Anna Ellis

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Author Interview

What would you have done differently if you were the main character of your book? 

If I was Jacey, who is the main character of my Husbands and Wives series, as well as Shared Accommodations, I’m honestly not sure I would be able to act out on my desires and fantasies as much as she does. She has much more sexual confidence than any (real) woman I know! This is why it’s so much fun to write her, because Jacey does things I’d never be able to.

What was your inspiration behind this book?

I was inspired to write Shared Accommodations because I read this article about a man who travelled around the country, having interludes with women. Most of these were set up by the woman’s husbands. I thought what if they have some kind of resort for couples to visit? I researched couples resorts but they have counseling and yoga, both beneficial, but a little different than what I came up with.

Why did you become a writer?

Because there’s never been a time in my life that I wasn’t writing.  It’s like breathing for me, just something that I have to do. I’m lucky enough to get paid to do it.

Do you have a favorite author or authors?

Yes, but I can’t pick just one. For classics I have Jane Austen and JK Rowling. But for romance, I love Colleen Hoover and Christina Lauren. I will also read anything by Sarah J Maas.

Do you like to write your books in a continuing series?

I do because it lets you really get to know the characters. I can delve into lots of backstory and friends and family and get a lot of conflict happening.

If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why?

From one of my books? Probably Del, from my Touch series. He’s sexy and fun, and he’s a writer too, so we’d have that in common! But from any book…I’ve once said that Jamie Fraser from the Outlander books is the perfect book boyfriend, so I guess it would have to be him.

What kinds of books do you like to read in your spare time?

I honestly don’t read a lot of romance! I love historical fiction, and YA fantasy.

As a reader and writer I think it is important to get to know your fans and make a connection with them as an author who takes the extra step to hear what their fans think and want in their continued writing is continued success and key to selling more books .Do you agree with that?

Yes! I love getting to know my readers. Having a strong connection with 10 readers is more important to me than 100 sales.

Do you cry when writing sad scenes? 

If I don’t cry when I’m writing sad stuff, how will my readers?

Did you have a Cover Designer? 

Yes, I work with a graphic artist named Donna Chabot

If you were able to dine and have a one on one with your favorite writer/author who would it be? 

Stephen King. He just seems so cool and I’d love to be able to pick his brain about his success

Do just re-read your favorite books?

Yes. In fact, I’ve decided this will be the year of the re-read.

Do you ever get in a reading slump like your readers do?

I do, usually when I finish a really good book. So I take a couple days and read magazines until I’m ready to pick a new book. I’m never not reading something.

What is the funniest book you ever read?

That’s a really good question. I’m sticking to novels here – I really had fun reading Alice Clayton’s Hudson Valley series, and MaryJanice Davidson’s Undead series is always hilarious. I remember the scene in a book where I laughed my a#@ off – but I can’t remember the book it’s from! It’s when the heroine comes home from an evening out, a little intoxicated, and somehow winds up sleeping inside her duvet. Again, can’t remember the book, but it was such a funny read! If anyone knows what I’m talking about, please let me know!