Welcome to Writer-In-Progress Wednesday with Ann Swann!
Ann lives in Texas with her husband and rescue pets. She loves libraries and book stores and owns two e-readers just for fun. Ann writes what she likes to read.
All For Love, a Contemporary Romance filled with heartache and hope, was Ann’s first novel for 5 Prince Publishing. It has also been an Amazon bestseller for Literary Fiction.
Her Romantic Suspense series begins with
Stutter Creek (Amazon bestseller), and continues with
Book Two, Lilac Lane, which one reviewer labeled “scared-the-pants-off-me.”
Book three, Copper Lake, will be out in 2015.
Ann also writes a book series centered around a couple of teenage ghost-hunters. Stevie-girl and the Phantom Pilot,
Stevie-girl and The Phantom Student, and Stevie-girl and The Phantom of Crybaby Bridge. All have been on Amazon’s bestseller lists for scary tales and ghost stories.
Soul Gardener, was originally published in Timeless, an anthology of paranormal love stories. She has also published short fiction in The Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, The Binnacle, The Rusty Nail, and several local magazines and anthologies. She also has an apocalyptic horror novel coming out in 2015.
Find Ms. Swann’s links in the Luck of the Irish Giveaway below!
Who, What, When, Where, Why, & Future:
When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
When I began to read.
How long have you been writing professionally?
My first contest win was in 1991
What genre of books do you write and why?
I write dark genres – it’s my therapy
Who do you write about?
People who struggle
What’s within five feet of you right at this very second?
My coffee cup, Bose radio, lamp
Copper Lake, Suspense
Do you work from an idea of a story or a character?
On average how many hours per day or how many words so you write in a day?
There’s no average – my life is topsy turvy
When do you like to write, are you an early bird or night owl?
I prefer early morning but usually wind up as a night owl against my wishes
Do you listen to music when writing and if so who are you listening to now?
As I answer these questions I’m listening to RUGGED DUCHESS
Did anything inspire your latest work-in-progress or about-to-be-published work?
It’s book three in the Stutter Creek series. This one was inspired by a detective in book one named Kendra Dean.
What book is beside your bed at the moment?
All the Light We Cannot See
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
To instill kindness and tolerance within every human being on the planet
If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?
Write and Read
If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?
Enjoy my family
If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
Abraham Lincoln – he fascinates me
Controversial one … paperback or eBook?
I love paper, but my Kindle is easier to dust
If you could give one piece of advice to any aspiring authors out there, what would it be?
Turn off all forms of social media and just write – read – write
Luck of the Irish Giveaway!
When Beth lost her father to cancer and her husband to another woman, she didn’t know where to turn. So she retreated to the family cabin at Stutter Creek. Some of the best times of her life were spent at that cabin. That’s where she met her first crush, a boy named John. But that was many years ago . . . could he possibly still be around? Or would she find something sinister instead?
Ella and her son survived her ex-husband’s drunken wrath. They are starting a new life in a new town, Stutter Creek. She’s even met a real man. A gentle wild life biologist named Chet Boone. But now, her ex has been released from prison early. Is that him driving past their new house late at night? Is he the one causing the strange sounds and flickering lights? Can they survive a second round with a madman?