Anne K. Albert’s award winning mystery and romantic suspense stories chill the spine, warm the heart and soothe the soul…all with a delightful touch of humor. When not at the keyboard she loves to travel, walk on a beach, visit friends and family, and of course, read using ‘Threegio’ her beloved and much cherished Kindle 3G. She can be found online at Facebook, Twitter, Google+,
Susan - When you were a child, what did you want to "be" when you grew up?
Anne - I don’t recall ever wanting to be one specific thing. I tended to pick a career, but the desire to follow it through rarely lasted more than a week! I do, however, remember wanting to travel. My desire to see the world and experience what it had to offer even prompted me to ask Santa for a suitcase! (FYI, I got it!)
Susan - At what point in your life did you decide you wanted to become a published author?
Anne - To be honest, I never imagined ordinary people could be authors. I was convinced they were a breed unto themselves--privileged individuals who not only had something to say, but more importantly had people surrounding them who wanted to listen!
With that in mind, I kept my writing personal. I wrote letters and notes to friends and family, and while I longed to write mystery, I never ventured into fiction. I didn’t believe I could.
Then, in the late 1980s, I worked as a display advertising sales representative for a small weekly newspaper. That was the very first time I came face-to-face with a computer. (FYI, I was a mere infant at the time!) J Anyway, I fell in love with the sound of fingertips flying across the keyboard. I love the sound. It’s music to my ears. It may sound silly, but that’s what inspired me to write my first book.
Susan – Would you tell us about FRANK, INCENSE AND MURIEL?
Anne – Of course! It’s the week before Christmas when the stress of the holidays is enough to frazzle anyone’s nerves. Tensions increase when a friend begs Muriel to team up with her sexy high school nemesis, now an even sexier private investigator to find a missing woman. Forced to deal with an embezzler, kidnapper, and femme fatale is bad enough, but add Muriel’s zany yet loveable family to the mix and their desire to win the coveted D-DAY (Death Defying Act of the Year) Award, and the situation can only get worse.
Susan - If you could have one last meal, what would it be?
Anne - Anything my husband decides to cook (and yes, he’s that good!) with a glass of chardonnay.
Susan - Name three things on your bucket list.
Anne – (1) Visit Ireland. (2) Tour Newfoundland’s “iceberg alley”. (3) Return to London and leisurely meander through the UK.
Susan - Describe yourself in only three words.
Anne – Happy. Optimistic. Content.
Thanks for featuring me today, Susan. I’d like to encourage readers to enter my giveaway contest. Up for grabs is an e-copy of FRANK, INCENSE AND MURIEL. Leave a comment and you're automatically entered. The winner will be selected at random and announced on my blog on December 12, 2012. Good luck!