Life is all about change, and significant changes are in the works for my entire family. After nine years of living in their own home within a ten-minute drive of us, my parents (89 & 99) are flying to the opposite side of the country to live with my sister and b-i-l. It's a win/win situation for everyone, and I'm grateful my sister is taking over as their primary caregiver. (Thanks, and hugs, Lynda!)
As you can imagine my daily routine will change dramatically, and being an optimist who actually enjoys change, it's a given my first priority will be my writing. (It's taken a back seat lately, and I'm excited that too will change!)
My goal for September is to focus on PROTECTING HOPE, book 2 of the Piedmont Island Trilogy, and submit it to my editor. Besides getting sufficient exercise, I also want to remain somewhat visible online. As I often do author interviews, I thought this might be a perfect opportunity to turn the tables and share a few personal tidbits about myself. :)
So, here's part of my bio from my website:
A fan of Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, the Hardy Boys, Agatha Christie and Erle Stanley Gardner and married to her high school sweetheart for one-third of a century, it's a given Anne K. Albert writes mystery and romantic suspense stories.
When not writing she loves to travel, visit friends and family, and of course, read using 'Threegio' her cherished and much beloved Kindle 3G!
Enjoy the 'interview'!
Q: Please tell us a few interesting tidbits about yourself that might surprise us.
Anne: I majored in political science at university, but have never had any political aspirations. I also graduated from art college, but can't paint or draw. The sound of jingling coins in a man's pocket drives me crazy. I'm afraid of big dogs. And last but not least, I rarely ever get homesick. I love to travel and suspect I may have been a nomad or gypsy in a former life!
Q: Where would you like to visit?
Anne: This list is endless. I enjoy exploring close to home, but I'm also keen to see the world. I've toured South America, the Caribbean, England, eastern Europe, and almost every state and province in the US and Canada. Ireland, Newfoundland, France, and Australia, however, are all on my bucket list.
Q: What’s your favorite food?
Anne: Anything my husband cooks! Fortunately, there aren't many foods I dislike, but I'll bypass liver at every turn. (Liver, shiver!) I love eating outdoors when weather permits, and that includes fresh, easy snacks and finger foods. When the temperatures drop, I enjoy oven baked meals that fill the house with delicious aromas. Those tempting smells promise a comforting evening meal. Yum!
Q: What is your favorite quote?
Anne: EASY IS HARD ENOUGH. I do my best to live each day with those four little words in mind. They often save a lot of grief!
Q: If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
Anne: Ah, remember that nomad thing I’ve got going? I could never choose just one place to live. I’d have four. One rural, one urban, one ‘continental’, and one at the beach. Spending three months of each year in various places around the globe would mean I’d never get bored…at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
Q: If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
Anne: I have flying monkeys and I’m not afraid to use them. I'm smiling as I type that, but honestly, I imagine most people would think I'm a pushover. That may be true in some respects, but I’m also resilient, tough and determined. As a friend once said, “Being a writer isn’t for wimps!” So true.
As always reader comments are welcome and appreciated. Now, my turn...I'm curious. Do you have a warning label? How do you handle life's changes? Do you have a favorite quote that defines you and your life?
*If you are an author and have a recent release that falls within the romantic suspense, romance and/or mystery genre, AND is suitable for readers 16 to 90, please contact me to arrange an interview.
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