Sunday, July 04, 2010

Interview with Anne Patrick -- author of Fire and Ash

Join me in welcoming author, Anne Patrick. She is hear to tell us a bit about herself and share some about her new book Fire and Ash, a new Inspirational ebook through Desert Breeze Publishing

1) Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.

Well if I must tell the truth…I’m in the living room, in my favorite rocking chair, wearing a sleeveless shirt and shorts. Not very exciting I know.

2) If you could be anyone of your characters, which one would you chose to be? Why?

That’s a tough one. My characters go through so much I’m not sure I’d want to be any of them. But I feel most connected to Maggie in my inspirational romance, Reservations for Two. She’s the combination of some very special ladies I know, and has a wonderful zest for life. When I reach my late sixties, I want to be just like her!

3) What is something that very few people know about you?

I love role-playing video games. Games like Dungeons & Dragons and Final Fantasy. I’m a huge Tomb Raider fan!

4) When did you start writing?

I published a few poems in my teens and I penned my first novel a short time later.

5) What are you working on? Any future story ideas?

I’m working on the first book in a ‘sweet’ romantic suspense series &my alter ego, Kinzie Monroe, is working on another inspirational romance.

6) Hollywood plans to turn your book into a movie, who would play your main characters?

If we’re talking about my new release, Fire and Ash, I would have to choose Meg Ryan for the part of Sadie and Tom Hanks as Quinn since they make such great movies together :-).

7) Tell us about your book.

Fire and Ash is a ‘Sweet’ Inspirational Romantic Suspense. Here’s a blurb: Fire investigator, Sadie McGregor is called to her hometown to investigate a suspicious fire that claimed the life of a local college student. Teaming up with the handsome new police chief, Quinn Harrington, the two must unravel the mystery surrounding the fire. The answers they find could rock the whole community and may cost one of them their life.

8) Have you had mentors along the journey?

My first writing instructor, Marilynn Henderson, and a professional editor named Barbara Warren. They were both instrumental in my journey.

9) What music or other artistic expression, if any, inspires your writing?

I listen to all kinds of music to entice my muse, everything from Bach to Ozzy :-).

From Bach to Ozzy -- wow that is quite the mix. Does your taste in writing cover such a large area?
10) What is your favorite genre to write in?

I’m a suspense junkie so I prefer writing what I love to read.

11) Any words of wisdom for new authors?

Be flexible. Never stop learning. Write from the heart. Never, never, never give up!

Never, never, never give up... that is so important to remember. It can take years to get published, and even then you still have to plug away on your next novel.

Anne, thank you so much for stopping by today.

12) Where can we find you on the internet?

My website:

My blog:

You can also find me on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.


Celia Yeary said...

Good morning, Anne and Tina--whoops, it seems to be afternoon. where did the day go? Good interview-the kind I like that gives me a little more insight into the author. I'm one of those writers/readers who want to see the author. Some want to remain anonymous, and that's fine...but I'm very curious and the author sometimes makes the book more personal. So thanks, Anne and Tine--Good job--Celia

Diane Craver said...

Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are great together - good choices!

Good advice and I'm glad you kept plugging away.

Shawna Williams said...

Hi Anne! I can totally see Meg and Tom as Sandy and Quinn.

Anne Patrick said...

Thanks ladies! It was a fun interview. Tina asks great questions.


Bonnie Doran said...

I'm a sci-fi fan, so when Anne said "Never give up," my mind immediately went to Galaxy Quest's "Never give up, never surrender." Good words to remember when my inner critic kicks me.