A very warm welcome to today’s guest blogger is Anetta Hobson. Who is Anetta? Let’s find out…
My name is Annetta Hobson. I thank you for sharing your blog with me. I am very new to all of this so I will just give a brief description of myself and my work.
I am from Detroit, MI. I am a 38 year old wife and mother. I have six children and one step-son. I am attending college under a criminal justice major. I began writing in May of 2012. My debut novel is called “Light in the Shadow” and is published with DonnaInk Publications. I have six titles due to be released this year. I believe I started writing because I was an avid reader. My sister is also a writer but remains unpublished. She helped me start My first novel. I am amazed at seeing my words between the pages of a printed book. I completed my novel in July 2012 and was picked up by DonnaInk in October 2012. I am excited about the things to come and hopes everyone enjoys Light in the Shadow! Here is a small peek into my debut novel:
Light in the Shadow
Rayen Vasu is a young and very beautiful woman. At first glance she has it all looks, money, and power. But she has a terrible story. When she was 15 her parents were brutally murdered on her birthday/ Mother’s Day. To add to that horrific event she is ripped away from the only other family she has ever known and viciously violated. These series of tragic events changes her into a cold and callous person. At 25 she moves to Bay City, MI to help her father’s company return to its former glory. There she meets two men who change her life dramatically. One is a hardworking architect named Joshua Manning. The other is Blake Pierce an upstanding homicide detective whom is her soul mate. Eventually Blake falls so deep in love with Rayen he begins to toss all of his morals, taught by his Chief of police father. After he is confronted by her pass he has to make a decision to commit the unthinkable to help her protect the only loved ones she has left.
Some Questions and Answers:
1. Did you always want to be an author? If not, what else would you have done?
No. I only read books and it took me a while to get to enjoy reading. I was a hairstylists. and I started college in 2011.
2. Would you rather win the lottery, or end up writing the next big book?
I would rather have the next big novel maybe even a movie!
3. Was your road to publication a delightful stroll in the park or the voyage of the damned?
It was delightful. I received a lot of positive feedback, from major publishers too! I was offered a contract from two small publishers.
4. Who is your favorite author and why?
I really don’t have a favorite. I enjoy a wide range of authors. I read different genres. But mainly romance.
5. What is the most difficult for you to write: Characters, conflict, emotions?
Well… I don’t really know. I really flow when I am writing. The story plays inside my head like a movie. I go with what I see. Then I correct it later.
6. Do you already know what to write next? Can you tell us?
I have six books due to release this year. My favorite is a book called Chronicles of a Betrothed. It has murder, romance, and other goodies in between.
7. How important is it for you to keep your life as a writer and your private life separate?
Very. I live a totally different life then my characters. I don’t even curse but my characters do!
8. Novel you would like to see turned into a movie?
My novel Chronicles of a Betrothed.
9. Who is, hands down, the sexiest actor of all time?
Ian Somerhalder or Matt Bomer Hands down! Can’t choose between those two!
10. Where do you get your ideas?
From various situations, like dreams, even television.
11.Are you an island unto yourself in your writing, or does the input of critique partners push you
I am an island unto myself. I flow effortlessly when I am alone. I can work with my children present if I have headphones on. I even watch TV sometimes.
12. Do you have only one WIP, or do you bounce around between projects?
I have a tendency to jump around. When I get a new idea I start it right away. I have 7 unfinished WIP’s.
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