Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Hello, I'm Anna
Maybe I should start by introducing myself and explaining why I fit the job description as a contributor to this blog.
First, I am a Mormon. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an adult convert (very long story, find it here). However, I don't quilt, can or scrapbook, and I'm too busy with my descendants to research my ancestors. I also have a serious (diet) coke habit. So I'm a bit of a rubbish Mormon to be honest, and yet despite that they still asked me to teach Seminary.
Second, I do have offspring. However, I'm not a "mommy", I'm a "mummy". I'll let you decide whether that's because I'm British, or because I'm really, really old, wrinkly and dessicated, and smell fusty.
And finally, I am indeed a writer. I have had five books published and I'd love it if you'd like to buy one. Or more. My latest title is No Escape, but also on the shelves at the moment you should be able to find Honeymoon Heist and if you dig around in the bargain bins you might be lucky enough to turn up a copy of Easterfield. I'm about to self-publish (for the first time) a challenging and controversial novel called The Saved Saint. Don't worry, you'll know when that's available. I'll be sure to make a big song and dance about it.
So now that I have established my MMW credentials, what else do you need to know? I have a very lovely husband and three beautiful daughters whose names are unpronounceable to English speakers. My eldest is in her second year of college and has just reached legal driving age, my middle one just started senior school and is in year 7, and my youngest just started Junior school and is in year 3. (Now you know how I feel when I ask Americans how old their children are and they reply "My son is in eighth grade". My girls are, in fact, 17, 11 and 7.)
I love science fiction, rock music, cross-stitch, and going to Florida. I don't do camping or any kind of "roughing it". I have a day job (because writing doesn't pay much) which I enjoy. Oh, and I love writing and reading books most of all.
So that's me. I hope to entertain and inspire you every Wednesday, but I can't promise much. My muse runs faster than I do.
Posted by Anna Buttimore