Monday, April 13, 2015

Anne Greene Author Interview

ANNE GREENE delights in writing about alpha heroes who aren’t afraid to fall on their knees in prayer, and about gutsy heroines. Moody Press published her first book, Trail of Tears, an American historical. Masquerade Marriage and Marriage By Arrangement, Scottish Historical Romances won awards. A Texas Christmas Mystery also won awards. Elk Lake Publishing contracted two new series. Her Women of Courage Series spotlights heroic women of World War II. The second series is Holly Garden, PI, a detective series. Anne makes her home in McKinney, Texas. Two of her four children live nearby. Tim LaHaye led her to the Lord when she was twenty-one, and Chuck Swindoll is her Pastor. Anne graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of Texas, Dallas. Her highest hope is that her stories transport the reader to an awesome new world and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus.

Welcome, Anne! To start us off, tell us a little about your writing.
I write Historical Romance and Romantic Suspense. I have two new series releasing: this month my Women of Courage series with Angel With Steel Wings as the first Historical Romance book, and Holly Garden PI Series with Holly Garden, PI, Red Is For Rookie releasing in May. In October two Christmas novellas will release, A Christmas Belle and A Mistletoe Kiss. All can be purchased on Amazon and my website AnneGreeneAuthor.com.

How would you label the overall mood of your stories: dark, gritty, poignant, sensitive, heart-warming, light, witty, humorous, adventurous?
I write adventurous, suspenseful, page-turner, yet heart-warming romance.

What is the name of your latest book?
Angel With Steel Wings and Holly Garden, PI, Red Is For Rookie are my latest books. I’m still working on the two novellas.
 

ANGEL WITH STEEL WINGS is a World War II romance where Steel Magnolias meet Band of Brothers. While doing her part test flying planes, Mandy McCabe escapes her dead-end life in Hangman’s Hollow, Tennessee as a Woman Air Service Pilot, WASP. Can she escape from her past? Major Harvey Applegate lost his wife to the WASP program, and he’s convinced Yankee Doodle Gals have no place flying in the war effort. He determines to protect the remaining ladies by sending them packing back to the home front. Both Mandy and Harvey experience immediate attraction, which increases Harvey’s desire to send Mandy home to safety. Can a man burdened with memories of death undertake added danger? Will their new love survive the test? One love. Two goals. Someone has to give.

Women pilots in WWII? Too cool! What inspired you to write this story?

I’m a WWII buff. The war and its aftermath changed the world especially for women and offered them tremendous opportunities to better their lives. During the years 1941-1945, thousands of women answered the call of duty to help protect our country. Hundreds of these women died because of their service. Angel With Steel Wings tells the story of the women test pilots, WASPs. There were also Army and Navy NURSES, WACS, WAVES, and SPIES. My Women of Courage series will tell these stories. I’m so proud of what these women accomplished.

A sneak peek into what you're working on right now?
I’m working on two delightful novellas. A Christmas Belle is a Mail-Order Bride story about a southern belle forced from her home when the Union burned Atlanta. She agrees to marry a man, sight unseen, to gain a new start, a new life, and a new freedom in the wilds of a Wyoming Gold Mining town. This is one of a twelve-book series called Christmas Mail Order Angels. I’m also working on another series called Mulled Christmas Kisses. My novella, A Mistletoe Kiss tells about Felicity traveling with her father to Oregon Territory to get forty acres of free land. But her father dies. A woman alone cannot take possession of the land, so stranded in Ft. Laramie, she advertises for a groom. It’s a type of Mail-Order Groom story except Felicity interviews the men in person before she chooses a groom.
 
Groom interviews...Haha! Oh, that sounds like a really fun read! What do you do for a fun break if you find yourself overwhelmed with writing pressures?
I love to travel. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit over twenty-five foreign countries. Some of my other books are set in foreign countries where I’ve spent a good deal of time. Some of my travels were in conjunction with my Special Forces Colonel husband. Angel With Steel Wings has several scenes in England where I spent a lovely time. But when I feel overwhelmed with writing (not often) I just write longer to work through the problem.

Do you blog? If so, leave us the address.
Yes, I have several blogs. I blog the 14th day of every month on http://www.HeroesHeroinesandHistory.blogspot.com. I tell much more about the courageous women of WWII. Twenty-nine other women blog each month and tell about their books and interesting historical facts. It’s a great blog and quite popular. Also I have my own blog, http://www.anneswritingupdates.blogspot.com where I give lessons on how to improve your writing.  Also, you’ll find lots of information at http://www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com. I love to talk with my readers at @TheAnneGreene, my twitter handle and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AnneWGreeneAuthor

3 comments:

Anne Greene said...

Thanks so much, Natalie, for inviting me to visit with your readers.

Natalie Monk said...

Thank you for coming, Anne! I was so intrigued by your story concept! Thanks for sharing with us!

Anne Greene said...

My pleasure, Natalie.