Interview with Anne Macdonald

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to have control of my story. it sounds like what everyone says and it's true. While the traditional publication road can be helpful and financially successful, having full control of my book allowed me to fail or succeed on my own. I have been happy with my indie experience. Should someone offer me a 6-figure contract I might reconsider but until then I plan to continue as an indie author
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has allowed me to publish my file and distribute to many avenues. I have recently updated my novel and now have premium status, which expands my distribution options.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To let my imagination run free and create unique stories and characters.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on the second Sam Monroe story, Weddings Are Murder. It's picks up three months after Deadlines Are Murder has ended. Sam heads to her younger brother Jonathan's wedding in a small town in Vermont.
Who are your favorite authors?
Agatha Christie, Dell Shannon and Louise Penny. I love Agatha Christie's control of the story, Dell Shannon's characters and plots, and Louise Penny's wonderful sense of place.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Gardening, Yoga, Knitting, Walking and working as an IT project manger.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Recommendations from others and from book reviews.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was in the fifth grade and I wrote a story about a young girl who's parents were spies during the American Revolution. Which sounds like a great plot for a new book.
What is your writing process?
I try to dedicate one hour a day to writing and one full day a week or weekend to writing.
Published 2014-10-10.
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Books by This Author

Weddings Are Murder: A Sam Monroe Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,530. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Holiday » Family
As she nears the church for the rehearsal, there's blood in the snow and an elderly woman standing motionless over a body, a dead body. Samantha "Sam" Monroe's plans for a quiet weekend in Vermont are slowly unraveling as she deals with a bridezilla, a bodyguard, her family, and an elderly woman wrongly accused of murder.
Deadlines Are Murder: A Sam Monroe Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,300. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Former banker turned budding romance novelist, Samantha 'Sam' Monroe is wanted in the murder of her soon to be ex-husband’s grad assistant and lover, Ariella Fantini, until she proves that she couldn't have committed the murder. Sam's snooping to help solve both Ariella's and now Jimmy's murders makes her the next target. Those around her scramble to find her before she becomes the next victim