AG: Hi Cindy, thanks so much for the interview. I’m not sure what readers want to know about me, but here’s a sampling. In my early years I lived in a small farm town in
CG: You are definitely a globe trotter and have spent some time in my home state of CA.
Describe your journey to publication? Did it take a long time or somewhat short?
CG: What genre’s do you write in and why?
CG: Oooh, those are my favorite genres too--historical and suspense. I truly believe people don't like history because they haven't had the right teacher. Of course that's the history teacher in me talking.
Which authors have inspired you?
AG: Which authors have inspired me? That’s a hard one to answer. When I read a really good book, I just want to sit down and write one as good—or better.
CG: Tell us about your book from White Rose Publishing including the blurb.
Are you a plotter or a pantser and how did it affect the writing of this book?
CG: Did you have to do a lot of research for the book? What are your favorite research books or sites?
AG: Yes, I do a great deal of research for all my books, including the contemporary ones. I always visit the setting and get some good pictures. Then I find books about the history and time. Small details I research on the internet, but the important ones come from non-fiction books. I am extremely careful in my research because if a reader discovers one error, then I lose credibility. If I’m writing detective, I have a detective look over the manuscript before I send it out. If I’m writing WW11 stories, I find someone who has been there. I always find a person who has done the job I’m writing about to look over the finished manuscript. Of course, when I go further back into history I have to rely solely on the non-fiction books. But I enjoy research and often do far more than I ever use in any one book.
CG: It is so true that we end up with way more research than we need.
Which character did you like writing about the most, and why?
AG: Another hard question. The character I love writing about the most—is the one I’m currently working on. I love all my characters. However, I do think I like being in the male point of view slightly more than the female. I like being macho and looking at life from a different perspective. I like being strong enough to handle a couple of thugs. Of course my detective knows martial arts, but she doesn’t use her fists. I like looking at a woman I’m interested in and being totally confused as to what makes her do the crazy things she does. But, on the other hand, I love having a woman use her wiles and smarts when that’s all she has going for her. But Megan and Brody from Masquerade Marriage are probably closest to my heart.
CG: You’ve chosen to write an Inspirational or Christian romance. Why is it important to include faith into your writing?
AG: I don’t think I can NOT include faith in my writing. I am a new creation in Christ. I have a Christian worldview. I have deep beliefs and a few boundaries that cannot be crossed. I want my books to have meaning and take-away value. I want my readers to take a deep delicious breath and say—Oh, now I understand. How beautiful God’s way is.
CG: Beautifully put, Anne.
How can readers get in touch with you and follow your work? Where can they buy your books?
AG: I have a website, www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com. My books can be purchased at www.WhiteRosePublishing.com and on www.Amazon.com. My blog is also on my website.
CG: Anything else you’d like to share with readers?
AG: Readers can reach me through www.WhiteRosePublishing.com. I’d love to hear from them. If readers join my website, they can leave comments. I’m also on Facebook where comments are welcomed.