Author Interview Friday – With AnnaMarie Gardner

Hello! Today with us we have the amazing AnnaMarie Gardner! *Applause*

Angelina: Introduce yourself please.

AnnaMarie: I’m AnnaMarie, mom of two and lover of the written word. I have always loved to tell stories, so this became a natural fit.


Angelina: Did someone inspire you to become an author?

AnnaMarie: My friend Author Marsha Wilson Black challenged me too do Nano and once I started I was hooked. Friends had gotten me to do live writes on line and that feed into my desire to write as well.


Angelina: How long does it take for you to write a story?

AnnaMarie: Depends on the story, some stories I can write in a matter of a month or two, while others have taken me a year or more.


Angelina: Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

AnnaMarie: Life inspires me, people I know show in my stories and I do a lot of research so that it seems real and true. I feed off interaction with others.


Angelina: What does your family think of your writing?

AnnaMarie: My kids have always been supportive and helped me with stories. Most of my family is very supportive.


Angelina: How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

AnnaMarie: 4 of mine own, with 5th almost done. Anthologies I have done 25. Mysterious Fae has to be my favorite as the growth in that story was huge as a writer.


Angelina: Who’s your favorite character you created?

AnnaMarie: Asha who has had so many trials and happy times and developed into a strong female.


Angelina: Who’s your least favorite character you created?

AnnaMarie: Letrsos his darkness and evil side was not used fully.


Angelina: Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

AnnaMarie: I love getting messaged by my readers and hearing what they liked and didn’t like about my stories.


Angelina: What do you think makes a good story?

AnnaMarie: Character growth, dialogue that works and a story that flows well and catches your interest characters that you grow to care about.


Angelina: Tell us about your WIP.

AnnaMarie: Children of Fae, this is the end of my Fae Series and shows us what becomes of the characters we have grown to love. Aiming to release 2/3/23.


Angelina: Thank you for hanging out with us. Please share your social links where readers can follow you. 

AnnaMarie: https://linktr.ee/AnnaMarieGardner


See you next Friday with next Author – Alex Raine!

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