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About the author:
Born and raised in the Midwest, Ryanne Anthony is a wife, mother of two, daydream believer and writer whose third passion is giving life to the characters that occupy her mind, in hopes that she thoroughly entertains her reader and earn a fan or two.
“My goals in writing are to make my reader laugh, gasp, scream, yell, get angry, cry and nod. At the end of every story, I want them to THINK on what I’ve written, possibly identify on a storyline or two. Every book, I try to do that. I want to entertain you, to not regret spending time ‘inside my head’.”
Connect with Ryanne:
As part of this Book Blitz, Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours has had the opportunity to interview Ms. Ryanne Anthony about her life as an author and other bookish related things! And of course, we get to read it here in TCB!
G: What is your Name and/or Pen Name?
R: Ryanne Anthony
R: Is there a special story that explains how you got your Pen Name, if you have one?
G: It’s the middle names of my children.
G: Who is your favorite writer/author?
R: Judy Blume. Has been forever!
G: What is your favorite book/book series
R: Book: Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, Series: Neighbor from Hell by R.L. Mathewson
G: What made you decide to be a writer?
R: These voices! Argh! For years, I avoided them, ignored them. I could not figure out that I was supposed to write down what they were saying/doing until a shrink said I was NOT mentally incapacitated.
Kidding, but not about the voices.
G: Who/What inspires you the most to be a writer?
R: My brain. I have to listen to it and it never shuts off. Rest? No idea what that is, anymore. Next is my kids. Writing helps me avoid them, especially when they start acting like monkeys freshly escaped from the zoo.
G: What do you find has been inspiring your stories and characters?
R: People around me; family and friends, but mostly myself. I find different things are implanted in my female characters that are me. Names of relatives are used a lot, as well.
G: What do you ABSOLUTELY have to have with you while you are writing?
R: Good speakers. I cannot write without music. I love it. I live it. I breathe it. I like a lot of different genres so I have to have the Spotify blaring every time I sit at my computer.
G: What kind of music do you listen to, if any? Favorite singer/band?
R: Anything that makes me think. I like it all. My favorite band right now is Seether. I would listen to them all hours of the day, if I could.
G: What is your favorite research tool?
R: Google. Hands down.
G: What is your favorite part of writing a story/novel/song/poem/article?
R: Critiques, good or bad. I try to make people laugh, cry, angry, etc. in every book. If I don’t, I want to know it right away and attempt to fix it in my next work. If I have, I smile and hope I can do it again in another book.
G: What is your favorite genre to write/read?
R: I love to read and write romance. I like when the characters fight but only if it’s a fight worth having. I love when a man is dominant but still lets her do her thing.
G: If you could only choose 5 novels to read over and over again for the rest of your life, which ones do you choose?
R: Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret – Judy Blume, Sweet Dreams – Kristen Ashley, Effortless – S.C. Stephens, Wifey – Judy Blume, Madison – Me
G: If you could meet any writer, living/dead, who would it be?
R: Toss-up between (yep) Judy Blume and Kurt Sutter. His mind just thrills me!
G: What do you most want to accomplish as a writer?
R: To entertain. I want everyone who reads me to say, ‘Damn, that was one of the best reads I’ve ever had!’
This book blitz is hosted by The Crazy Bookworm in cooperation with xpress book tours!