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Where to find Anne Brooke online


Where to buy in print


Books

Dido's Tale
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Price: Free! Words: 3,950. Language: British English. Published: September 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00)
When shipwreck brings Lord Aeneas to her shores, Queen Dido finds herself first puzzled and then enchanted by the mysterious stranger. Enchantment turns to love, and the two different nations begin to merge into one as she teaches him the ways of her people. When the gods demand Aeneas' return to his mission, how will he respond, and what price is Dido willing to pay to change fate?
The Prayer Seeker
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Price: Free! Words: 46,010. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
(5.00)
Michael Woodthorpe hasn’t attended church for years. One winter he decides to take early retirement in order to search for the God he used to know. As he comes to terms with his new existence, he begins to discover the deep riches of prayer. When his journey brings him face to face with past mistakes, he must find a way to resolve them if he is to fulfil his God-given potential at all.
Angels and Airheads
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.00)
Ricky has been secretly in love with Jez forever, but he’s never confessed his feelings because he thinks Jez is too high-class for him. One evening, while sharing a quiet evening with Jez, a mysterious angel, Madred, appears and tries to persuade Ricky to take a chance on love. Too bad Ricky doesn’t believe in angels. Madred is forced to take desperate measures to make him see the truth.

Anne Brooke’s tag cloud

angels    bible    christian    christian fiction    comedy    dido and aeneas    doubt    erotic    erotic romance    faith    fantasy    forgiveness    forgiveness and healing    gay    legend    love    mm    musa publishing    prayer    romance    romantic comedy    short story