LIZ: You’ve lived in lots of different places. What do you remember fondly about each major place you’ve lived?
LIZ: Is English your second language? Are you as comfortable writing in Spanish as you are in English, and do you have plans to write some Spanish-language novels?
LIZ: What has been the hardest or most frustrating thing about the writing process for you?
ANN: Creating a story is a difficult process for me. I lean heavily on family history, the story that has already happened. Getting it written from start to finish in a way that will interest readers is the greatest challenge. Once that is achieved, the rest is pure fun, fleshing out the characters, the scenes, the dialogue. I love dialogue.
LIZ: What in the publishing process of Mattie has given you the most satisfaction?
LIZ: Will your next book be based on family history, too?
ANN: My next novel is women’s fiction and is almost ready for the editor. It is based on the tragic life of a woman who was briefly part of the family when she married my Uncle. Historical events and Mexican culture do not influence the story, so I moved it from 1940’s in Mexico and placed it in 1970’s in Pasco, Washington and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The real story begins tragically and ends tragically, too heavy for the reader. I change it to a journey of redemption.
LIZ: Thanks so much for being my guest today. Good luck with your new book!
Ann blogs at arwritersblog.blogspot.com and her website is at authorannrohrer.com