Interview with Anne Kemp

What do you read for pleasure?
Thrillers. I love spending summer afternoons outside reading one. I eat them up!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle, hands down.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When someone tells me how something I wrote made them feel. Whether it's a book, an article, a blog post or something on social media, it's an honor when you can touch someone.
What are you working on next?
I've been slowly cranking away on a YA paranormal and I have a Valetnine's novella up my sleeve for 2017... all going well!
How do you approach cover design?
I think about it from a marketing angle these days, and once I think I have an idea for the way a design should be, I start more research. I look to see what else is out on the market and what is working. Luckily, I also have a fabulous friend with great taste who is also an amzing graphic artist, so she weighs in on all of my covers.
Describe your desk
Organized chaos.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was raised in Maryland. I think because we lived in the country when I was young, I was forced to play alone a lot. I had quite an imagination and can remember storytelling and writing stories becoming a game of choice on most days.
When did you first start writing?
Once I knew how to write, that's what I did. I've always written or enjoyed writing in some way, and have stories I wrote when I was in Kindergarten!
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's the next book in a series, the Abby George Series, and it's the next to last one. Abby is a girl from Los Angeles who, after her fiance dumps her, ends up living on a Caribbean island, changing her life and discovering her family is more than she ever thoughts, all while she falls in love and takes over a bed and breakfast. In the latest installment, Abby is settling into her role on St. Kitts and right in time to have to fend of a hurricane, and a couple of hot guys ;)
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Many, many answers pop to mind but the most important it is to have control over who, what, where and when for once. It's exhilirating and frighteing all at the same time!
Published 2016-10-23.
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