Please welcome fellow LSB author Anneka Ever to the Clog Blog! Woot! Woot! Let’s get down to it, shall we?
Q: What books have most influenced your life most?
The Lord of the Rings is my favorite book. I’ve read it more than 50 times. The works of Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, and Stephen King. It’s strange that I ended up writing romance.
Q: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Rita Sims Quillen (author of Her Secret Dream, Counting the Sums, and Hiding Ezra) has been my teacher and cheerleader. She’s very generous with her time and wisdom.
Q: Do you have a specific writing style?
I try to write with clarity and beautiful language. I hope that comes through in my work.
Q: What inspired you to write Riverswept?
I wanted to write a love letter to the mountains of Virginia. The final story turned out completely different from the first draft, but my love for the mountains remains evident throughout Riverswept.
Q: How much research did you conduct for Riverswept and what was the most interesting thing you did while conducting your research?
Most of the research I conducted concerned the biodiversity of the Clinch River and the endangered species that call it home. My other research was hands-on activities, such as kayaking down the river. In Riverswept, the Clinch River became the Burns River.
Q: What was the most difficult aspect of writing Riverswept?
Revisions. Writing the first draft was fun but revising seemed more like work.
Q: What are your current projects?
Right now I’m working on another romance set in the fictional town of Burns, the town where Riverswept takes place. My Riverswept couple make a brief cameo appearance in this new book, but its main focus is a new couple.
Q: Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
My website is www.AnnekaEver.com
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