As we continue to celebrate the release of Tiger Queen, we are featuring part two of our “Author Spotlight” with Annie Sullivan!
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What do you hope readers take away from TIGER QUEEN?
I want readers to come away from Tiger Queen a little more hopeful that good can win and that they can fight for what they believe in. Sometimes we all make bad decisions or believe things or people we shouldn’t, but we can always grow and change, and Tiger Queen is a great example of that.
How are you reflected in TIGER QUEEN (or, how much of you is reflected in the book)?
Kateri has to fight for what she believes in, and I’d like to think I’m the same way. I would go to great lengths to protect those I love. Kateri also thinks she always knows best, which may not be the case—and for better or worse, I sometimes make that same mistake. I also think as Kateri grows and develops a softer side, that’s me coming through.
You’re know for matching your outfits to your book covers at events. How did this come into being?
Since my first book (A TOUCH OF GOLD) was all about gold, I thought it would be fun to match what I wore to that theme–especially to my launch party. I wore an entirely gold sequin dress, and it was a huge hit. So I just started wearing gold and black dresses to all my A Touch of Gold book events. And then when Tiger Queen was announced, people started asking me if I was going to wear tiger themed clothes, and so I just went with it. I’ve also added a crown to wear for Tiger Queen events so I can really feel like a tiger queen! But now I have to buy a new wardrobe for each new book I write, but it’s a lot of fun looking for outfits that really fit the theme of each book, and it keeps my fans guessing as to what I’ll wear next!
What is your favorite thing to do to promote your book?
I love taking Instagram photos and videos. There’s something so fun about finding the right props, the right angles, and the right pose. There’s just something so wonderful about beautifully decorated book pictures that I love!
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned while being a writer?
Writing is hard. Like, really really hard. It can require a lot of long nights and second guessing yourself. But if you stick with it and surround yourself with encouraging people, you really can make your dreams come true.
Any additional thoughts?
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