Today we welcome Deidre-Ann Anderson and travel to Jamaica to learn how culinary school, a jaguar, and Sydney Sheldon come together to create life’s romantic recipe for Deidre-Ann. Let’s get cookin’ …
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a Jamaican author, who loves to write, read, cook, play video games, and fantasize about exciting stories. I am also a proud culinary school graduate who ghost writes cookbooks and nutritional content.
In which genre do you write?
I currently write Romance and Cookbooks.
How many published books do you have?
I have 1 Romance novel currently, along with a few small cookbooks that I published a long time ago.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer, and what ignited your author’s flame?
I knew I wanted to write from a very young age. I was a natural storyteller, telling fairytales and extreme stories to the detriment of my friends and parents. Haha, what can I say? They were always entertained.
What is an interesting writing quirk you have, that we wouldn’t know by reading your biography?
When I write, I become a whole different person, so much so that my husband has to do a temperature check, before saying anything to me.
What would you choose as your mascot, spirit animal, or avatar, and why?
A jaguar, they are beautiful on the outside and seems calm from a far but completely transforms if disturbed when they are focused.
What does your ideal writing space look like?
A small enclosed room with a vision board, workstation, and computer.
What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading “The Mister” by E.L. James.
What do you do when not writing or marketing your books?
I play video games, hang with my husband, chat with friends, check in with my family, and sleep.
If you could have a fantasy tea or coffee date with an author or famous person from the past or present, who would it be, and what would you ask them?
I would love love love to have a sit down with Sidney Sheldon. He was an amazing writer, who had the ability to hook you into a story from the very first page and keep you glued to the end. It would have been amaze-beans to be able to pick his brain. May his soul rest in peace.
What is the most surprising thing you’ve learned about yourself through writing?
I have learned that I am a potty mouth when I write, which is the complete opposite of who I am in real life.
Tell us about your most recent book and where we can find it.
My debut Romance novel, The Hunt: An Interracial Love Story was released onMay 9th , 2019, and it is currently available in both eBook and Paperback onAmazon.
The book is a Bwwm Romance that follows a sassy Jamaican woman and a drug dealer from New York. It is the first installation of the Consumed by Heat Series that promises a delicious mix of crime, love, sex, and murder.
Thank you for allowing me to share my crazy mind with you!
Deidre-Ann Anderson is a Jamaican author, and full-time freelance writer, who firmly believes that with hard work and dedication, anyone can make a living from what they enjoy. She has been a storyteller for most her life; she currently specializes in Romance (in the fictional realm) and Culinary/Nutritional content (in Non-Fiction).
The Consumed by Heat Trilogy is her debut Romance series, and she is excited to share the rigorous love story of Alex and Kris.
She was a Jamaican firecracker. He was the head of the largest drug-dealing ring in New York. Neither of them was prepared for what would happen when both worlds collide. A gripping tale of romance, sex, and murder, from the Enthusiastic Romance Author of The Consumed by Heat Series, Deidre – Ann Anderson.
When Alexander Heat meets sexy, sassy Kristine, he is confident his hunt to make her his would be an easy one. But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Alexander quickly realizes that this hunt will uproot his life. A loved one dies. A ghost appears from the past. And as a vicious cyclone of love threatens to disband everything they have built; Kristine and Alexander are forced to decide …Is the hunt going to lead to a life of bliss – or will it end in a bed of misery?
Thank you to Deidra-Ann Anderson for stopping by and sharing a few of the ingredients of her life recipe! –Camilla
Learn more about Deidra-Ann Anderson and where to purchase the book:
US Kindle and Amazon paperback: https://amzn.to/2wlIuNm
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Deidre-Ann-Anderson/e/B00Q3YA8VS