Thursday, April 23, 2015

Writers4Higher features author Ann Mock

Writers4Higher welcomes author Ann Mock.

Hi Ann, welcome to Writers4Higher!

1.   Tell me about yourself.

I grew up in the South and have always loved the towering oak trees and beautiful southern landmarks which makes the southern United States like no other part of the world.  I knew if I ever wrote a novel it would need to take place where I have lived most of my life, which is the South.

Twenty years ago I visited a Southern mansion in Vicksburg, Mississippi, that had survived the War Between the States because it had been used as a hospital for wounded soldiers. I was fascinated by a Union cannonball that was still lodged in the door frame over a century later. This inspired me to start my novel, “The Union of the North and the South”.

My husband and I have often traveled through the deep South by car, but steaming along the Mississippi on the American Queen steamboat gives one a completely different perspective and made it very special. The experience gave me so many ideas for my novel.

2. Where do you see your writing taking you in the future?

I haven’t decided if I will do a sequel. Writing a book was more work than I ever dreamed it would be, but I learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the process. I was so honored to earn the five star rating from Readers’ Favorite book review company and if I am well received you never know...

3. How do you use your talents/time to help others?

I love animals and I am using some of the proceeds from the sell of my book to help our local humane societies.

I hope my readers come to realize the power of forgiveness and the happiness it can bring to your life.

Thank you, Ann!
Rhett DeVane
blogmaster and Southern fiction author

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Writers4Higher takes a new direction...whoot!

Well now. I've taken a little break from the blog and it's time to put on my running shoes and head out.

The Writers4Higher blog is my way of giving back, of highlighting some mighty fine literary folks.

Up until this point, I have focused on authors. But what about all of the other hard-working people in this field? Yep, they deserve recognition, too.

So tune in. In addition to more talented author types, you shall be introduced to editors, designers, and marketing people. If I can tie down a muse long enough to ask a few questions, maybe even one of those wispy types.

It is true; we never do anything alone. Without the aid of other experts, a writer is just someone else yammering in a vacuum.

My best to all of you, and thanks for reading the Writers4Higher blog.

Blogmaster and Southern fiction author 

Rhett DeVane

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