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.
See you next Friday with next Author – Alex Raine!