Archive for February 23, 2012
I’m very lucky to have Anna James on my blog today. Please help me welcome her and leave your comments at the end for a chance to win a prize.
I became a romance novel junkie in my twenties and decided I wanted to create the stories I loved to read. Fast forward a few years and I have been somewhat successful. I have 8 novel / novellas that have been published and continue to write as much as I can.
What genre(s) do you write in and why?
I write contemporary romance for the most part but have made attempts to expand. Visions – is a contemporary romance novella with paranormal elements (available from Sugar and Spice Press). I am also toying with a new romance story that will involve time travel. Stay tuned for that – it’s only in the concept phase right now which means it floating around in my head!
What is your favorite part of writing?
Creating stories that are filled with desire, passion and romance!
How much time do you spend promoting your books? What works best for you?
For the most part I spend about 5 hours a week promoting, unless I have a new release, then it’s a lot more!
Was your road to publication fraught with peril or a walk in the park?
Definitely not a “walk in the park”. I was rejected SEVERAL times (I have lost count on the actual number) before I finally got my first contract.
What genres are you drawn to as a reader?
- Contemporary romance
- Contemporary romance with paranormal elements
- Futuristic romance
- Historical romance
- Time travel romance
Tell us a little about yourself and your latest book.
I’m Anna James, author of contemporary stories and I invite you to take a break from everyday life and get lost in a world filled with desire, passion, and romance!
I have been writing for years and was first published in 2010. Since then I have published eight novels / novellas (check out my website for more information www.annajamesromance.com).
I was born in Connecticut and lived there until I was nine years old. My family and I spent the next eleven years living in Williamsville, a suburb just outside of Buffalo, NY. I returned to Connecticut after receiving my Associates degree in Engineering Science and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. I continue to live in Connecticut with my husband and children.
I am a romantic at heart and enjoy reading and writing romance novels
My current book, To Love and Trust Again, is the story of Molly Quin:
Three years ago Molly Quin walked out of Dan Berringer’s apartment and told him that she wanted nothing to do with him ever again. Now, after accepting a position with Bennett Engineering, she will have to see Dan every day. Fate could be so cruel! Seeing him again so unexpectedly, she discovered to her chagrin, brought back feelings she thought she’d dealt with a long time ago.
Dan Berringer made a mistake. He’d hurt Molly badly. He wants her back now and will stop at nothing to win her including letting Max McDermott get in his way.
Max McDermott wants Molly Quin. She’s smart, funny and sexy as hell, but he is reluctant to pursue her. He knows Molly is attracted to him too but what about her relationship with Dan Berringer? And is he willing to become involved with someone he works with again?
Follow Molly on her journey as she deals with hurts from the past and her feelings in the present and learns how to love and trust again.
What are you currently working on?
Right now I actually have two stories in the works. One is a traditional contemporary romance and the other contains elements of suspense and intrigue. I am hoping the latter will turn into a series.
Do you have any words of inspiration for aspiring authors?
Believe in yourself and in your writing. The road to publication is littered with rejection letters (or e-mails as the case may be). If you get rejected find another publisher and / or agent and keep at it until you have a contract!
My blog: www.annajamesromance.com
My Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/annajames