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Monday, July 2, 2012

10 Questions with Annie Seaton


So, it's another Monday Musaling here. I'm very excited to welcome Annie Seaton.  Annie lives on the edge of the south Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Australia. Recently retired from the world of full time work, she is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing, and had instant success! Her first two books were both published on the same day!

 She writes across genres: steampunk, historical  and paranormal romance, romantic suspense, but her favorite genre is contemporary romance.

Annie’s working life was spent in education from early childhood through  to teaching trainee teachers at university. She has worked as librarian, teacher, technology consultant and university tutor.  She has now retired and spends her days writing down all the stories in her head. 
 

When she is not writing she can be found in her garden or walking on the beach... or most likely on her deck overlooking the ocean, a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc in hand as the sun sets. If you don't already know this, you haven't seen the pictures on her blog. I have a serious case of location envy. Her garden, home and dog are gorgeous.

 Hi Marguerite
Thanks so much for having me visit. It is so nice to have a quick visit to the States as it is mid winter and freezing over here in Australia... so some cyberwarmth is good!

Awesome! I forget you guys are topsy turvy to our seasons here. Enjoy a little of our sunshine.

1.                     First the easy question. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I live with my husband, and ‘Bob’ the dog and two white cats, Boy Cat and Girl Cat in a house next to the beach in a small coastal town of New South Wales. Our two children are grown and married and when I’m not writing I love spending time in my garden walking on the beach and spoiling our two wonderful grandchildren.
I started writing just over a year ago after wanting to write all my life! Happy to say I now have three books published and one (Holiday Affair) has been on the Amazon best seller list for three months! Blind Lust, my favourite story has just been released by Musa Publishing and I hope it follows the same success! 

2.                     If you were a superhero, what would be your power?

SuperSpeed, speed, speed.
The mantra is our household is... if it wasn’t for the last minute nothing would get done in this house. That’s because I am always doing three things at once and the important things have to be done quickly if they ever get done.
 

Would you wear a cape and tights? Describe your costume and give yourself a cool super name.

Absolutely. I wear a cape and tights most days! SuperNannie.

3.                     Pimp it if you’ve got it. What’s new or next for you?

Blind Lust, my latest release is the story of a three hundred year old witch who has to choose between lust and love, thanks to a pesky Cupid. I absolutely loved writing it and as I always wanted to be a witch, I could pretend I was Lizzie! And of course there is a very hunky warlock for eye candy.

4.   What evil villain would be your arch nemesis?

Daryl Van Horne  (Jack Nicholson in Witches of Eastwick)

5.   Would he have a cape and tights?

I would love to take on Jack in a cape and tights. We got a glimpse of his butt in Something’s Gotta Give!

6.  What author or book influenced you the most as a writer?

Anya Seton  wrote historical novels in the 1950s  and Katherine is my favorite book of all time. I didn’t consciously choose my pen name to model hers. Annie is my real name and I chose Seaton because I write in a town by the sea. It wasn’t until someone commented that it reminded them of Anya Seton, that I picked up the connection!

7.  What was your favorite meal as a child? Do you still like it?

 

My husband thinks it is gross that I ask for Curried Sausages and Eggs for my birthday dinner
each year...like my Mum used to cook for me.

9.      Your arch nemesis has attacked your hometown, oh noes! You are in Marrakesh settling a zombie uprising. The fastest way to travel is this:



Does your hometown die while waiting for you to hop a commercial flight?

Oh yes... it would. I hate snakes and snails, almost as much as I hate spiders... and flying commercial runs a close third.

10.   Instead of truth or dare, we are just going to jump right to the rejection haiku. I enjoyed reading them so much that I’m making them a regular feature. Hey, rejection is one of the great universal commonalities as a writer. So, write us a rejection haiku. Please? (see that last part was a question. Sneaky, right?)

Self promo alert... I have not had a rejection as a writer! It must have been all those years of practice. So unrequited teenage love that left me free for true love... sweet???

Spring love at fifteen
Thank God for the rejection
Summer love stays true

Want more Annie? Of course you do! You can visit her at her website http://annieseatonromance.com. She also blogs at http://annieseaton.blogspot.com/. She tweets as @annieseaton26 and facebooks, too. So there you go. Plenty of stalking opportunities for you (and Annie is so very stalk-worthy. Just trust me on this.)

Wanna buy some Annie? ZOMG! She's not for sale. What are you a pervert or something? Oh, her books? Yeah, you can buy those. Blind Lust is available at Musa Publishing and Amazon. She has two other books out, Winter of the Passion Flower and A Holiday Affair. So what are you waiting for? Go get you some Annie!

18 comments:

  1. Great interview! I already have A Holiday Affair on my e-reader and now have to check out your other books.

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  2. Thanks, Grace! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I loved writing them!

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  3. Fun reading this interview. I love the idea of Jack Nicholson being in your witch story, which sounds intriguing, by the way. And I'm with you on the snake - or NOT on the snake. Hope you enjoy continued success with your books.

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  4. Hmm. The formatting is a bit wonky. This is something I did. Naw, I'll just blame the cat. Bootsie screwed up the formatting on my blog! Darn cat!

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  5. Bad cat! And I thought how clever you were.Looked like a newspaper article excerpt.

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    1. Oh yeah. Um. I totally planned it like that.

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  6. Enjoyed getting to know Annie better in these GREAT interviews of yours, Marguerite.
    Thanks.
    Patti

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  7. You two make a great combo. The questions AND the answers are umm...different?

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    1. Different is good. I'll take different all day long.

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  8. You two ladies crack me up. I love a warped sense of humor almost as much as I love Annie's books. My favorite is 'Blind Lust.' I must insist that she rights more paranormal, it's def her genre!
    Thanks for the interview Marguerite.

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    1. I agree about Annie writing more paranormal. Get on that Super Nannie!

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  9. A fun blog, my first visit here btw. Thanks Marguerite. And Annie, I've read all three of your books; just finished reading "Blind Lust" and thoroughly enjoyed it so bring on the next one! Hope it's not too far away?

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  10. Excellent interview. Hahaha, loved the sail and snake picture. :)
    Whitney

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    1. Thanks, Whitney. Annie was great fun to talk to.

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  11. Writing happened today! I have the flu and couldn't sleep so I got up and wrote 1000 words of my next book at 3am! Italian Affair is coming together and then definitely another paranormal.. we might follow Josh's story from Blind Lust? What do you think?

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    1. Yes! More Josh! Woo hoo for writing but boo for the flu.

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  12. Jack Nicholson in Witches of Eastwick - didn't you just love him!?! Thanks for bringing that up, haven't seen that movie in ages and it was so much fun!

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