R O M A N C E
What was the first romance you ever read?
I don’t remember the name of it, but it was one my mom was reading by candle light. I leaned over to try to get a sneak peek of the words on the page and my hair caught on fire. My mom and I ran around screaming as she hit me on the head with the paperback until the fire went out.
What’s a book you could read a million times and never get tired of?
Knight or At Peace by Kristen Ashley. They’re my go-to rereads.
Who are your favorite film and television couples and why?
Favorite television couple is Dan and Roseanne Conner from Roseanne because they’re so real. Favorite film couple is Quincy and Monica from Love & Basketball because their second chance love story was the first one that hooked me. I tend to be a sucker for those… hence why a lot of my books are second chance.
W R I T I N G
What’s your writing style? Do you carefully plot your stories out or do you just start and see where things go?
I am not a plotter! I get an idea for a story and just start writing (which is why I have about forty-seven stories started). Generally I have an idea of what I want to happen, but a lot of times that will change depending on what the characters want.
Which one of your books has taught you the most about writing?
Every book I write teaches me something. I can’t pick one that taught me the most, because I’ve learned different things from each of them.
What do you like to do when you’re stuck in a writing rut?
If I get stuck, I just move on to another story. Sometimes I’ll take a break if it’s really bad and watch movies or reruns of Impractical Jokers.
Your characters tend to go through a lot emotionally. Is it difficult to characters you love and then, basically, put them through the ringer? What’s that like?
My characters do go through a lot of emotions, but knowing they’re going to get their HEA doesn’t make me feel that bad. Most times I don’t even know what is going to happen, so when they have to experience something sudden and heart breaking, I do too… so I try not to make their pain last too long.
What are you most looking forward to about the release of Love, Me?
Oh man, I’m looking forward to it being over! Release day is nerve wracking for me, so I usually spend it rocking in a corner. Right now, I’m most looking forward to getting the trailer back, especially since I’ve never had one made before!
R A P I D – F I R E
Morning or Night?
Gold or silver?
Coffee or tea?
iPhone or Android?
Ocean or swimming pool?
Swimming pool, sharks can’t eat me there.
Netflix or Cable?
Anna Brooks began writing when she thought the world would want to hear her sick lyrics through song. Since then, she’s realized her childhood dream wasn’t so far-fetched, just misguided. Now she writes romance with real emotions and happy endings. If Anna isn’t writing or reading, she can be found by a space heater drinking a ridiculous amount of Diet Dr Pepper. She also likes to hang out with her husband and two boys. If it wasn’t for them, she wouldn’t ever leave the house.