MC: For those who haven’t been to your wonderful bio page to read all about you, tell us a little about yourself.Â Who is Ann Cory?
AC: Ann is the fun and saucy side of me who enjoys writing hot and sexy scenes for her oh-so deserving characters. Ann cringes at writing about herself so she kindly smiles and points you to her bio page: http://www.anncory.com/bio.htm
MC:Â Were you “born a romance writer” or did you “become a romance writer?”
AC: I started out writing horror and poetry. I still write horror and poetry, but prefer the sexier stuff and happier endings.
MC:Â You also mention some exotic locations.Â Have you visited any neat places that became or will become the backdrop for your stories?
AC: Niagara Falls in Canada, Holland, Germany, Hawaii, and England will all make or have made an appearance in my books.
MC:Â Are there any themes that you like to include in your stories?
AC: You mean besides sex? Lol. Hmm, letâ€™s seeâ€¦flawed characters, inner growth, some suspense, and I like to hint at an upcoming title. Sometimes youâ€™ll find out what Iâ€™m going to write next in the book you read.
MC:Â Your backlist is impressive.Â How many books are on it?
AC: About 30 or so. I donâ€™t sleep much.
MC: Is there a book you’ve written that stands out as a favorite?
AC: Breaking in Levi was a blast to write. Levi stole my heart.
MC: How about particularly hard to write?
AC: Melting Iron was hard to write because I researched a lot into the Johnstown Flood and found letters written by people who had lost their loved ones. Iâ€™m overly sensitive and emotional as it is, so I cried. Besides that, some of my characters think they know it all, hog the spotlight, or act like divas â€“ and I have to spend time knocking them down a couple levels. Trust me â€“ itâ€™s not as easy as it sounds. I donâ€™t have time for divas.
MC:Â You’ve had a few books published with Cobblestone Press recently. Can you tell us about those?
AC: Breaking in Levi is my bad boy novella with a little fun, suspense, banter, and some steamy sex scenes. http://www.cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/breakinginlevi.htm
Butterfly Kisses is a Tryst about a swimmer who goes through a life-changing event and contemplates breaking up with her longtime supportive fiancÃ©. It will make you laugh, cry, and oh yes, there is some light bondage to shake things up. http://www.cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/butterflykisses.htm
MC:Â What’s coming up from you next?
AC: Iâ€™m excited about my fantasy/shifter novel Under a Warlockâ€™s Spell coming Aug. 29th from Samhain Publishing as well as my explicit paranormal short story Spoiled Candy coming soon from Venus Press.
MC:Â Time for some fun questions.Â Do you have a favorite game?
AC:Â Right now Iâ€™m totally hooked on the PS2 CARS racing game from the movie, especially when I play Mater the tow truck â€“ but my all-time favorite game is Candyland
MC: Do you have any pets?
AC: 2 Maine Coon cats â€“ Sampson and Apollo. They might as well be Abbot and Costello, though. Crazy cats.
MC:Â Is the glass half empty or half full?
AC: Itâ€™s always half full â€“ of red wine
MC:Â Do you have a favorite number?
AC: I actually donâ€™t. My favorite color is blue, though
MC:Â Give us five words that describe you.
AC: Normally Iâ€™d say generous, thoughtful, fun, imaginative, and mischievous BUT the real answer is: in need of some sleep
MC: What advice do you have for newly published authors?
AC: Make sure you stay true to yourself and your voice. Donâ€™t strive to be like another author, strive to improve on your craft.
MC:Â And what advice would you give to authors still waiting for the call?Â Â Was there a piece of advice that you were given that really helped you?
AC: Rejections are tools to help polish your work, and never give up on your dreams
MC: How can readers get in touch with you?
AC: My website: http://www.anncory.com My blog: http://anncory.blogspot.com Moonglade Elite Authors blog http://www.moongladeeliteauthors.com/blog and my group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/anncory
Thank you Madison, I had fun!