Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November Author Interviews Featuring Annie Cosby

Today I'd like to welcome, Annie Cosby! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions. 
I'm excited to have you and can't wait to learn more about you.

1. Where do you find inspiration for your books? 

I often find myself overwhelmed with "inspiration," simply because I don't see it as a passive experience but a way of life. Every time I hear a story or take a walk or visit a new place—or a familiar one!—I'm always thinking, "This would make a great story," or maybe just a great scene. Inspiration is everywhere, you just have to remember to look for it!

2. Is there a routine to your writing?

Not at all. I try to write every day, but sometimes I'll find myself itching to go as soon as I get up in the morning, while other times I'll be up all night trying to pull something—anything—out of my head!

3. Who are some of your favorite writers? How have they inspired you?

Not at all. I try to write every day, but sometimes I'll find myself itching to go as soon as I get up in the morning, while other times I'll be up all night trying to pull something—anything—out of my head!

4. What are you working on now?

I'm working on the fourth (and last) part of my YA fantasy serial The Hummingbird Saga. Once I'm finished, I'm going to release all four parts as one book, so I'm pretty excited for that!

5. What advice would you give to unpublished writers?

Write! It's easy to get caught up in all the marketing and reading and networking that go into publishing, but the most important part is still you, sitting in that chair, putting pen to paper (literally or figuratively).

Coffee or Tea

Tea (it's the Irish in me)

Wine or Beer


Movies or Books

Hemsworth or Pratt
Pratt—a guy's gotta make me laugh!

Summer or Winter
Winter (for snuggling)

Beach or Mountains

Pizza or Cheeseburger
Thin-crust Pizza

Love at First Sight or Friends to Lovers
Love at first sight in books, friends to lovers in life ;)

Halloween or Christmas

Game of Thrones or Outlander


Annie Cosby is a short, dog-obsessed, ketchup-loving romantic who splits her days—and her wardrobe—between her hometown, St. Louis, and her adopted love, Galway, Ireland.

Her first book was the USA Today-recommended start to the Hearts Out of Water series, followed by the Amazon chart-soaring serial The Hummingbird Saga. Follow her on Twitter @AnnieCosby, Instagram @AnnieCosbybooks, or drop her a line on her website, AnnieCosby.com.

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"Learning to Swim is a darkly romantic beginning to what promises to be an unusual contemporary YA fantasy series." --Serena Chase, USA Today 

When Cora’s mother whisks the family away for the summer, Cora must decide between forging her future in the glimmering world of second homes where her parents belong, or getting lost in the bewitching world of the locals and the mystery surrounding a lonely old woman who claims to be a selkie creature—and who probably needs Cora more than anyone else. 

Through the fantastical tales and anguished stories of the batty Mrs. O’Leary, as well as the company of a particularly gorgeous local boy called Ronan, Cora finds an escape from the reality of planning her life after high school. But will it come at the cost of alienating Cora’s mother, who struggles with her own tragic memories? 

As the summer wanes, it becomes apparent that Ronan just may hold the answer to Mrs. O’Leary’s tragic past—and Cora’s future.


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