Thursday, July 5, 2012

Always looking for Animal Lovers to Interview!


Do animals fit into your stories? 
Yes, in several of my books.  For instance, the first three books in my Wounded Heroes Series have dogs in them. In Kill Shot, Zinger, a German Shepherd, plays a big part. He was given to Kory after she left the army by her best friend and former teammate. 

In Trespasses, Mackayla's yellow lab is named Tag because as a puppy he used to play tag with her daughter.  Book three has Mozart a red chow, belonging to my heroine Trudy.
So how do animals impact your life and your writing?
Keisha and Sailor.jpgMy animals (2 cats and a German Shepherd named Zoe) have inspired a few scenes in my books. They have wonderful personalities. One of the cutest things Zoe does is when our kitten, Keisha, gets into something Zoe will look at me like 'Do you not see what she's doing?'  Now if Keisha is doing something wrong where Zoe can reach her, Zoe will go and nudge Keisha away with her paw or nose. Zoe is the queen of the house and both cats pretty much know it.  
Where and when do you write? 
I write evenings and weekends in my office, but usually not at my desk. I'm most creative in my rocking chair.
Where do your story ideas come from? Life. Stories are all around us. In newspapers, conversations, even photographs. My book, A Familiar Evil was inspired by the female model on the cover.  I came across her photo while searching for models for another cover and I wondered what would cause the haunted look on her face. That was all it took to entice my muse.
Anne Patrick
What is Karen Woods (Dame Coral) up to? Find out at JewelsoftheQuill.com. Join us for monthly book giveaways! 

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