Who’s That Indie Author? Anne Marie Andrus

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.

Social media links:
Anne Marie Andrus Facebook
Monsters & Angels Blog

Awards/special recognition:

  • 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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12 thoughts on “Who’s That Indie Author? Anne Marie Andrus

  1. Thanks for introducing us to Anne, Barbara. “It was a creative adventure every time I sat down to write.” That’s exactly how I feel about being a pantser, Anne. Great to meet you!

  2. It’s nice to meet Anne and learn a little about her writing style. I also pantsered my first book, and it was a thrilling experience that got me hooked! But outlining definitely has the control a series requires. I wish her great luck with her books. Fun interview, Anne and Barbara. 🙂

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