Tuesday, 28 October 2014

In Conversation with Annie Seaton.

Today we welcome the focused and hard working Annie Seaton. 17 books in three years, phew - AMAZING effort!


Tell us a little about your writing journey.
Having my first contemporary romance, Holiday Affair, accepted for publication by Entangled Publishing was the first exciting part of my writing journey after I retired from my career in education three years ago. Seeing my debut novel hit the best seller lists and get fabulous reviews was overwhelming. Suddenly I was an author, a published author and a bestselling author all in a matter of four months! Since then I have written seventeen books, and have just signed a three book contract for a print series with Pan Macmillan

What do you enjoy most about being a writer?

I love dreaming up stories and placing my characters in fabulous locations all over the world. I like exploring issues such as autism, environmental issues, and sometimes I just like writing about families and communities. Most of all I love that everyone has a happy ending.

What is the hardest aspect of being a writer?
The isolation. After years of being surrounded by colleagues in a workplace, writing can be a lonely occupation.

Writers are sometimes influenced by things that happen in their own lives. Are you?
Yes , I think we put a lot of ourselves and our experiences into our books. One of my books Tangling with the CEO explores the issue of autism, as we have a child in our family on the autism spectrum.

Tell us about your publications?
Over the past three years I have been very busy and written many books. Most of these are published and some are still in the editing process.

They are:
Adventures in Time (a bundle of two historical fantasy books)
Holiday Affair
Italian Affair
Outback Affair
Seductive Secrets
Dangerous Desire
Capturing the Pirate’s Heart (November)
Tangling with the CEO
Brushing Off the Boss
Guarding His Heart (2015)
Ten Days in Tuscany (2015)
Hot Rock
Blind Lust
Promotional Tips and Tricks for Aspiring Authors in the Digital Age
Kakadu Sunset (2015)


What is the most surprising thing about writing/publishing you have learnt?
I was surprised with how easy it was to get my first book contracted. I expected many rejections. I actually had four offers for my first book!

Top tip/s for writers.
Write every day. Believe in yourself and persevere with your dream.

Other than writing what else do you love?
Reading and gardening. Going to the beach and travelling.

What would your dream location for writing be?
A tossup between a yacht in the Whitsunday Islands or a villa in Tuscany.


Five words that sum you up.
Persistent. Determined. Passionate. Hard working. Tenacious.
How can we learn more?


What an inspiration you are Annie! Following your dreams, writing story after story and getting published all at the same time. Best of luck with the new 3 book deal. I wish you many successes and stories to come!


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