Sunday, September 17, 2017
Anna James @authorannajames Author of The Chasing Memories #ContemporaryRomance #ForevermoreSeries #Suspense
I’d like to welcome Anna James, author of Chasing Memories to my blog today.
RW: Tell us about yourself, your family, where you live, etc.
AJ: I’m happily married with five wonderful children and a loveable rescue dog. I live in New England and work full time. I write every chance I can, and love creating stories with strong heroes and heroines who conquer life’s trials and find their happily-ever-afters.
RW: Why did you decide to write? When did you submit your first manuscript and what genre was it?
AJ: I decided to write because I love creating stories. I chose romance because I love reading them and I love that they always have a happy ending. My first manuscript, a contemporary romance, was published in 2010.
RW: How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?
AJ: I’d say there’s probably a little bit of me in every book I write. I’m and engineer and I once wrote a female engineer heroine (To Love and Trust Again). When I was younger, I wanted to design wedding dresses. A dream I fulfilled when I designed and made my daughter’s wedding dress. Nicole Bradford, the heroine from Keeping Her Guilty Secret wanted to design wedding dresses. I like cooking. Ashley Bradford, the heroine in A Love Worth Saving, likes to cook.
RW: Tell us about your latest book. What motivated the story? Where did the idea come from? What genre is it? Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?
AJ: I have two novels from Entangled Publishing releasing on August 21, 2017. Even better—they’re both on sale for just $0.99.
They’re The Business of Love, and Chasing Memories: Books One and Two in my Forevermore series.
RW: How many books have you written, how many have been published?
AJ: I’ve written four full-length novels, five novellas and one short story. All but one of the full-length novels has been published. My latest novel is out on submission.
RW: If I were a first-time reader of your books, which one would you recommend I start with and why?
AJ: Banking on Love, because I loved writing that story!
RW: Are you in control of your characters or do they control you?
AJ: It’s a little bit of both. Sometimes they surprise me and act in ways I never planned on!
RW: What can we expect from you in the future? Where do you hope to be five years from now?
AJ: I’ve started two new contemporary romance series. The first takes place Texas and the second in Maine. As for where I’ll be in five years? Still writing and creating stories readers love to read.
RW: What do you do to relax and recharge your batteries?
AJ: I love going to the lake or the ocean and relaxing in the sun for a few days.
RW: What is your secret guilty pleasure?
AJ: Chocolate! Also, listening to a great audio book (probably a romance novel) while lying in the sun.
RW: City life or country life? E-Book or paperback? Zebras or elephants?
AJ: If I have to choose between the city or country, I’d probably live in the city. The country is too quiet for me, but I’d like visiting for some peace and tranquility once in a while. I don’t live in a big city, though. I live in a suburb. Close enough to visit a major city when I want, or drive to the country for a quick getaway. I’m more of a paperback kind of girl, but I find audiobooks even more enjoyable. Haven’t thought much about whether or not I prefer Zebras to elephants!
RW: Those are all the questions I have for you. Thank you for speaking to me.
AJ: Thanks for hosting me today!
After a hit-and-run kills his grandmother, Lucas Morgan knows the truth behind the accident is locked in India Leone’s head. He’s determined to help her memory return or trip her up in a lie—depending on which side of the truth she’s on. She’s at the top of his suspect list, so he offers her a job at one of his luxury hotel properties to keep her close.
Interior designer India doesn’t remember how she ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time, or what happened in the accident that killed Lucas’s grandmother. The police say she isn’t responsible, but amnesia has left her with many questions.
She takes Lucas up on his job offer, thinking a new start will be good for her, not for a moment thinking she might fall for the man keeping secrets that could break her heart and endanger her life.
Anna James writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels with strong, confident heroes and heroines who conquer life’s trials and find their happily-ever-after.
She is a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America), CTRWA (Connecticut Romance Writers of America), and CORW (Charter Oak Romance Writers).
Anna is married to a wonderful husband who spends countless hours picking up the slack around the house so she can pursue her dream of writing, is the proud mother of five fabulous children, and a big, loveable rescue dog the entire family adores.
Although she’s lived in several locations throughout her life she now calls Connecticut home. When not writing, reading, or plotting, she can be found spending time with family and friends.
Entangled Publishing: https://entangledpublishing.com/chasing-memories.html