And so, the wonderful Anne agreed to do a mini-interview. She's a wonderful person, and great writer!
1. How did you feel about publishing your first book, and realizing that you were going to be an author?
Like the thing you have hoped and dreamed and prayed for more passionately than anything in the previous three years has come true. (Way more excited than, say, when a container of premium chocolate chip mint ice cream mysteriously appears in your freezer).
2. Who were the first people who you told when you learned you were going to be a published author?
People? What people? There weren’t any people home. I told Tease & Dance (my extremely supportive number one cats). And Tom and Becky (two directionally challenged but likewise supportive dogs). And every other furry within a half-mile radius.
3. After receiving the news, how did (do) you spend your time waiting for the release of your book, Aurelia?
Revising, revising, revising Aurelia. And writing, writing, writing Academy 7. And teaching sixth grade, directing Julius Caesar, painting the rooms in my house, planting roses, attending the Pacific Northwest Book Conference, volunteering for the Willamette Writers Conference, and hmm…panicking.
4. How much do you appreciate readers and bloggers and media? We all appreciate you!
More than the foresaid chocolate chip mint ice cream.
And the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.
An exquisitely built tree house.
A movie that makes you laugh or cry or sail a hundred feet above the earth’s surface.
A song that brightens the 6:00 a.m. drive in the dark on a foggy winter road on the way to work.
And a birthday with homemade lasagna, watermelon, and angel food cake, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries.
Isn't Anne incredibly funny or what?