Welcome one and all! Grab a beverage of choice, something sweet and sinful. The guest gets first pick! 😉 Take a comfy seat for another, or a first, spin in the Round Pen.
I’m thrilled to welcome my wonderfully talented guest today, Adam Mann, who is sharing his book, Love in the Boondocks with us!
Please show Adam some real Ranch love!
Before I get to the nosy 5-3-4 part of this interview, tell us a bit about you. What made you decide to write romantic fiction and do you find it difficult as a man in a woman’s world so-to-speak?
I have been married four times, as my previous work made it difficult for my wives to live with me. My first wife died, my second could not face the remoteness, my third had to get the marriage annulled as she had forgotten to get divorced, but for the last 20 years I’ve been happily married to a widow with three children, to add to four of my own, and now we have five grandchildren.
My goodness! Now I’m curious what you used to do for a living. 😉
Okay, moving on. I’ll begin with five questions, then follow with three more, and end with four final ones.
My writing area at the moment is a cozy chair in the corner of my living room, though I do have a lovely new office hubby remodeled just for me. What does your writing space look like?
I have a large chunk of my bedroom as my office, and in here I control internet WiFi, printer and scanner for the rest of the house. I am not a tidy worker, and tend to have reference books and peppermints scattered in any free space.
I’ve had a couple of “bedroom offices” over the years. For a lot of writers it’s a life-altering event coming up with titles and character names. Others it comes as naturally as breathing. Which is it for you?
Not life-shattering. I like writing and usually write 3,000 words a day, so about ten days for a novel, but not every day, say once a month. It also takes a week or two to edit and rewrite the novel, and another few days to decide on and design a cover.
What advice would you offer aspiring and new writers?
Just put your head down and write. Avoid distractions like children and animals, and even wives who come to clean around you! Granddaughters only excepted from this rule.
Yes, it’s hard to ignore those little ones. LOL The constant shift of the industry makes me often scratch my head and ask ‘what next?’ So, what do you think it takes to be a successful author at the moment?
I have to spend a lot of my time promoting my books, mainly on Twitter and FaceBook, but also as a guest on blogs like this.
Who would you like to meet in the publishing industry- dead or alive- and why?
J K Rawlings – her imagination!
It’s time for 3 in 1! I’ll ask the questions and you answer them in one word.
Favorite animal? Large dog
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter? Spring
Favorite food? Cheese, toasted mainly
Well done! 🙂
Okay, what are you working on now?
The Man who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo – a thriller.
What are you sharing today?
Love in the Boondocks:
Kim is divorced by her uncaring husband when she is working in a remote area, but she meets an attractive man and immediately her divorce is finalized she plans to make herself available hopefully for a long term relationship. Fair enough until you consider her working environment, the living conditions, and emotions, not to mention raging hormones!
Where can we find you and your books?
My website: http://www.adammannauthor.com/
I live and work in Vietnam. I used to be a specialist in sustainable development working with farmer families in remote areas, but now I’ve retired.
I would be very pleased to give any reader a FREE pdf copy of any of my books, in exchange for an honest review, at either Amazon or Smashwords. Readers can find my author pages on:
Thank you so much for playing along Adam! Wishing you much luck with your book and writing. I hope you’ll come and visit again one day.
You’d be very welcome, but I should warn you that I live in a mountainous area in Vietnam, not too far from the Red River, although our roads are improving.
The scenery there must be amazing! Thank you for sharing Love in the Boondocks with us.
Note: This book may be slightly more than a level four heat rating, so you might want to buckle up before reading. 😀