Anne Macdonald has worked sorting mail, selling fabric, as a legal assistant, selling mutual funds, as a web site manager, and an IT project manager. DEADLINES ARE MURDER (79,000 words) is her first book in an anticipated 3-book series of Sam Monroe mysteries. The sequel, WEDDINGS ARE MURDER will be published in 2015 and a yet to be titled third story is in draft stages. Sam Monroe is the protagonist of each story and her unique extended family members and friends are featured in each story.
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.
Former banker turned budding romance novelist 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 is in a position to help solve the murder until the murdered want something she has in her possession. Sam suddenly becomes the next target. Will help arrive in time?