Author Interview: ANR

About the author:
ANR has been writing since 2017 and comes from a family of writers. The young, teen writer is a dedicated volunteer at the Lawrence County Museum and also enjoys photography and poetry.

Coming from Lawrence County, Ohio, ANR published her first book just a week before her fifteenth birthday. Coming from a family of writers, her grandfather being the author of multiple published books, her mother is a freelance writer for their local newspaper, being a writer is just in her blood.

She has three younger sisters and two older brothers and currently lives on a homestead in Ohio, raising their six chickens, one rooster, two dogs, five rabbits, and one cat.

ANR has been volunteering at the Lawrence County Museum since she was twelve years old and does beauty pageants in her free time.

In 2017 ANR was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, both of these conditions only worsened up until the age of fifteen, where she found her outlet. As shown in some of her poetry, ANR struggles daily with her mental health and tries to portray that in her writing. She runs a mental health blog and is fixed on helping others through her work.

What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
I'm in love with the idea of being in love.

Tell us about how you write.
Well, first, i go to my office. My office is the far left cushion of my couch. I play some music, usually American Avenue, and I begin to write on whatever comes to mind. Sometimes I work on existing books, and other times I'll write what was a dream the night before, and see what happens with it.

Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
To me, my books are real. I don't write books, I don't write stories, I make worlds. Those characters are as real as me, or Donald Trump. They have minds and thoughts and opinions and fears, they have lives. It's just my job to describe it best.

What advice would you give other romance writers?
Just feel it, don’t stress about the editing or formatting just yet. Just write.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
If I were walking through a bookstore and saw that book – the book I'm thinking about publishing – would I pick it up and buy it? If the answer is yes, then I publish it. If not, then it goes in a bin for later.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe eventually everything will be e-books. I think traditional paperbacks won't be a thing anymore, to conserve paper and trees.

Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
small town romance, fantasy, fiction

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