In Which Annie Is Launching A Blog Soon, So I Interview Her7:00 AM
Today I'm going to introduce you to one of my very favorite internet people, because she's launching a blog soon and it will be fabulous, so listen up. This person is Annie Hawthorne (link goes to her lovely Twitter) and she's been awesome enough to answer the questions I sent her way.
Who is Annie, you ask?
Annie Hawthorne is a twenty-something writer who tends to be guilty of either hyperbole or crafting scenes that make her beta-readers cry. If she's not scribbling YA fantasy and speculative fiction, then she can be found interacting with her family as one of its more lively members or attempting to shorten her TBR stack (it never works). She practices piano badly, and photography even worse. People-watching, long road-trips, dissecting movies, Doctor Who and LOTR marathons, wearing red heels, and collecting mugs are always on her To-Do list. She chases beauty, and is a child of God. Her blog, Curious Wren, arrives in town on August 26th. You can find her Twitter account here.Annie's awesome words will be in italics below. Let's get this interview rolling.
*takes out projector* *cracks knuckles* *deep breath*
My books tend to have generous servings of broken people finding hope and redemption, multiple charries stuck with each other (oh, the dynamics), adorable creatures, wry humor, assassins/clever people doing epic things whilst I fangirl, scenes that'll make you cry, and twisty story arcs. Right now I'm editing the first book in a series of sci-fi fairytale re-tellings, starting with Beauty and the Beast and ending with... I haven't decided yet. Suggestions? *wink* I love this story and the characters so much it hurts. My favorite genres are fantasy and speculative fiction, but I dabble in children's literature too -- primarily anthropomorphic fantasy.
*whispers* I pretend to be a peasant which means I sew my own clothes. Sometimes I change my mind and spin pretty threads instead. Then I make things with the pretty thread and two pointy sticks. Also, COLORING. It's not just for tiny humans.
Currently, it's the Piano Guys newest song: Fight Song / Amazing Grace
- To Kill A Mockingbird. If you only ever read three books in your life (perish the thought!) this should be one of them. Poignant. Funny. Indelible. I can't think of praise high enough for it.
- The Wind in the Willows. The perfect combination of happy essence and coziness.
- The Lord of the Rings. Need I say more?
*leans forward* Gather around, people, and I'll tell you a little secret. My blog is going to be very book-centered. Think writing articles, snippets posts, character dissecting (not for the weak), book reviews, and the like. I have lots of ideas in mind, particularly a series of articles discussing Why Every Writer Should Watch Doctor Who.
Again, THANK YOU HEAPS. *hug*
Needless to say, I really enjoyed her answers, and her blog is going to be FANTABULOUS so you should all pay attention to that and be in wait for it (I'll flail and post a link when she launches, of course, because I'm wildly excited).
Also, she is going to have a blog party. I LOVE PARTIES. According to her there will be a giveaway (oh, look, another thing I love) and also various other awesome things, so go check it out when the time comes.
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