ANNA CAMPBELL has written six multi award-winning historical romances for Avon HarperCollins and her work is published in eleven languages. Always a voracious reader, Anna decided when she was a child that she wanted to be a writer. Once she discovered the wonderful world of romance novels, she knew exactly what she wanted to write. Anna has won numerous awards for her Regency-set romances including Romantic Times Reviewers Choice, the Booksellers Best, the Golden Quill (twice), the Heart of Excellence, the Aspen Gold (twice) and the Australian Romance Readers Association’s favorite historical romance (three times). Her books have twice been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award and twice for Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year.
Eggnog or Mimosas? Are you old enough to drink?
You know, I don’t think I’ve ever had eggnog. It’s not huge over here in Australia. On the other hand, I really like mimosas so I’ll pick that.
We’re also taking pictures with Santa, did you bring a gift for him? (Maybe a new release or a pretty book cover…)
I brought Santa my latest e-bundle – three books in one, CLAIMING THE COURTESAN, TEMPT THE DEVIL and MY RECKLESS SURRENDER, sold at a bargain price as THE COURTESAN COLLECTION (only in Australia and New Zealand). Here’s the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Courtesan-Collection-ebook/dp/B00642XEPG
Please enter. Drinks are served by the elves in the corner.
What’s your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas, definitely. Here in Australia, it’s the big family holiday and who doesn’t like goodwill to all (wo)men?
Did you ask Santa for anything good?
Snigger. That would be telling.
What’s your favorite place to spend the holidays?
At the beach.
What is your favorite Christmas memory?
As a kid, opening presents with the family under the Christmas tree.
Do you have personal resolutions for the New Years? Anything interesting?
Um, write more?
Why do you write romance?
Who doesn’t love a happy ending?
How long have you been writing for? And how would you describe your publication journey?
I’ve been writing all my life. I finished my first novel when I was 17. My journey to publication was long and tortuous but eventually I got here!
Are you a plotter or pantser? What is your routine?
Pantser. Routine? What routine?
What characteristics do all your heroes/heroines have in all your stories?
Both heroes and heroines are smart and have a sense of humor (even if sometimes quite black!). All are (or become) honorable people.
What writing resources do you abide by as a writer?
Tea in copious amounts!
What advice would you give aspiring authors?
Sit down and write. There are so many distractions these days but if you don’t get the words on the page, you can’t call yourself a writer.
What are you working on right now?
I’m about to start the second book in my first series. Can’t say much more at this stage except that the hero is a charming, Scarlet Pimpernel type guy. Sigh.
What news would you like to share with your readers?
MIDNIGHT’S WILD PASSION, my most recent release, was just nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award as best sensual historical romance of 2011.
Where can readers find you?
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/AnnaCampbelloz
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnnaCampbellFans?ref=ts
- Website: www.annacampbell.info
- Others: Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/296477.Anna_Campbell
List other books you have out:
Claiming the Courtesan
Tempt the Devil
Captive of Sin
My Reckless Surrender
Thank you so much for joining us at Romance Author Hotspot!
Prize: Signed copy of MIDNIGHT’S WILD PASSION (international)
London’s most notorious seducer, Nicholas Challoner lives solely for revenge . . .
The dashing, licentious Marquess of Ranelaw can never forgive Godfrey Demarest for ruining his sister—now the time has come to repay the villain in the same coin. But one formidably intriguing impediment stands in the way of Nicholas’s vengeance: Miss Antonia Smith, companion to his foe’s unsuspecting daughter.
Having herself been deceived and disgraced by a rogue—banished by her privileged family as a result and forced to live a lie—Antonia vows to protect her charge from the same cruel fate. She recognizes Ranelaw for the shameless blackguard he is and will devote every ounce of her intelligence and resolve to thwarting him.
Yet Antonia has always had a fatal weakness for rakes . . .