Monday, December 19, 2011

Lindsay Anne Kendal

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Trying to write some of the fight scenes I think, sometimes I just couldn’t put into words what I wanted to say. Also, when there is a house full of people I find it very hard to concentrate, I like my peace and quiet when I write.

Is there anything special you do to get in the mood to write?

Normally, I sit in a dark room with my music playing through my Ipod. Music is a big inspiration to me, without it, I don’t think my fingers would type. I make sure I have a bottle of Pepsi max close by, and cup of tea and some chocolates. If I have all that I’m a happy girl.

Are any of your characters based on real people or events?

Yes they are. Keira certainly has my personality, and Lily is very similar to my sister. None of the guys are really based on anyone, I think they are my secret fantasy guys really.

Do you work on one project at a time? Or do you multi-task?

I multi-task. I’m currently writing three novels. The third book of my trilogy, ‘Revelations’, the first in a two part series, ‘Leticia’, and a Paranormal stand alone, “Emmelia”.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything on your road to publication?

Yes, I would research the publisher before I signed the contract. The first publisher I was with... well, I can’t say much other than I’m glad I’m no longer with them. It was a very bad and costly experience. I wish I’d found the publisher I’m with now originally. They are amazing.

What sound drives you crazy?

When you’re putting your dishes away and the pots bang together. Oh my god, my eyes want to roll back in my head and I get goosebumps... its awful.

If you came with a warning label, what would it say?

WARNING! Crazy, gothy girl on the loose, if you wish to keep your sanity.... RUN!

If you were a tool, what would people use you for?

I’d be a hammer and I’d be used to knock some sense into certain people in my life.

Who’s more fun, bad boys or perfect gentlemen and why?

Definitely the perfect gentlemen. Simply because I don’t believe they exist. I think it’s all a front and I like to find out what lies beneath. There’s a bad side to everyone, and I would have more fun trying to find that side of him, than I would with a natural bad boy. It adds some mystery to the relationship.

Please share with us your future projects and upcoming releases.

The second in the Bloodlines trilogy, ‘Torment’, is due for release on Nov 1st. The third, ‘Revelations’, should hopefully be out on January 1st 2012.

I’m also releasing the first of a two part YA/Paranormal Romance/Suspense ‘Leticia’. I don’t have a release date for that yet but it should be in the next couple of months.

I’m working on two other novels at the moment as well. But they’re top secret! J

Please share any links you would like listed in the Interview. Website, Myspace, blog, facebook, yahoo group etc.

My Links are as follows.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Anne Holly

What is your favorite thing about being a romance writer?

I love that, as a romance reader, I can stop and think, “Why don’t they do books about this?” or “I’d really like it if they did…” – and then I can go out and do it myself! That’s wonderful for me. I love romance, so I am happy to be contributing to that community.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Definitely a plotter. I’m a mom and a teacher who also writes in the third shift of my day, so I have to plot to make the most of my writing time.

How much time did it take from writing your first book to having it published?
I wrote Strings Attached in 2000-2001, I think. Finished editing it in 2001-02. Then put it away in a shoebox for about ten years before I decided to re-write it and submit it. It was accepted in the summer of 2010, and released in May 2011. So, that one was a long time in coming.

If I was a first time reader of your books, which one would you recommend I start with and why?
A cheap one? (LOL) I’d recommend my Christmas novella Unwrapping Scrooge, I think. The price is reasonable and it’s a good example of my work.

What do you hope readers take with them after reading one of your stories?
Most of all, a bit of R&R – that might not be “artistic,” but romance readers are hard working, busy people. There’s nothing I want more than to give them a few hours of pleasurable diversion. On the philosophical end, I try to focus on the positive energy. I hope they find love as I portray it uplifting.

A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be?
Mothers Never Sleep

What’s for dinner tonight?
Whatever doesn’t fight back when I drag myself into the kitchen.

If you were a superhero, what special power would you have?
I am a superhero – I can lift multiple-times my own weight in preschooler paraphernalia and go extraordinary stretches without food, sleep or even cursing.

If you could have three wishes granted, what would you wish for?
A vacation, but not to go anywhere – just hide out at home and read.
A second me, to share the boring work.
That everyone has a better 2012 than 2011.

What is your favorite candy bar?
Coffee Crisps – too addictions for the price of one!

*Please share with us your future projects and upcoming releases.

Right now I have a series of holiday romance shorts from Rebel Ink that have been releasing rapid-fire.

Please share any links you would like listed in the Interview. Website, Myspace, blog, facebook, yahoo group etc.
My blog is, and I’m there almost every day, along with Twitter (@anneholly2010), and my holiday romance website is