Today I am interviewing Author Anna Kristell who has a great new book out called Crossroad to Love.
So Anna how did you get into writing? I’ve always been an avid reader, mostly of romance. I like almost any kind of romance novel,love chick flicks and soaps, so it made sense when I decided to write, it would be romance. I just decided one day to try my hand at writing a novel. I started my first one, but life got in the way, as it often does, and it wasn’t finished until a few years later. After that, I just kept on writing. It was only recently, though, that I began submitting my manuscripts to pubs.
Tell us about your new book that is releasing this week? Is it a series? Crossroad to Love is the first in a series. It’s about four women who have been friends since childhood, who decide to meet in Dallas for a week. Each of them is at a crossroad in her life. The main character, Katy, meets a man, of course. Ryan happens to be the most eligible bachelor in Dallas, though, so does she really stand a chance with him? Apparently, she does, until the two discover a link they share to the past. As Katy’s friends find the path to follow on their crossroad, during that fateful trip, Katy returns home with a broken heart. When a plan falls into her lap, she must decide if she can risk it all to convince Ryan to let go of the past and have a future with her. The books that follow will each feature one of the girl’s grown children, as they face obstacles on the road to their own happily ever after. The original characters drop in from time to time, and there’s always a small subplot or two going on, to make things more interesting.
Is there a genre of books that you would like to write but haven’t? Not really, romance is my thing, always has been. That’s not to say I won’t change my mind, if an idea were to pop into my head, at some point.
Do you have any favorite authors or books that you are reading now? There are a lot of authors I like…too many to name, but I’ll give it a shot. Shayla Black, Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber. I loved Kathleen Woodiwess’s historicals.
I am a big fan of Woodiwess also. Will you be attending any conventions this year? I would love to, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to due to personal obligations. Hopefully, I’ll be able to work that out, so I can attend at least one this year.
Anna, I write cougar stories so I like to ask women this question. If you could go on a date with any younger man, who would it be? *laughs* Oh, Ginger, you would have to ask this question. You know who it would be. Our favorite Canadian friend, Ryan O’Leary, of course, did you hear that, Ryan? My husband knows all about our cougar obsessions with Ryan and just shakes his head. LOL
Yes Ryan has a lot of fans and is very cougar worthy! Thanks for stopping in today Anna and congratulations on your new book and series!