I’m very pleased to bring Anna Payne, Christian Cozy Mystery author to the website today. Anna K Payne loves a mystery. Her favorite movies include one-liners and things that explode. Her relationship with her Savior is her number one priority and her family come second. Her passion and vision is to inspire hope, encourage others, love richly, and listen well through the strength of Jesus Christ. She seeks to inspire and encourage through her devotionals and cozy mysteries as well as aiding her family of writers publish their own books.
Anna, let’s get started!
1. Let’s start with something fun. What’s your favorite hobby?
I love my kids, my cats, and I love reading. I love keeping up with extended family throughout the world.
Because of my food allergies and a constant struggle with digestive issues I have developed a keen interest in a healthy diet, supplements, and essential oils.
2. If you had the opportunity—who would you like to spend an afternoon with and why?
So many bible characters come to mind, Jesus, the Father, but I think my grandfathers would be interesting. Both of my grandfathers have a sense of humor and they loved telling stories. And I enjoyed listening. If I could spend an afternoon with them and hear them speak of the glories of heaven, it would be fun. I’d like to joke with them and laugh with them again.
3. Coffee, tea, soda or something else?
I drink a glass of Masala tea every morning, then I can have decaf tea. But mostly I drink water with essential oils.
4. What are you working on right now?
I’m still in editing mode right now. I’m finishing my latest novella, Rose, Book 6 of Planted Flowers Christian cozy mystery series. I’m creating a bible study workbook to use with the series.
In the next few months, I will edit and reissue on of my grandmother’s book of family history, help my mom publish her first book on the fruit of the Spirit, and edit several books I’ve written in another series, Matthew’s Matchmakers. Before the end of the year I hope to work on a Santa Clarita valley time travel suspense novel.
5. How would you describe your writing style?
My writing style is a fast paced Christian suspense with surprising twists. I tell stories of faith, hopeless humanity, and how they discover hope.
6. Do you have any advice for a person just beginning their writing career?
Write down your ideas and start putting words on paper (or screen). Be bold, learn how to edit a book, and write what thrills you.
7. Do you immerse yourself in new situations for writing ideas or do your ideas come to you through your normal, day-to-day life?
Most of my ideas come from off-hand remarks people make. For some reason, I see a story behind most conversations. And I can hear the sinister overtones where everyone else sees a peaceful vista.
8. Where can we find you on the interwebs?
Thank you so much Anna, for visiting with us today.
And gentle readers, check out Anna’s site, social media and free books. You’ll be glad you did.