WELCOME Ann b. Harrison!
So glad you could pop in and share a little about yourself and your writing.
1. What is the theme of the book you are working on? (Note: this can be your current release too if you want to talk about that instead)
Can someone in the present right the wrongs of the past when they little connection or knowledge of what happened? In The Summer House, Billie finds herself being catapulted back in time and she feels she’s finally lost her mind after the sudden death of her husband. The only person who can help her is a tweedy professor of psychology who she thinks wants to commit her. Her life unravels in front of her eyes as she tries to hang onto the final threads of her sanity.
2. What was/is one of the hardest things about writing one of your books/current manuscript? (Did you or do you want to throw it into the fire like frodo?)
Making it all tie in together because it covers two different time lines. (I guess the more complex the plot the more you need to map it out eh?)
3. Because everyone wants to know, panster or plotter?
Generally I’m a panster but with this story I plotted it out fairly well because I had a dream about it and I didn’t want to get it wrong.
4. How important are reviews to you? Do you get upset when they aren’t favourable? (Like stalk the reviewer and wish they get infested with a thousand fleas.)
Seriously, I rarely look at reviews. They’re for other readers, not me and what’s the point of getting upset. My story wont be for everyone, the same as I don’t like every book on the market. It pays to grow a thick skin and not let it get to you. (Wise words Ann.)
5. How do you market your books? (Stand at the top of a building and shout buy my book?)
I’ve tried all different types of promo when I first started writing and I doubt any of them really work that well. They cost you time and money that I feel is better spent writing the next book. (It’s so easy to fall into the promo trap and spend ridiculous hours trying to make a go of it. Like everything, nothing in excess.)
6. Social Media – Love it or hate it? Where do you hang out the most? Any tips to share?
I love Facebook https://www.facebook.com/annb.harrison.7 and generally check in a few times a day.
7. What is your favourite motivational phrase or positive saying?
You cant edit a blank page. I think that was Nora Roberts and its true. Bad words on a page are far better than no words. (I have to agree with this one hundred percent.)
If you want to know more about Ann you can find her here;
Latest release – Outback Cafe
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Lena Hawkins has spent her every waking moment building her reputation as a top chef and when her money grubbing husband takes the credit and tosses her aside she calls it quits for the sake of her son and returns to the country town where she grew up thankful for the support of her close knit Italian family. Coerced by the local community she opens a restaurant in a disused dairy.
Adam Chapman, one time Sydney lawyer now deer farmer, is more than happy to provide the premises and have an outlet for his produce. Little does he realize that they have unsavory connections that have nothing to do with the restaurant business. Old secrets are uncovered that rock the small town and drag them both into the world they thought they’d left behind them.
When Lena discovers Adam was involved in her cousin’s court case, she sees red and tries to back out of the lease but her father convinces her to follow through. It wasn’t Adams fault – his father did a deal to keep him out of trouble. Now Adam feels responsible for Simon’s jail term and joins forces with the local police to set a trap for the people who were ultimately responsible for the money laundering. For it to work though, Simon has to die.
Lena is rocked to the core when she discovers her ex-husband used her and love never was a part of their all too brief marriage. She was in the right place at the right time, nothing more.
Can Lena be convinced to start again and conquer her demons?