However Jeanne C. Stein is one of the authors I have been following since the beginning so she holds a real special place not only on my bookshelf but here on the blog.
I hope you will enjoy reading this new interview about her seventh book in her amazing Anna Strong Chronicles. Crossroads is due out at the end of August and I have had it on pre-order since it was available.
Make sure you read the interview and then enter the contest. Jeanne has two awesome prize packages up for grabs! I wish I could enter myself!
Jeanne – I hope some surprises! First Anna is visited by Detective Harris who has discovered an interesting fact concerning Warren Williams’ death. 300 year old DNA. Then David starts remembering the night he was kidnapped by Judith Williams to assure Anna’s presence at her induction as The Chosen One. And the third ghost from her past to surface is Max—ex-flame and DEA agent who needs Anna’s help to stop a vampire coyote killing randomly (or so it seems) close to the border.
After dealing with all this, she finds Chael waiting in her living room. Seems he’s trying to entice Anna to give up her status as the Chosen One by telling her there is a Shaman in the Southwest who can return mortality to vampires. And he lives in the same Navajo village as Daniel Frey’s young son. That bit of news sends Anna and Daniel Frey on a journey that changes both their lives.
Jeanne - Yes. Not necessarily in the next couple of books, though. And that’s all I’m saying.
Amber - Anna is really busy with vampire stuff. Does she have any time left to be a Bounty Hunter?
Jeanne – Actually, a little! She and Tracey have an adventure in Crossroads, too. Though it’s more settling a personal score for Tracey’s sister than a job.
Amber - Will there be more books in the series? How long would you like to see things continue for Anna ? Do you see an end in sight?
Amber - What is next? Are you working on any other projects you would like to tell us about?
Jeanne - Nothing concrete. Possibly a werewolf detective series, possibly something with angels and demons. All ideas I’ve been playing with.
Amber - Are you a full time writer or do you have a day job? If yes, How do you divide your time?
Jeanne - I am a full time writer. I treat it as a full time job. I devote most of each day to writing, promoting, etc etc. I wish it was 80% writing and 20% other stuff—but truthfully it’s about 50/50. With all the social networking a writer has to do, it takes a bigger chunk out of my working day than I’d like.
Jeanne - I think I could. Critique partner Mario Acevedo and I have talked about collaborating. We’ve written two short pieces together that have turned out surprisingly well! And my long time fantasy is for Mackay Wood and I to write that historical paranormal about angels and demons set during World War I that we’ve been playing with.
Amber - Some authors have branched out into the YA genre. Have you or would you think about writing a YA book?
Jeanne - I don’t know that I could. I’m pretty removed from the youth mindset! I admire greatly those authors who can write both adult and YA, though I notice most are in their thirties!!! I’m just a little older than that! :)
Amber - What paranormal creatures are you dying to fit into a story but you haven't managed to fit in yet?
Amber - And what about ones you would never use?
Jeanne - Trolls and gnomes.
Amber - Who or what has been the biggest influence in your life?
Jeanne - My sister, because she’s the most unselfish person I know.
Jeanne - I don’t own an e-reader (yet). I see ebooks as another opportunity to reach more readers so I say bring ‘em on!
Amber - What are you listening and watching lately? Read any good books recently?
Jeanne – Listening? Not so much.
Watching: I don’t have cable so I’m always a season behind in my favorite series. Just finished True Blood Season 3, Breaking Bad, Entourage, Doctor Who, Torchwood, and am awaiting Sons of Anarchy (I love that show!).
Amber - What's your favorite paranormal movie of all time?
Jeanne - Lost Boys
Amber - Thank you for being a guest again! See you soon! ;)
Jeanne – Thank you, Amber. I appreciate your inviting me!
The Anna Strong Chronicles
#1 - The Becoming
#2 - Blood Drive
#3 - The Watcher
#4 - Legacy
#5 - Retribution
#6 - Chosen
#7 - Crossroads (releases this month!)
Jeanne is giving away two prize packages and they are amazing!!!
Prize: 2 Prizes each consisting of a copy of Crossroads, a $25.00 gift certificate to Amazon (or Barnes & Noble), book cover magnets and some other swags. Open to all.
How To Enter?
Nothing too easy this week! The prizes are too good for an easy peasy question....so I need two answers this week ;)
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