Interview with Anna Heal

What's the story behind your latest book?
It was a complete step out of the box for me, created by a dream. Romance is not normally my go-to writing subject but for some reason Isabelle just had a story to tell.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My husband actually. He has been telling me for 10 years to write a book and every time he did, I laughed him off. One day I had the idea and just went for it. Writing has become such a fun outlet for me now.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Bringing my characters to life. Giving them a unique personality, even if they turn out completely different from who I envisioned them to be at the start. I think that's what makes a story genuine sometimes, no plan.
What are you working on next?
The follow up to 'Walk With You' will be published around November/December. I'm starting a Sci-fi Fantasy full length novel VERY soon and hope to publish it next year. Maybe even in print!
Who are your favorite authors?
Colleen Hoover is fast becoming one of my favourites. She knows how to hit you in the gut with her books. Cassandra Clare's 'The Infernal Devices' is one of my favourite series. Currently I'm reading a lot of Sarah J. Maas books. I try to stay on top of what's new, especially in the 'young adult' genre as that is where I gravitate towards most.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
All of my eBooks are on my iPad. I get them off of iBook's and I love it. Its so easy to use and I can take them anywhere with me. Sometimes you just can't take a bulky book with you.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
~Colleen Hoover - It Ends With Us
It's a heartbreaker and I can't say enough good things about it. (*Possible trigger warnings*)
~J.A. Templeton - The MacKinnon Curse series
AMAZING horror read. You will not want to read these books with the lights out.
~Amy Miles - The Arotas series
One of my favourite paranormal romance series. Action, adventure, love and heartache.
~Natasha Preston - Silence
This read is so unique in the way it was written. I love how the main character communicates without saying anything at all.
~Lili St.Germain - Gypsy Brothers series
This is one adult book series you do not want to pass up. It makes you question everything you believe in. (*Possible trigger warnings, 18+*)
What do you read for pleasure?
I am a fiction reader through and through. I love young adult, adult, paranormal, romance, fantasy with the occasional sci-fi.
Describe your desk
My desk was custom built for me by my husband. It's beautiful, white and has a vintage style to it. It's the most gorgeous present I've ever been given. I'm not normally a girly-girl but this is girly to the extreme and I love it!
What is your writing process?
It's rather boring actually. I put on my favourite music in my head phones that relate to the feel of what I'm writing and go for it. I usually have a yummy smelling candle lit because I can't resist.
Published 2016-09-15.
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Books by This Author

Forever With You (With You #2)
Series: With You, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Will Isabelle and Evan find their happily ever after? Is it worth it, after all she walked away from? What faces from the past will come back to turn Isabelle's life upside down? Find out what happens in the conclusion to the With You series.
Walk With You (With You #1)
Series: With You, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 18,750. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
A simple walk through New York has never been more complicated. Especially when you run into the most gorgeous guy you've ever seen, who seems to shy away from all the attention. His secret might keep you apart, but it's a small price to pay just for one night. You can never predict where one night will take you. I hope you enjoy the walk with Isabelle and Evan.