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SERIOUS ABOUT SERIES
I’ve always enjoyed reading books that are created as part of a series. If I’m going to immerse myself in a character’s world, I like to hang out there a while and get to know everyone. And then, of course, I want all those characters I’ve gotten to know to have their happy endings. So when I started putting my own words to paper, I naturally leaned toward writing overarching plots and subplots that would support a series.
On September 5th, my debut novel, ONLY FEAR, was released unto the world. In this story, an organization that, until now, existed only in my mind comes to life for the first time. SSAM, an acronym that stands for The Society for the Study of the Aberrant Mind, is a group of professionals with various specialties. Its employees have career experience in everything from computer technology to personal security to profiling serial killers. That’s the beauty of a made-up private organization. I can hire anyone I want. And Damian Manchester, the group’s founder, hires only the best. He’s dedicated to removing monsters from society. After all, one of those monsters took his daughter from him years ago. He’s still hunting her killer, and he’ll eventually catch the monster responsible. He’s that dedicated. And I’m that dedicated to the series. I’m looking forward to helping him find justice over the course of the series.
My editor at Carina Press and I have decided to call this series “the Mindhunters.” That my publisher is as interested and invested in my characters’ futures as I am is a wonderful feeling. In ONLY FEAR, Ethan and Maggie find their happy ending. My second book of the series is almost done, and I can’t wait to start on the next one!
Toni, thank you for having me here today. I’m thrilled to be your Carina sister! (You're welcome! Lovely to host you :)
Happy reading & writing, everyone,
Anne Marie has always been fascinated by people—inside and out—which led to degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, and Counseling. As a games hostess at Sea World, tutor, waitress, personal and family counselor, and high school counselor, she has indulged her curiosity through sanctioned professions. Now, as a stay-at-home mom of three young children, her passion for understanding the human race is satisfied by her roles as mother, wife, daughter, sister, and writer. She writes to reclaim her sanity.
Anne Marie’s manuscripts have won several awards, including the 2009 Golden Heart® for Best Romantic Suspense. Her first novel, OnlyFear, is due out September 5, 2011 from Carina Press.
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