ANNE GREENE delights in writing about wounded heroes and gutsy heroines. Her second novel, a Scottish historical, Masquerade Marriage, won numerous writing awards. The sequel Marriage By Arrangement releases in April. A Texas Christmas Mystery also won awards. In 2014, her World War II novel, Angel With Steel Wings, about WASPs, women test pilots will release. She makes her home in McKinney, Texas. Tim LaHaye led her to the Lord when she was twenty-one and Chuck Swindoll is her Pastor. In 1990, Anne graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of Texas.
View Anne’s other books, her blog, travel pictures, and art work at http://www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com. Anne’s highest hope is that her stories transport the reader to an awesome new world and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. Buy Anne’s books at http://www.PelicanBookGroup.com. Or at http://www.Amazon.com.
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Where are you right now?
It’s 4:03 p.m. and I’m sitting at my computer in my office. I just repainted my office at bright yellow and it contains my hundreds of books, has windows on our four sides. The two large front windows and windowed patio doors open to the upstairs balcony which overlooks the sixth hole on our golf course. I have a wrap-around glass desk with all the computer accouterments in arm’s reach. Behind me is a full-sized pool table. I’ve converted this large room into my office, and it’s a wonderful place to work. I’m wearing khaki slacks and a purple silk long-sleeved sweater. And I’m getting too warm. This early in March, McKinney, TX is 80 degrees.
What is the most interesting thing I’ve learned while doing research?
The reason I wrote my two Scottish historicals was to discover whatever happened to the thriving life of the Scots in the Highlands and what ended the clan system. What happened really opened my eyes. Read my books Masquerade Marriage and Marriage By Arrangement and discover the answer.
If you were told you were being sent back to live in the 19th Century, and you could bring one thing from today, what would that be? I would have to bring a bible, as there were plenty of copies available. Any clothes I might take would be too eye-catching. Wouldn’t want to create a riot. There wasn’t enough electricity available to take any electronic gadgets, not even a hair dryer. I’d like to take my husband, but I don’t think I could (only one time traveler per vehicle). So, I think I’d take the next days’, weeks’, and months’ printout of what the stock market did before the panic of 1873 and make enough money to live comfortably and be able to write about the era first hand.
What is something that very few people know about you? I’m an open book. What you see is what you get. But I must have some deep, dark secret somewhere. Hmm?
What is your favorite material item that you own? I don’t have any family heirlooms. My Mom was one of those people who if you didn’t use an object, you didn’t need it, so out it went. I’m rather the same way. I guess my favorite object would be objects. I love my photo albums (before digital) of my children from birth on up.
If you could live in any time period other than the one we live in, when and where would that be and why? I think it would have been cool to be a teen to young adult in the roaring 1920s, but I wouldn’t have wanted to live through the Great Depression or World War II. So, I’d say from 1820s through the 1920s. I’d live in California and become one of the first actresses on the silver screen. A writer is not very different from an actress since the writer becomes each character in her books. And the silver screen was wide open to anyone early on.
Do you think birth order affects the way you write? WOW—hard question. I have an older sister who got all the attention in our family. Surely I didn’t write to gain attention. Nope, didn’t. A writer can go a very long time without gaining any attention. But perhaps one small reason I write is because I can go off by myself and jump into other more exciting worlds to live through my characters. Actually, I didn’t start writing until I’d left home and been married for several years. I really doubt birth order had anything to do with the way I write. What do you readers think? Has birth order affected your chosen path in life?
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be? Trust God—He Know What Is Best.
What one novel did you read that made you want to be a part of the story? When I was in my early teens I read the book, The Robe. This book was about people who came into contact with the robe Jesus wore and it was set in Biblical days with the Roman Centurion who crucified Jesus as the first owner of The Robe. I wasn’t a Christian then and the book touched me deeply. I wanted to live back in those times. And, of course, I always wanted to be Jo in Little Women. Now, though, I think these are the best times to ever be alive!
A MARRIAGE COVENANT
Why does a handsome, powerful noble of the highest rank in England stoop to marry a mere Lady of Lowland Scotland?
A GREAT SECRET
Are the whispered stories about him true? With his shadowy past and strange behavior what awful secret does he hide? Each change of clothes transforms him into a different man.
AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE
Can Lady Cailin keep her vow to make her marriage happy and successful, unlike that of her parents, or to save her unborn child, must she arrange for the Duke’s accidental death?
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