MEET THE MEMBERS

Ann Greenfield has been a member of the Writers’ League of Texas for two years. She makes her home in McAllen Texas.

Ann Greenfield

Scribe:  In what genre(s) do you write?
Ann Greenfield: I write Mystery, Paranormal, and Romance and am working on the second book in my Dragonlily paranormal mystery series.

Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
AG: I would love to sit down with Janet Evanovich, Linda Leal Miller, and James Patterson. Evanovich writes both mystery and romance, Miller writes historical romance, and Patterson writes action thrillers, and all write series. Questions I would ask are: What one thing did you do that put your writing over the line from being a hobby to becoming a career? How far do you plan out your series’ storyline? What method do you use to track characters from one book to the next. Do you eat dessert before, with, or after your meal?

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?

AG: The first book that popped into my head was the Bible–bestselling book of all time. It has adventure, murder, mystery, and romance. Plus if I were stranded on a desert island, I would need some emotional and spiritual support. Another choice would be Aesop’s Fables or Grimm’s Fairy Tales because each has more than one story and possibly pictures. Choosing a mystery/adventure; once read, you know the who, what, when, and where, and romance might make me lonely. Then there is the Boy Scouts of America Field Guide. It might be nice to have instructions on how to rub two sticks together to make fire, build shelter, divine water, cook bugs, make a raft, navigate by the stars–you know, stuff like that might keep me sane or get me rescued. So many choices, but I’ll have to go with my initial thought–the Bible. First instincts are usually right.

Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers League?
AG: Being a member of WLT and attending their conferences, I’ve gotten to know several authors and writers. All have been genuine, helpful, and interested in me and what I’m writing. The most important thing I’ve learned is perseverance, whether I write as a creative outlet or as a career.

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
AG: I plan on pursuing traditional publishing. I am querying agents and publishers and continuing to write.

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world?

AG: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Everyone starts as a beginner and moves forward.  We each move at our own pace and some just get to advanced (Published) quicker than others. We don’t have to be a rocket headed for the moon. We can orbit the earth a few times first, test out our flight suit. We may even want to dock at the space station. Enjoy the journey. There is much to see.

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