Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Questions: An Experiment

It's getting close. I talk about it so much that you probably know what I'm talking about (and are probably sick of it): the release of Tower of Strength.

Depending on how quickly it ships from the warehouse, the book could be in stores in a little over a week. Woot!

So . . . for most of March and a good chunk of April, I'll be doing a bunch of fun bloggy stuff in celebration.

One big thing readers should have fun with will be March 9th thru 13th (that's a Monday thru Friday, beginning two weeks from today). On those days, I'll have a week-long giveaway bonanza.

Multiple prizes will be given away each day. You heard that right! Lots of cool prizes!

Stay tuned for more about the giveaway week, like how to enter and get lots and lots of additional entries and other good stuff.

There's more exciting book/bloggy fun coming, and I'll announce them as they arrive.

For now, though, I thought it would be fun to start next week by answering reader questions.

Is there something about me you're dying to know? (Heck, is there something you're mildly curious about me?)

The questions could be anything about writing or publishing or about me personally (How long did I have braces? Dental hygiene habits? Favorite movies?) Whatever crosses your mind.

Depending on how many questions I get, I'll either answer them all on one day or spread them out over next week.

So here's my request: Leave a question in the comments, and I'll answer it sometime next week!
This could be fun, provided I don't get only one question or something even more embarrassing, like none at all. :-D


Jan said...

Who was your inspiration Annette? Or those who pushed you along toward your dreams of writing.

Kristina P. said...

This is rude, so you don't have to answer, but I was wondering how old you were.

This isn't rude, but you look so much younger than I pictured you! I think that's what threw me off when I saw you in person.

You are this mature, smart woman with all these books under her belt, but you look 22!!

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Favourite chocolate confection?

I know, I'm shallow with the question making thing. I'll work on it.

Can't wait for all the fun!

Alison Wonderland said...

What day am I supposed to blog about Tower of Strength?

susette said...

♪Do you get the hiccups when you eat raw carrots? I do :o)
♪What's your favorite season?
♪Have you ever met any of the prophets? or been in the same room as one of them?
♪How would you spend a weekend if you had it all to yourself with no husband or children?

Okay, I know complete random questions but it's what came to my mind at the moment. Enjoy the day!

Stephanie Black said...

Are you ever going to publish the serial killer book you mentioned last week? I want to read it :)

Also, how did you get so absolutely amazing? I'm in awe of how much you accomplish! Do you ever sleep?

Rebecca Irvine said...

What is your next project you are working on?

Josi said...

If you weren't a writer, what career goals would you have?
What is your favorite book of all time?
What is the best compliment you have ever received about anything?

Heather of the EO said...

I agree with Kristina. You look really really young.

my question...
This is NOT to get you to say mine, I just always ask this question because I love finding out people's favorite things. SO, if you could only read one blog for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

I know I know, so unfair.

Anonymous said...

How do you balance your writing with being a mommy? And then how do you fit blogging in on top of that?

Amanda D said...

What other LDS authors do enjoy reading? And, I am curious, what are your favorite movies?

Randi said...

If you could write and be successful in any genre, would you choose a different one?

When your husband isn't coming home for dinner, do you still cook?

Anonymous said...

Who is your favorite actor? What is your favorite family activity?
How did you meet your husband? Who is your favorite fan? Do you teach knitting?

Danette said...

Annette, I just noticed that you commented on my blog. I get so used to no one adding comments, that I thought it was one I had already read. Thank you for commenting, I have been telling my husband about how frustrating this individual is (you know) You can tag them immediately by the tone. I am so thankful for your inspiring ways, all the authors on the blog help, unlike you know who. So please continue to encourage and advise!!

Luisa Perkins said...

Have you gotten fan mail? If so, how have you handled it?

amelia said...

What was the process of getting your first book published? How do you handle criticism from an editor/publisher? Who are your favorite authors?

Heather Moore said...

Are you going to write a sequel to Band of Sisters (2010)??

Sher said...

Hmmmm. What do I want to know abou Annette?
Well, of course my first question would have been how did you start writing, but you've already answered that in your blog posts.
I've been enjoying that, by the way.

So, instead, I'll ask......

1)What's your biggest guilty pleasure?

2)What do you do in your spare time to wind down/relax (besides blogging, of course)

3) When do you want to have lunch with me again, so we can talk some more?

(is that way too stalker-ish?)

Sher said...

p.s. amen to what Kristina said. You look way younger in person than I thought! I almost didn't recognize you!

Charlie Moore said...

Most writers, if their serious about writing, have numerous ideas, visions, concepts & premises floating around in their heads. Many times all at the same time. So I have a double question.

What is the one idea,vision, concept or premise you've had that for one reason or another you haven't put down on paper? Why? And have you ever incorporated an idea, vision, concept or premise that wasn't part of something you were working on into that body of work and made a cohesive fit?

Thank you,

Charlie Moore

Heidi said...

Approximately how many words a day do you write when you are writing a book?

Jami said...

What's the silliest thing that you do regularly?

Annette Lyon said...

There are some seriously good questions here--it's going to take some thought to answer some of them. (Charlie!)

Karlene said...

Josi asked about your fav book of all time. I know the answer to that. So pretend there are no Anne books (I know, scary thought). Then what would be your fav book of all time?

Also, what is your fav style of shoe?

Your current brand of shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant?

Are you a dog or a cat person?

If you were a guy, would you wear boxers or briefs?

Amber said...

I also thought you were older (and taller) before I met you.

How many hours a day do you write?
Which is longer for you- the writing or the editing?
Do you know Brandon Mull? (My daughter is a HUGE fan).

Jen said...

THis is soooo exciting having your book coming out!

I know you said you've been writing since you were little, but I'm wondering what finally inspired you to submit a manuscript and who was the inspiration behind it?

Melanie Jacobson said...

Sorry I'm late to the party! I meant to respond to this yesterday but your blog wouldn't load and I forgot about it until just now, but I'm here at last!

First, I finished Tower of Strength last night and it was GREAT! I read historical fiction less than more genres so I was a little trepidatious (yeah, I know I made that up) when I started it, but good story telling and a command of English trumps all! I will definitely recommend this to my friends and gladly tout it on my blog when it's my turn.

And as for a question...could you please your best, absolute most amazing chocolate experience for us?


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