Author Interview: Ann Bradford
About the author:
About Ann Bradford
Romance and erotica author Ann Bradford was born and raised on the prairies. She loves her rural lifestyle and hopes the passion for the simpler things in life slips into her writing. A romantic at heart, Ann enjoys nature, reading, and spending time with her family and St Bernard. Ann is happily married with two children and works for a non-profit organization.
What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
I'm just a romantic at heart and feel every story deserves to be told.
Tell us about how you write.
I let things emerge and allow my story to take me by surprise. I am a firm believer in the magic of writing and trust my creativity. My first drafts are raw but contain all the basic plot elements. It’s in the third and fourth drafts that I really focus on the elements of plot and character growth.
Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
Of course, who wouldn't want to have a deep conversation with Brother James…
What advice would you give other romance writers?
Find people who get how hard it is to write a good love story to support you. Then write a good love story.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
With each story I choose the best publisher for that story and go from there. I love working with a publisher because they come with a family of writers and with great experience I can learn from, but I also chose to turn down a few contracts and self-publish Full Trust because it was what was best for that particular story.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Over my years, I've seen it change drastically and I expect to see these changes continue.
Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
Forbidden Romance, erotica mmf, erotica suspence, 20th Century Historical Romance
My books are available in the following formats: