Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Interview With Aspiring Author Anne Kenny

It's time for another Interview with an Aspiring Author!  Today's is with the wonderful Anne Kenny from Writers Quandary.  She's an awesome mother, writer, wife, and still has time to blog!  She also does some writing about video games, which is very interesting to me because my Hubsies sells them!  Plus she has a story published in the Christmas Fear Anthology!  How awesome is that??

So here's her fun interview, and I especially love her answer to #8.

1.      When did you realize you wanted to be an author?

I always loved creative writing but I knew completing a cohesive book would be a huge undertaking. When I finally decided to put my thoughts on paper a little over a year ago it transformed into much more than a hobby. It became my new way of life.

2.      What genre do you like to write?

I love to write YA fantasy but I've been known to switch things up. My short story in the Christmas Fear anthology is about an old dude who collects junk and then makes a new wife out of it.

 3.      What authors inspire you?

When I was growing up I loved all of Ray Bradbury’s science fiction but now I’m all over the map. Suzanne Collins was able to pull me into a series unlike any other author ever had. And John Green seems like he could be the coolest guy ever.

4.      How often do you write?

I try to write daily but with two young kids it doesn’t always happen.

 5.      Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I was a pantser for my first novel but as I progress I find myself becoming much more organized.

6.      Where do you write best, and do you listen to music while you write?

It always seems like I write my best stuff when I should be hurrying to get ready or running out the door. I’ll start off by simply jotting a few ideas down in a notebook before I forget but it always turns into full blown scenes that I can’t abandon.

I do listen to music when I write. I love sites like Pandora or because I can change it up so easily to accommodate my scenes and/or mood.

7.      What is on your TBR pile?

The last time I was at the library I grabbed MISTWOOD by Leah Cypress from a kiosk devoted to NaNoWriMo. All the books featured were the author’s debuts. (High fives to the MFPL for that one.) I also love to buy bargain books. I am a complete sucker for any book under 1$. So with that said, my TBR pile is actually gargantuan.

8.      If Stephanie Meyer and JK Rowling got in a cat fight, who would win?

Robert Pattinson.

9.      What is your “day” job?

Full time mommy! I am also a Girl Scout leader and I’ve been known to dabble in video game journalism.

10.  What can you not leave home without? (cell phones are off limits- NO ONE can leave home without one of those)

Don’t laugh. Coupons. I am such a coupon maniac.

11.  Mac or PC?

PC. But I’m using the Scrivener beta as my word processor right now. I love being able to swap chapters around and create “style sheets” for my characters all in one clean folder.

12.  Favorite dessert?

I’m going to cheat and say caramel frappachino from Starbucks. It has enough calories to be considered dessert, right?

13.  Favorite desert?

I’ve never been. So I’ll go with Corel Desert. (+10 nerd points to anyone who knows where it’s from.)

14.  Where is your dream vacation?

Someplace warm with little shops to discover during the day, and quaint pubs to relax in at night. Does this place exist? Let me know!

15.  Finally, link us to your website, blog, fb, twitter and anything else you might like to shamelessly plug for yourself J

My blog:

My Twitter:!/AnneNKenny

My Facebook:


Amie B said...

great interview! your dream vacation sounds like someplace in europe. think i'll join you :)

Quinn said...

Good interview! Love the idea of the old dude collecting junk and making a new wife!

Anne said...

Thanks for the great questions, Abby! I will post a link here as well. ;)

Amy said...

Great interview! But now I'm trying to keep myself from running to starbucks.

Carol Riggs said...

Fun interview! I came over from Anne's site. Nice to meet you, Abby!

Colene Murphy said...

Bahahaha! She's so funny. Anne rocks. Great interview, both of you!!

Bobby Salb said...

... That's +10 nerd points for me.....

Anonymous said...

She is so funny! Great interview. btw... I was just getting caught up on reading blogs. I love your post the other day about all your Little Monster's story ideas. I swear that just made my day! :)

Jennie Bailey said...

I love #8! That was hilarious! I love your interviews! I don't know how you moms find the time to write. I really admire you. Talk about a full time job!!

Harley May said...

I love Anne! Fun interview.

Donea Lee said...

Fun interview - :) Always great to be able to get into another writers head a little!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss abby! that was a neat interview. miss anne and me are blogger writer friends and shes soooo cool and really nice. now i could know lots more about her and thats the how come interviews are so neat. you really good questions for writing and for fun. im gonna go at miss annes blog and tell her what a cool interview you and her did.
...smiles from lenny

Candyland said...

i heart anne.

Abby Minard said...

Thanks so much for supporting Anne you guys- she's so cool!

DL Hammons said...

Very entertaining, and well done. I love finding out more about the bloggers I follow! :)

erica and christy said...

ha! robert patterson. this whole interview made me giggle. i loved every question and every answer! christy

erica and christy said...

here i came to sound all witty and stuff. and christy beat me to it.

But really, good interview, both of you. Fun and informative!!

Angela Felsted said...

Great Review!

Chris Phillips said...

A Christmas/horror version of Pygmalion... Wowzers.

Guinevere said...

Very nice interview! Loved the list of inspiring authors since they're some of my favorites too. Ray Bradbury, Suzanne Collins and John Greene don't have much in common except for all being awesome!

Demitria said...

Great way to showcase new talent!

Shayda Bakhshi said...

Love the short story scenario!

Samantha Vérant said...

I'm kind of craving a Starbuck's now, but there isn't one in my "village." Great interview and love the fact you played with desert and dessert...

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