I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: a writer needs help to increase visibility of their books, and some people are generous enough to be willing to extend that helping hand, expecting nothing in return. One such person is Stephanie Hopkins, who runs a blog called Layered Pages where she frequently interviews authors, posts reviews and hosts guest posts. I’ve had the fortune of being featured a number of times on Stephanie’s blog – my most recent visit was about writing historical fiction, a subject as close to Stephanie’s heart as to mine. Now just because you’re featured on a blog, that won’t necessarily increase your author image. But Stephanie shares and tweets, she really helps spread the word, and that does help. A lot. For an Indie author like me, Stephanie and other book bloggers represent an invaluable asset – a channel to connect with would-be readers I might not otherwise reach. And it sure helps that to everything Stephanie does, she brings that genteel Southern charm!
Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a professional time-traveller. As such a profession does not exist, she settled for second best and became a financial professional with two absorbing interests, namely history and writing.
Presently, Anna is hard at work with The King’s Greatest Enemy, a series set in the 1320s featuring Adam de Guirande, his wife Kit, and their adventures and misfortunes in connection with Roger Mortimer’s rise to power.
When Anna is not stuck in the 14th century, chances are she’ll be visiting in the 17th century, more specifically with Alex and Matthew Graham, the protagonists of the acclaimed The Graham Saga. This series is the story of two people who should never have met – not when she was born three centuries after him.