Tuesday, February 22, 2011

with Anne Greene

Welcome to the Book Loft, Anne.
What started you on your writing journey?

I’ve always wanted to write.

What distracts you from writing the easiest?
At the moment, I’m doing a lot of publicity for my new book. But, when I’m writing, the only things I let distract me are family. I’m very dedicated.

Which of your characters interests you the most?
The character I love writing about the most—is the one I’m currently working on. I love all my characters. However, I do think I like being in the male point of view slightly more than the female. I like being macho and looking at life from a different perspective. I like being strong enough to handle a couple of thugs. Of course my detective knows martial arts, but she doesn’t use her fists. I like looking at a woman I’m interested in and being totally confused as to what makes her do the crazy things she does. But, on the other hand, I love having a woman use her wiles and smarts when that’s all she has going for her. But Megan and Brody from Masquerade Marriage are probably closest to my heart.

If you were a style of music, what style would you be?
I sing in a 200 member sanctuary choir accompanied by a full orchestra. I also sing in a gospel choir that performs songs the Gathers made famous. I run the gamet.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
My family thinks I’m pretty quirky. I’m often accused of living in my own world-whatever that means! I do sometimes get so involved in whatever story I’m writing that I forget appointments or show up at a social event on the wrong date or at the wrong address. I think I’m reminiscent of the Absent-minded Professor.

What is your strangest habit?
Lots of writers like to work in their pjs. I like to be completely dressed, including make-up. Who knows when I’ll want to run out and see a friend for lunch or run an errand? I’m pretty spontaneous. I can only write for a period of time before I need some social interaction. But then it’s back to the grindstone.

Are there things you put off doing because you dread them?
Exercise! Going to the gym. So easy to pass that by. When my mind is occupied with a book, my body wants to sit in that chair and write.

What's your favorite meal with family and friends?
When I visited Italy I fell in love with Italian food. I didn’t even need to visit Mexico to love Mexican food. I love Thy food. I live in a small town that supports many, many good restaurants and I love to eat out. But my very favorite meal is Christmas dinner with all my family.

Are there spiritual themes you like to write about?
I love to write about redemption in every form. Second chances, forgiveness, grace, finding God’s will, and finding and walking with the Savior. I love the grace of God, and His unexpected ways of showing his love. The spiritual theme of my books come from the characters and whatever problems they are struggling with.

Share a verse or Scripture passage with us that is special to you.
Joshua 1:8 – This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. NKJV

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Anne is giving away a copy of Masquerade Marriage. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


Christi MC said...

I would really like to win a copy of Masquerade Marriage. I wish Anne much success, she seems pretty grounded and dedicated to her writing. Thanks for letting me and everyone out here know about her!

lgm52 said...

Interesting comments in the interview about which character interests the author most.
Would love to read this book

apple blossom said...

Nice interview thanks for sharing

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Amanda Stephan said...

Hi Anne! Thank you for the interview! I too, write fully dressed and ready to go, only I'm afraid the UPS or FedEx man will show up. I just don't like answering the door unkempt.
I'd love to win your book ~ thank you for the opportunity!

kjv1611as at gmail dot com

Marianne said...

Thanks for the intersting interview, and the chance to win Anne's book. i'd love to win. mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jordan said...

Great interview! I'd love a copy of this book!


Joanne Sher said...

Thanks for the interview. Would like this book, I think :)

Charity U said...

It sounds very interesting! Please enter me!

Leanne said...

I'd love to read this book!

leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com

Charlotte Kay said...

Loved the interview!
This book entices me!
I would LOVE to win it:)
Many Blessings and Smiles,
Charlotte Kay
charlovesmark at gmail dot com

Jackie S. said...

Every time I read about this book....it sounds better and better! Am anxious to read it!

Pam K. said...

I've not yet read any of Anne's books but this looks like a great one to start with.
I find it interesting that Anne likes being in the male point of view slightly more than the female.
Please enter me in the book drawing.

Carman said...

Okay. I have wanted to read this book for a very long while. Please enter me! :)

booklovercb at yahoo dot com

Meredith said...

Thanks for the interview! The book sounds great!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

windycindy said...

I enjoyed reading about this author!
It is so interesting to learn about
the person behind a book...
Thanks very much!

Sylvia said...

I've never read many books about people from Scotland so I guess I can give it a go. The plot sounds really good too.


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