In this episode I chat to bestselling author of romantic comedy, Annie Lyons. Annie and I signed with Carina at around the same time and her debut novel, Not Quite Perfect, came out a month after mine. We got chatting online and have shared the highs and lows of being newly-published authors. Not Quite Perfect became a bestseller and Annie followed it with Dear Lizzie and a novella, A Not Quite Perfect Christmas. Annie’s new novel, Life Or Something Like It, is published next week (on 13th July).
We talk about pre-publication nerves, dealing with criticism, writing routines and Annie’s slightly unconventional route to publication.
I had a stinking cold when this interview was recorded, so please excuse my sniffing/coughing/snot-choked voice.
Annie Lyons was a delight to chat with, though; you guys are in for a treat.
Books recommended by Annie:
I give a small writing update and recommend using a planner or calendar to measure progress as ‘what gets measured gets done’. I use a Plannerisms Planner which you can see in action on my author blog.
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