Author name: Anne Marie Andrus
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Adventure
Books: Raimond, Monsters & Angels
When did you begin your writing career? In the bleak winter of 2013, following Superstorm Sandy, I starting writing a “story” as a personal escape. I had no idea that little story would become a novel and spark an entire series.
What’s your approach to writing? Are you a “pantser” or a planner? I wrote Monsters & Angels as a complete pantser. It was a creative adventure every time I sat down to write. I met characters who stepped out of the smoke and took center stage, exactly when I needed them.
As I began Raimond (the prequel to Monsters) I started outlining out of necessity. The series is currently planned to be four books—and a bit too complicated to be a pantser…but I miss that rush.
What’s your working style – morning or late-night writer? I’m a night shift worker, so my most creative hours are during the dead of night. My editing is much better during the day.
Do you work at a computer or write long-hand? I usually write on a computer but I wrote an alligator-wrestling scene by hand while sitting on a New Orleans roof deck. That scene is nearly word-for-word Chapter 35 in Monsters & Angels.
What gets those words flowing, coffee or tea? Coffee to start. Bourbon to finish.
Favorite book: The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden. The third book in that series will be released in January 2019.
Favorite movie: Either Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves or Top Gun…depending on my mood.
Favorite musician: Tough question…either Meat Loaf or Lady Gaga…depending on my mood.
- 2nd Place Winner of Word Weaver Writing Contest May 2017
for The Crescent
- 2nd Place Winner of Word Weaver Writing Contest September 2017
for Cobalt Point
- 4th Place Winner of Word Weaver Writing Contest 2018
for Where The Power Hides
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