Ester: Today I’m speaking with Anna Campbell. Hello, Anna! What made you decide to become a writer?
Ester: How long have you been writing professionally?
Anna: I sold in a three-book contract to Avon in April, 2006. I’ve been a full-time writer since then.
Ester: That’s fantastic! What do you do for fun when you aren’t writing?
Anna: I read other people’s writing! I started to write because I loved reading so much and that hasn’t changed. I see my friends and have a good giggle. I love to travel, especially in Europe and the United Kingdom.
Ester: Who or what inspires your writing?
Anna: Wonderful books and writers. Music. Beauty. My fantastic critique partner, Annie West, who writes for Harlequin. Life!
Ester: It’s great to have all that inspiration! What are your latest releases and when/where can we find them?
Anna: My most recent release is TEMPT THE DEVIL, which I call a Regency noir Affair to Remember.
When notorious rake, Julian Southwood, Earl of Erith, takes famous courtesan Olivia Raines as his mistress, neither know they are about to risk everything they value and embark upon a life-changing love.
TEMPT THE DEVIL was a Romantic Times Top Pick and NYT bestseller, Eloisa James, called it “truly, deeply romantic.”
Here’s my back cover blurb:
Any man in London would worship her. Yet Olivia is, quite frankly, bored with them all. Despite her many dalliances, she’s never felt true passion, never longed for any lover’s touch…until Julian, London’s most notoriously wanton rake, decides to make her his mistress.
From the moment he first saw her, Julian knew he must possess her. And when he discovers her greatest secret, a scandal that could ruin her reputation and end her career, he knows just the way to use this damaging information to his most delightful advantage. He offers Olivia a deal with the devil: he’ll keep her secret…if she allows him the chance to show her true ecstasy.
But Olivia must be careful, for Julian has a secret of his own: he will not rest until she is completely, shamelessly his.
You’ll find the blurb and an excerpt here:
http://www.annacampbell.info. TEMPT THE DEVIL is available at all good bookstores and online at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tempt-Devil-Anna-Campbell/dp/0061234931/ref=pd sim b 1
Ester: Not only is your cover yummy, but the story sounds intriguing. Anna, after you got your first contract, were you asked to do revisions? How did that go?
Anna: I only had to do a few tiny tweaks on CLAIMING THE COURTESAN, so the whole revision process was considerably less painful than I expected. So far, my books haven’t needed major rewrites after I’ve sent them in to my editor.
Ester: Amazing. You must be thorough in your self-editing. Do you have any appearances/book signings scheduled this year? Where and when are they?
Anna: I came to the U.S.A. for the Romance Writers of America Conference in July in Washington, D.C. I love meeting readers at the big literacy signing that launches the conference. Keep an eye out in November 2009 for my next release, CAPTIVE OF SIN, a Regency noir marriage of convenience story. I’ll put a blurb, the cover, and an excerpt up on my website: www.annacampbell.info.
Ester: Thanks, Anna, for taking time to chat with me. Anna lives along the beautiful Sunshine Coast, about an hour north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, and regularly blogs with the Romance Bandits at: