Anna Black is both talented and inspiring. She recently released her third romance page turner Who Do I Run To and had the opportunity to speak to Anna Black about her writing and publishing journey.
UM: What type of stories do you write?
I Romance with a hint of drama and suspense. I write romantic stories that are more realistic than fantasy. What is it about those stories that draws you to that subject? What draws me is the realness. I get feedback all the time with readers saying how they experienced the same situation or they know someon who has.
UM: How did you start your career as a writer?
AB: I started with a Print-On-Demand company initially, then I signed with Delphine Publications.
UM: Tell us a little bit about your current book?
AB: My current release is about a young woman that is involved with a married man and after five years of being his mistress, she decides to move on with a new guy she meets. As soon as she calls it quits, her married lover leaves his wife for her and now she is caught between the two of them and is unsure who she wants to choose. Is it a series? It is part one to the sequel Who Do I Run To Now? Coming summer of 2012.
UM: What was it like trying to get your story published?
AB: This release was easy because I’m signed with a publishing house.
UM: Did you have many rejections from publishers?
I’ve never been rejected because I’ve never submitted my novels to any other publishers.
UM: Did you need an agent?
AB: No I didn’t need an agent.
UM: Is this book inspired by personal experience?
AB: No, purely fiction. Where did the idea come from? A little of it was inspired by a friends situation.
UM: What do you do for promotion?
AB: I promote through on line sites like FaceBook and Twitter. I also hand out post cards almost everywhere I go and my publisher also does a lot of promoting for me. I do several signings a year and attend a lot of book conferences.
UM: Online chats?
AB: No chats.
UM: What is the oddest or most challenging thing you had to do to research this book?
AM: Nothing really, there is nothing in the book that needed a lot of research.
UM: How can readers find you and your books? Twitter? Facebook?