Author Annie Woods has entered the Literary world with a bang! She has taken over it like a storm by her debut Novels (Angelheart Saga trilogy), and she has today, obliged me with an interview .
Firstly thank you so much for agreeing to have a word with me and secondly for giving this questions your time.
Author Annie Woods is definitely one of the most sweetest person I've ever met! She is a kind, soft spoken & a generous soul!
Her answers are designed to grab your attention! Incase you haven't read my review over First Came Forever ( 1st book in this trilogy) you can do so here:
1 ) What inspired you to write?
I can still remember the feeling when I learned to read and this whole new wonderful world opened up to me. I was so blown away! Since then books have been such a huge part of my life, first by reading of course, but also by writing small stories myself. In school I had some wonderful teachers who encouraged me a lot to write. And then there was my grandmother who was a painter, but who’d never dared to follow her dream and instead only painted ‘for fun’ at home, who taught me the importance of being brave enough to pursue your dreams.
2) Since when are you writing?
Even though I’ve dreamed about being a writer since I can remember, I never dared to follow my dream until I wrote my first book, First Came Forever, about four years ago. So I’m a really late bloomer when it comes to pursuing my writing dream… I never truly believed that I could be a writer, so even though stories have been popping up, I never did any serious attempts to write a whole book. But when the story of First Came Forever came to me about four-five years ago on a vacation in California, I felt that it was so strong that I just couldn’t let it go but had to try and write it down. So I started writing the outline for the book already on the plane and then I just kept going. I instantly fell in love with all the characters and wanted to know what would happen to them, so not finishing the book was never an option this time. So, I guess that you could say that it was the story itself that inspired me to dare to write it down!
3 ) What according to you is writing?
Writing and being an author is as I see it about being a story teller, and a bit of a magician, bringing life to characters and stories. The thought that there are people out there reading my work and falling in love with and caring about the characters I’ve created is just overwhelming. It’s such an amazing thing to share your story with others! I also hope that by sharing my story, I can bring messages across to my readers. I’d love for the readers of my books to see the importance of staying true to yourself and to make your own decisions. That you should live your life for you and not limit yourself because of others’ expectations or opinions. And for girls that it is alright to be ambitious and to want something more in life than just marrying Prince Charming. Another message that I hope is evident in my books is the right to be who you are and to be free to love whomever your heart falls for.
4) At this stage in your life whom do you admire the most & why?
There are so many amazing persons and authors out there! But if I have to choose one author, it would have to be J.K. Rowling, for the way she created a whole universe on her own and all the characters that you love and carry with you in your heart forever. With Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling has also helped so many troubled and lonely children, giving them hope and bringing them joy, it’s utterly amazing. There’s even a research study proving that the Harry Potter books help children to be more accepting of LGBT persons, so the books are literally making the world a better place! If that doesn’t inspire you as an author, I don’t know what does!
And if I have to choose one person, not an author, it would be Malala Yousafzai. She must be one of the bravest persons on this earth and such a wonderful role model. One person really can change the world!
5) Would you like to brief about your childhood and teen days?
6) You're favourite excerp/ quote from this book?
Two of my favourite quotes are these ones:
Two of my favourite quotes are these ones:
“I’d rather be hurt and end up with a shattered heart, than miss out on loving you.”
“You’ve changed,” she finally said. “Why, what happened?”
(One for Sasha and one for Tyler! I think both quotes says a lot about the characters and how things evolve in the story.)
7) 5 years from now on, where would you like to see yourself?
In five years’ time, I hope that I will be able to be a full-time writer and to have the luxury to only focus on my books and my writing. It would be a dream to be able to spend full days just writing at my desk instead of trying to write whenever and wherever in the small time I have between work and family and everything else. And also to have my books represented in the major book stores. I hope that I have written at least one, or maybe two, more book series as well by then.
8) You say that Erica is more like you, would you mind telling us the similarities between you two?
Yes, I have to admit that Erica is very much based on myself. But, as an author’s privilege, she is a bit smarter and better looking lol… But besides that, she’s just like me; clumsy, a bookworm, something of “an old soul”, feeling out of step with her same age friends and being too serious for her own good at times, a kind of bad driver, but a great runner finding peace and quiet and respite from all demands out in the woods with her running shoes on.
9) Will you be writing more books after finishing this trilogy? ( yea a question for my personal interest as i wanna read more books by u)
Thank you so much, Chresann, that makes me so happy to hear!!! And yes, I do have some ideas already for a new book that I’m hoping to pursue. But I might take a little break though and not start directly with a new book directly after I’ve finished the Angelheart Saga. It has been a bit too much at times to find time for work, family, friends and the writing…
10) Anything you'd like to say about book 3 in this trilogy?
I am in the middle of writing it and am so excited about it! I don’t want to give too much away, but I can say as much as that there will be some more tough decisions for Erica to make and some new unexpected plot twists in the third book. I’d really love for all of the characters in the book to get their happy ever afters, but I’m quite sure I won’t be able to accomplish that. But who knows? The parts about writing a book that I like the most is when the characters takes over, when they kind of creates their own story.
That's all guys, i really loved her book and her answers as well, I wish her lots of love and success for her future ventures .
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