Interview with Anna Marie

How do you approach cover design?
I see a books cover as the setting of the story. a plain colored cover won't get a second glance from me, i like to see a little detail about the story in the cover is it a cabin in the woods, have a cabin in the woods as the cover. A mystery taking place in a castle give me a castle on the cover add a magnifying glass if you like. Just don't give me a plain cover with a title. the cover needs to reflect the story don't put a dog on the cover if there isn't a dog in the story. The cover picture helps me to set a scene in my mind as i read. if there's a brown haired couple on the cover those will be the people i see as i read the story. I've actual read a few with brunettes on the cover yet the story described them as blondes. Which turns me away from future reading more of an authors stories. Just because i can't get a clear picture of what the story is about.
What do you read for pleasure?
my go to books for pleasure would have to be romance, everyone needs a little fantasy in their lives. I also read erotica its a pure art that is hard to write let alone completely understand.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I would have to say my cell phone as its always close at hand, Otherwise I tend to read mostly on my laptop.
When did you first start writing?
I first began writing as a young teen, I have many stories running through my mind. The best way to get them out is to put ink to paper. I haven't tried publishing in the past because my writing is far from perfect. so please overlook my mistakes in punctuation, and all that fun stuff. I do apologize in advance and hope that you'll still give my stories a chance.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I would say the greatest joy of writing, Is seeing my story come to life. When someone reads your stories for the first time it leaves you nervous, when someone loves it there's an amazing feeling that words cant explain.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world to me, for without them I wouldn't be an author. My fans drive me to do my best at coming up with the greatest story's i can.
Who are your favorite authors?
Christina Dodd, Nora Roberts, Jude Deveraux, V.C andrews, would be the authors that impressed me the most. these authors are the reason i wanted to become an author. i wanted to touch peoples hearts and give them hope as they have for me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend a lot of my time doing the typical daily household chores. free time i spend hiking, biking, fishing or skating with my fiance and our two wonderful children. often i spend the day playing baseball or basket ball with my children and the neighborhood children for it takes a community to raise a child. in winter i can be found sled riding and having snowball fights, one should never give up the joys of there childhood yet enhance a child to enjoy the world around them.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story i remember reading would be the butter creme gang in elementary school. it impacted me by teaching me that helping others is one of the best joys one can experience in life. you can cause joy in others life as well by showing them their not alone.
Describe your desk
i actually don't have a desk. i have a laptop and a notebook. when i feel the need to write i will basically write on anything on hand. i know that is very unorganized of me. I write freely without any schedules so that the stories I tell aren't planned and plotted in advance. they come straight from mind, with a quick look over before being handed out to my fans.
What's the story behind your latest book?
the story behind what will seem as my first book on Smash words is more of a fantasy. One of which I've had sense a teen, we all grow up dreaming will be rich and have huge houses, servants of course the love of our lives. as I've grown into adulthood it just grow into a adult version of my teenage fantasy.
Published 2015-10-18.
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