Today we give a big shout out to our newest Crew Member, Anne Garboczi Evans!
(1) Welcome to the Writing Prompts Crew. Tell us a little about yourself.
Anne: I’m the mother of an opinionated two-year-old boy, “Joe-Joe,” wife of a National Guardsman/police officer who works too many hours (hint, hint, honey 😉 ), and a writer, social organizer, and outdoors enthusiast.
I grew up in the D.C. area and now live in sunny Colorado. A typical summer day for me involves trying to convince “Joe-Joe” that “no, water will not kill you if it touches you” (midst screams of protest); organizing a neighborhood Ultimate Frisbee Game, and popping down to the local mosque in a hijab researching my latest book, No Fear: My Tale of Hijabs, Witchcraft Circles, & the Cross.
(2) How did you become interested in being a writer?
Anne: Reading came as easily as breathing to me. And after you’ve read enough books, it’s just a matter of time before you want to write one. Rosemary Sutcliff’s historical fiction novels inspired me to put pen to paper for my first full-length novel at age fifteen. And once I started writing, I couldn’t stop. So instead of joining Write-oholic’s Anonymous, I decided to find a lit agent.
(3) Can you tell us three unique things about you that we may not know?
I got a perfect score on the SAT. Yes, over ten years later, I’m still pathetically proud of that. 🙂 I love the outdoors. If I could find a way to plug a laptop in outside, I’d probably never come back in. As a teenager, I once put a frog in a random guys’ dorm at a college. I wasn’t even a student at that college; I just thought it would be fun.
Thanks, Anne, for dropping by!