Welcome to Anne K. Albert
December 1, 2011
Anne, thank you for visiting my blog today and sharing your thoughts on Inspiration, Author Enjoyment, & Reader Wishes…
Anne K. Albert’s award winning stories chill the spine, warm the heart and soothe the soul…all with a delightful touch of humor. A member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and married to her high school sweetheart for more than a quarter of a century, it’s a given she’d write mystery and romantic suspense. When not writing she loves to travel, visit friends and family, and of course, read using ‘Threegio’ her cherished and much beloved Kindle 3G!
On Inspiration — I find people fascinating. I’ve always enjoyed reading biographies and watching talk shows that delve into the psyche of an individual. I also watch people wherever we go. I eavesdrop on conversations. I watch and analyze their mannerisms and body language. I try to figure out what makes them tick.
As a writer, I want to create believable, memorable characters that walk off the page. I love to plunk them in the middle of a mystery, surround them with eccentric friends and relatives, and then sit back and watch the mayhem begin!
On Author Enjoyment — I enjoy almost every aspect, even the endless online promotion that many authors disdain. It’s fun to chat with authors and readers via FB, email, and blogs. I’ve met some wonderful people who have very quickly become friends. But, like any writer, I also need time alone to write. Those quiet hours are when I recharge my creative batteries. It also keeps me focused and grounded.
On Reader Wishes — My goal has always been very simple. I want to entertain the reader. If I bring a tear to the reader’s eye, yet make them smile when they reach ‘the end’, I’ve done my job!
Thanks, Madeline, for featuring me on Day 7 of the second 2011 Mystery We Write Blog Tour. It’s been an exciting week so far!
You can visit my website http://www.AnneKAlbert.com/ and blogs http://anne-k-albert.blogspot.com/ and http://muriel-reeves-mysteries.blogspot.com. I’m also on Facebook www.facebook.com/annekalbert and Twitter www.twitter.com/AnneKAlbert.
Anne would also like to encourage readers to enter her comment-to-win contest — CONTEST DETAILS: Comment to WIN! Three names will be selected at random from comments on all 14 of Anne’s Mystery We Write Blog Tour guest appearances. Winners will receive an e-copy of FRANK, INCENSE, AND MURIEL, book one of the Muriel Reeves Mysteries. Visit http://tinyurl.com/3hzpqvv for her schedule and contest details. Good luck!
Here’s a tantalizing look at Anne’s first Muriel Reeves Mystery. FRANK, INCENSE, AND MURIEL is set the week before Christmas when the stress of the holidays is enough to frazzle anyone’s nerves. Tensions increase when a friend begs Muriel to team up with a sexy private investigator to find a missing woman. Forced to deal with an embezzler, kidnapper, and femme fatale is bad enough, but add Muriel’s zany yet loveable family to the mix and their desire to win the coveted D-DAY (Death Defying Act of the Year) Award, and the situation can only get worse. To read an excerpt, click here: http://amzn.to/pg67sx
Anne’s cozy, comedic mystery is recipient of the prestigious 2011 Holt Medallion Award of Merit!
Thank you, Ann , for visiting my blog today, and congratulations!
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If you leave a comment here on my blog, your name will also go into the drawing for a free copy of Reticence of Ravens (three copies in total, randomly selected by Buster!)