Welcome: Anne K. Albert
December 1, 2012
A little about Anne…Our Tour Leader and a Wonderful Author…
I”ve been on three tours now that Anne has organized. I’ve met so may new authors and had such a wonderful time. So, I’m very pleased to have Anne visiting today!
Anne K. Albert’s award winning mystery and romantic suspense stories chill the spine, warm the heart and soothe the soul…all with a delightful touch of humor. When not at the keyboard she loves to travel, walk on a beach, visit friends and family, and of course, read using ‘Threegio’ her beloved and much cherished Kindle 3G.
Thanks for featuring me today, Madeline. You asked me to answer this question: “What do you like and enjoy the most about being a writer?”
I enjoy meeting other writers…whether in person or online. Writers speak the same language. They understand how exciting and fascinating dialogue, setting, and characterization can be! They never freak out if I mention those voices in my head because they hear them, too!
Next on the list: the hours I spend in solitude. There’s something incredibly soothing about being able to shut out the real world to focus on a world that not only makes sense, but can often illustrate how to cope given any situation.
Number three: I love that I’m an organic writer and knowing that my process is uniquely mine and mine alone. I begin each story with no plot, outline, or list of characters. I have no preconceived ideas of what will happen next because I simply don’t know. I just place my fingertips on the keyboard and GO!
(I love hearing that, Anne!)
Conversely, after a few quiet days on my own I enjoy connecting with people. There is an energy that surrounds us, and at times it’s palatable. Whether these individuals inspire, provoke, enrage or motivate, I’m always curious as to why they act and say the things they do.
What else is a perk about being a writer? The e-book revolution. It allows me to share my stories with readers around the globe. Plus, I’ve discovered wonderful stories by talented authors I would likely have missed in the past when my only source of books was my local library or bookstore. Downloading a story onto my Kindle in seconds is magical! I love it.
Here’s a look at Anne’s book, Frank, Incense and Muriel. The story takes place 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.
Thanks for featuring me today, Madeline.
A final word (enticement!) from Anne
Readers can enter my giveaway contest by leaving a comment. Up for grabs is an e-copy of FRANK, INCENSE AND MURIEL. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on my blog on December 12, 2012. Good luck!
Thank you so much, Anne, for visiting today and sharing with us your thoughts on your writing time–and your “people” time!