About Anne C. Miles:
Anne C. Miles, an award-winning author, was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois in 1971. She successfully avoided writing fiction for years by blogging and extensive journaling. However, one day, she logged into a writing site and scribbled. She kept going, and now cannot stop. Her book, Sorrowfish, was named Best Fantasy of 2019 by Indies Today.
Anne was confirmed in the Anglican Church (ACNA, High Anglican) in 2016. She takes communion once a week. When Anne isn't working or writing, she plays violin badly and spoils her grandchildren.
She is hard at work on the next book of her series, The Call of the Lorica.
What inspires you to write?
Everything. I always am making up stories in my mind about everything. My shoes. My dog. My friends. My grandchildren. I thought most people did this until I actually started writing, and then I discovered it was a writer thing. I call it "writer brain." and I have to reel it in often. I feel very much like Ally McBeal.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Tolkien, Lewis, Jordan, Eddings, Michael J Sullivan, the list is long and exhausting. I love Robert McCammon.
Tell us about your writing process.
I look at lots of Google images and make notes about people and places. Then I write around 2000 words. I'm very much a gardener, not an outliner. When I have enough written that the story has shape I will know where I am going and finish the book with a cork board and index cards as a guide.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Of course I talk to my characters. They're belligerent when I make suggestions. Except for Tabor, he just laughs at me.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read a lot. Write what is in your heart.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have run my own business for 20 years now, web design, graphic design and marketing. I couldn't bear the idea of someone else handling the marketing of my book. For me it was about freedom. I wanted to design my book cover and web site. So traditional publishing never really was an option for me. Do what is in your heart.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Traditional publishing is still on top for now, but I see that changing as self-publishers learn to market and advertise well. I think the book industry should learn form the music industry, which went through similar growing pains years ago.
What genres do you write?: Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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