Please give a warm welcome to author Annabel Allen
Tell us a bit about yourself…
Well, I’m a full-time author/freelance writer living in Ontario, Canada. I write under my birth name as well as Annabel Allan, though I keep the spicier subjects more for Annabel! Haha.
Have you always wanted to become an author?
I actually have not! I always enjoyed writing, but for most of my life, I wanted be a scientist, a Palaeontologist. Dinosaurs were always my jam! Once I hit high school though, I wanted to tell stories, turning more towards film. Then I discovered I really can’t tell a story successfully through visuals…so I fell back on writing. I just fell in love with it!
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
The Goode Pain series has an interesting past. I wrote the core of the book as a different novel, meant for a different type of series. It was rejected, so I shelved it. Then I was asked to write short stories for a friend, which he mentioned he wanted one about a kick ass Dominatrix. I actually started on the short story (which was titled “Goode Pain”) and by the time I finished what is now the first chapter, I thought man! I need to make this a novel. Then I remembered what an instructor in film school said, that I should flip the dynamic to make things more interesting. So, I took the old manuscript and rewrote it. I then retitled it “Edgeplay”.
What are you working on now?
Right now, I’m doing rewrites on my original vanilla series Smoke Chaser. The first two books are released, but I felt the third book was the weaker link, so I’m doing rewrites and edits on it.
Do you have any quirks while working?
It depends on the manuscript as well as what time it is during the day when I’m writing! Haha. If I’m writing at night, I tend to put on music while writing, which isn’t very quirky. But if I’m writing during the day, I HAVE to put on a movie. And that movie…is usually Jurassic Park! Weird to write BDSM when you have people running from escaped dinosaurs! Haha.
What are your hopes for the future?
I think like most authors, I hope for the bestseller status. I went a long while without my writing supporting me, but things are finally working out in that area. But I would love that little orange banner on Amazon saying “Bestseller”!
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Do your research! It’s super important to either find someone who can mentor you OR do your own research on how publishing works. I love to answer questions about publishing and writing, so if anyone wants to reach out to me, they definitely can!
Do you have anything to say to your followers?
Just that I appreciate them! I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read my work. AND please leave a rating and review! Reviews feed authors! 🙂