Anne Elizabeth, author of SEAL at Heart, is visiting the virtual offices today. Please give her a warm welcome! After the interview, enter for your chance to win a copy of SEAL at Heart!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 words or less.
[Anne Elizabeth] I’m a romance writer, comic book creator, monthly columnist, wife, step-mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, godmother, daughter, sister, friend, and adventurer.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about SEAL at Heart?
[Anne Elizabeth] Being a SEAL means everything to Petty Officer First Class John Roaker. So when a head injury coupled with a bout of amnesia takes him out of the action, he has to find a way to heal his wounds and recover his lost memories. Enlisting the help of beautiful physical therapist Laurie Smith, he heals his body and discovers that his unlocked memories hold a dangerous secret about his last mission that threatens his life, his country, and the woman he’s starting to fall in love with.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Anne Elizabeth] One night, my husband and I were sitting around the dinner table with a friend talking about SEALS and romance. The idea popped out of my mouth and I knew it was the one. BTW, my husband is retired from the Teams.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Laurie?
[Anne Elizabeth] Courageous, passionate, and determined.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Jack had a theme song, what would it be?
[Anne Elizabeth] Queen, WE WILL ROCK YOU
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Laurie won’t leave the house without.
[Anne Elizabeth] Laurie would never leave the house without her purse. It holds all the magical things she cannot live without during the day–from lipstick to a small first aid kit.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Jack’s bedroom?
[Anne Elizabeth] Collectible figurines, framed photographs, and large pieces of furniture—Jack doesn’t have any of those things. Instead, he can pack and be out the door in under an hour with everything he owns packed in duffel bags.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Anne Elizabeth] I have a lot of creative influences. From my husband’s presence to the nature surrounding us, I draw it all in and it ends up in my stories.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Anne Elizabeth] In order to craft, I need a strong connection with my story and characters, support from my family and friends, and my laptop. I also need time–an opportunity to research, think, and type.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Anne Elizabeth] I read a lot of books. I am huge fan of Cathy Maxwell, Suzanne Brockmann, and Anne Rice. I’ve loved all of their latest books!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Anne Elizabeth] Dante’s THE DIVINE COMEDY—I’ve read that book at least a hundred times.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Anne Elizabeth] I love adventures! Kayaking on the ocean, biking or hiking in the mountains with my husband and our dog, cooking for family and friends, flying, or reading a book—these are some of my favorite activities.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Anne Elizabeth] Fans can contact me through my website and I’m on facebook and twitter, too.
Link to website: www.AnneElizabeth.net
Link to personal Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Elizabeth/e/B002BX3M7C/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
I have a monthly column in RT BOOK REVIEWS magazine on comics, manga, and graphic novels. I also attend the Comic Cons in New York and San Diego as well as the RT BOOK LOVERS CONVENTION.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
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