It's that time of the week again and time for another Hump Day Interview. Today we have Annabeth Albert in the hot seat…
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
I wrote 5 books before finally selling. All those will live forever under my bed as they were where I learned the craft and grew as a writer. In terms of books that WILL be out—right now I have a finished novella and a finished novel, both of which will be out Spring 2018. I’ve got a partial that I may return to and then my current work in progress which is SEAL book #6.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
A novella of around 40k takes me around a month from start to finish, and then around a week of solid edits. A 80k book takes around two months, and then around two weeks of edits and proofs.
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Editing continues to be the best money I spend because my editors push me with every book to be a better writer. As a new writer, springing for some of Margie Lawson’s courses, especially Deep Editing, really helped me and I rec those courses to all new writers looking to up their editing and revision game.
What is your favorite childhood book?
Tied between Anne of Green Gables and These Happy Golden Years.
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
I’d be peacock, proud and colorful and unique.
Curtis Hunt has made a name for himself as a chainsaw wood carver, winning national competitions and operating a small business in Rainbow Cove, Oregon. As winter whittles away his tourist traffic, his goal is just to survive the season and try to not get lost in grief for his dead lover. It’s been two years, but he’s sure he’ll never be over the love of a lifetime. However, his body has a certain restlessness that he doesn’t quite know how to calm.
Logan Rosner knows a thing or two about restlessness. It’s what drove him to Rainbow Cove to be a chef at a bar and grill run by his friends. And it’s what drives him to a single sizzling encounter with the local legendary lumberjack. Both men get far more than they expected and learn that first impressions aren’t always accurate…
But when Logan proposes a series of sexy lessons, Curtis must decide how much he’s willing to risk. He knows he can’t afford to get attached to Logan’s good cooking, his easy smiles, or his caretaking, but he keeps going back for more, even as deeper emotions become involved. Soon, Curtis must decide whether to risk his heart again or risk losing Logan for good.
Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer. The #OutOfUniform series joins her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat and #PerfectHarmony series. To find out what she’s working on next and other fun extras, check out her website: www.annabethalbert.com or connect with Annabeth on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify! Also, be sure to sign up for her newsletter for free ficlets, bonus reads, and contests. The fan group, Annabeth’s Angels, on Facebook is also a great place for bonus content and exclusive contests.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two active children.