Talented! Awesome! Sweetiepie!
Why that's Anna Jeffrey is our guest.
So Girlfriend, let's get to the nitty gritty...How did you get from your day job to writing romance? LOL. Actually, I haven’t made that transition yet. I still have a day job and always have. But I still write every day.
What are your three favorite books of all time? “Gone with the Wind,” “Sophie’s Choice,” “The Second Coming of Lucy Hatch” are the ones that come to mind immediately. “Sophie’s Choice” isn’t a romance, but it is so powerful, so tragic and so well-written, it has stuck with me for years.
Morning, afternoon, or evening person? Definitely morning. I can accomplish more the first hour or two in the morning than I accomplish the rest of the day.
Music--with or without? What kind? No music. It distracts me. However, I do love music. Maybe that’s why it distracts me.
First or third POV? Third. But I’m itching to write a first-person novel.
How's tricks? Do you juggle multiple projects? Constantly. I learned to juggle at an early age.
What's harder: beginning, middle, or the end? End. I have a tendency to go on and on…and on.
Revisions: Love 'em or hate 'em? Don’t mind them a bit. However, sometimes maintaining the synergy is tricky.
How did you come up with that title? Actually, until I started the self-publishing thing, I never had to worry about a title. None of the titles I chose pleased the publisher, so they always chose. Since I started self publishing, though, I just write down a long list, play with the words and try to come up with something that will get attention. Oh, and I try to come up with something related to the book.
What is the best advice anyone ever gave you? I started out wanting to write mainstream. Someone told me that breaking into the mainstream market was too hard and I’d have better luck writing romance. I’ll never know if that was true, but it seemed like good advice. However, my romances have a mainstream flavor.
What's your favorite dessert? Most things chocolate. And I do also like Hummingbird Cake. (Vicki-my mom made this!)
Do you write at home or someplace else? Home. I’m uncomfortable anywhere else and I like the privacy so I can think. I never have understood going to the coffeehouse to write.
What's your favorite type of hero/heroine and why? Handsome alpha males and beautiful alpha women. An editor told me once that all romance novels are fantasies. So taking that to heart, all of my heroes are hunky alphas and my heroines are exquisite goddesses. Of course they might have a few other flaws.
Excerpt from The Tycoon:
And at that moment, glancing over the rim of her glass and across the room, as if the mob had parted just for her, a tall man some forty feet away caught Shannon’s eye. Her first thought was how different he looked from the others in the room, like a nineteenth century throwback who might walk outside, mount his horse and ride away.
Thanks, dear Anna, for being with us today
and congratulations on The Tycoon!
BTW, GORGEOUS cover.