Thursday, February 5, 2009

Interview with Pam Ripling/Anne Carter!!

Posted below is an exciting interview with Pam Ripling/Anne Carter!! Enjoy!

How did you get into writing?
In 7th grade, I took a Creative Writing class as an elective. My teacher, Mrs. Murray, was very inspiring. We learned to craft short stories, did lots of reading, etc.

How long have you been an author?
I was first published as a short story author in THEMA Literary Journal, for my story "Eureka". That was in 1997, I believe. My first full-length fiction publication was IN TOO DEEP, in 1999.

What is your proudest achievement in writing?
Just being published is huge. Twice, my work has been read by producers for screenplay potential. That was exciting. One of my favorite works is "When Harry Met Soli", surprising because this little story gets very little attention (and you can buy it here:

How many books do you currently have published and what are they about? Where can they be purchased?
As Anne Carter: (hot links take to buy page)
IN TOO DEEP; Wings ePress; 3rd chance at love for a young mother; hockey player boyfriend can't believe it when her past life suddenly starts haunting them.
STARCROSSED HEARTS; Wings ePress; Hollywood love triangle with world travel, kidnapping, whodunit, lots of romance!
A HERO'S PROMISE; Wings ePress; Characters from STARCROSSED HEARTS return to vie for heroine's heart - only murder gets in the way!
POINT SURRENDER; Echelon Press; Romantic mystery takes place in a haunted lighthouse on the California coast!
WHEN HARRY MET SOLI; Echelon Press; What happens when a young boy thinks he's the real Harry Potter? (eBook only)
STARFIRE; Echelon Press; Conservative L.A. CPA meets and begins an affair with the movie star man of her dreams...but is it the right thing to do? (eBook only)

eBook versions of all of these books are available at Fictionwise.

As Pam Ripling:
LOCKER SHOCK! Echelon Press; What did Ben find in his school locker? Something deadly, to be sure! Middle grade mystery
eBook available at Fictionwise.

Is there any advice you would like to give to aspiring authors?
Perseverance. If you give up easily, you probably weren't meant to be a writer. And, to be a writer doesn't mean you have to be published. There is nothing wrong with just writing for yourself. Ask yourself what you true goals are and work toward that end.


Norm Cowie said...

Seventh grade?! I can't even remember seventh grade.

(where was I then? Michigan, Maryland, Florida)

©DGreer said...

Nice interview, you two. Or is that three? LOL.


Pam Ripling said...

Sometimes there are 4 of us.

Norm, I remember 7th grade because it was just a bit ago. Ahem. Quite...a...bit.