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Happy Book-iversary, Dangerous in a Kilt! Celebrating One Year of Hot Scots

Posted by on December 16, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Behind the Book, Fun Stuff | 1 comment

My, how time flies when you’re writing about hot guys in kilts. I can hardly believe it’s been a year since the release of Dangerous in a Kilt, the first Hot Scots book, but sometimes it also feels like much longer than that. Why? Because I’m deep into the third book now, and because so much has happened in the past twelve months. I invite you to relive the journey with me today and help me celebrate the book-iversary!

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O Christmas Tree: A Lifetime of Holiday Spirit

Posted by on December 8, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Fun Stuff | Comments Off on O Christmas Tree: A Lifetime of Holiday Spirit

I love Christmas. It’s a time to gather together, even if we’ve been apart the rest of the year. The Christmas tree is the ultimate symbol of this togetherness. In my family, for my whole life, we’ve taken photos of our Christmas trees as a way to mark each year, and this holiday season, I’m sharing a slideshow of just a few of the trees I’ve enjoyed over the years.

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Happy Thanksgiving, America! (post by Anna)

Posted by on November 22, 2017 in Anna's Posts | 23 comments

Tomorrow, Americans celebrate one of our most-cherished holidays, Thanksgiving. We look back on our nation’s history with appreciation for everything it has given us, and we gather with family and friends to appreciate the time we have with them. Despite all the bad things that have happened in this country of late, we still have a lot to be thankful for this year and every year.

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Things A Writer Can’t Learn from Research (post by Anna)

Posted by on November 12, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Writer's Life | Comments Off on Things A Writer Can’t Learn from Research (post by Anna)

I love research. Yes, I admit it. I am a research geek and proud of it. The librarian in me craves information, and the writer in me needs that information to flesh out my stories. But there are some things you just can’t learn from doing research. You need practical life experience. This is, to me, the true meaning of the adage “write what you know.” Here’s my list of my five favorite facts I could learn only by living them. (The first one happened just this morning!)

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Breathing Life and Depth into Characters (post by Anna)

Posted by on November 5, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Behind the Book, Fun Stuff | 25 comments

Every character needs a purpose — in the story and in his or her own life — to become a believable and relatable person. How do writers breathe life and depth into characters? Check out my method, with my current work-in-progress as an example.

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A Festival of Jack-O-Lanterns Past (post by Anna)

Posted by on October 31, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Fun Stuff | Comments Off on A Festival of Jack-O-Lanterns Past (post by Anna)

Halloween has arrived once again, heralded by costumes and candy and carved pumpkins. I love decorating for Halloween, and pumpkin-carving is my favorite task. Over the years, I’ve taken photos of the jack-o-lanterns I created and other homemade decorations, as a sort of documentary history of my Halloween spirit. This year, I share with you a slideshow of my favorites.

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Halloween Goodies for Fans of Paranormal Romance

Posted by on October 29, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Fun Stuff | Comments Off on Halloween Goodies for Fans of Paranormal Romance

Now through October 31, I’m participating in a massive multi-author giveaway. Check out the details here, and come back to Spunk & Hunks on Halloween day for my special holiday post!

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Kat Flannery (Author Interview)

Posted by on October 18, 2017 in Author Interviews, Guest posts | 2 comments

Sizzling ROMANCE, the WILD WEST, and a dash of PARANORMAL make the BRANDED TRILOGY bundle a heart-pounding and satisfying read…

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The Zen of Bad Reviews (post by Anna)

Posted by on October 13, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Writer's Life | Comments Off on The Zen of Bad Reviews (post by Anna)

Every writer gets them. Even Nora Roberts receives one and two star reviews — and The Complete Works of Shakespeare has 17% one-star reviews on Amazon! We are in good company when we get those dreaded bad reviews. How should writers handle it? Learn the Zen of book reviews.

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Let’s Get Wicked! The Hot Scots Are Back

Posted by on September 29, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Behind the Book | Comments Off on Let’s Get Wicked! The Hot Scots Are Back

In December 2016, I introduced the world to the Hot Scots series with Dangerous in a Kilt. The book became a bestseller and a fan favorite, not to mention a multiple award winner. Today, I’m thrilled to welcome the second book in the series. Join me in celebrating the arrival of the hottest Scot yet, Aidan MacTaggart, the heartthrob of Wicked in Kilt.

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