3 Questions Wednesday with Anita K. Greene

Anita GreeneToday we welcome author Anita K. Greene, to 3 Questions Wednesday!

Hello Anita! Glad you stopped by for a visit. First question:

Which author would you never get tired of, and why?

Anita: I’ve been a Louis L’Amour fan for years. He painted incredible pictures with the simplest of words. I read a broad spectrum of genres and styles to keep my own writing fresh, so I don’t have one current author that is an auto-buy. When I need a little humor, I’ll read Deanne Gist. If I feel like a good wallow in prose, I pick up Diane Ackerman. I really am all over the place when it comes to who and what I read.

Me too! I try to read a variety of books. To me, a good novel needs a great villain.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Anita: Nights at the local drive-in theatre battling bloodthirsty mosquitos, exposed me to some of the worst villains on the big screen—the Disney villains. They are still my favorites with the most horrible being Cruella de Vil. That devil woman did not scheme or try to hid behind niceties. Her world was, literally, black and white—with a splash of blood red. Cruella’s fanatical desire for a puppy fur coat was her downfall. Her obsession led to recklessness and ultimate failure.

I love the Disney villains also. Now tell us a little about yourself.

What project are you currently working on?

Anita: I’m editing the third book in my SeaMount series, BENEATH A STARRY SKY. Ethan Thomas’ story is an emotional journey as he let’s go of grief and learns to love again.

Sounds like a good series. Thanks again, Anita, for joining us! Anita would like to give away one copy of the first book in her series, OUT OF THE WILDERNESS. If you’d like to be entered to win a copy, please leave a comment below…

Out of the Wildernessout of the wilderness

Former Navy SEAL Gray Kerr wants to be a good guy. Hoping to restore his integrity by landing a coveted job with the exclusive SeaMount Agency, he is in the middle of a wilderness survival trial when he discovers a woman and her three little girls lost in the forest. If he abandons his personal mission to help them, he could be disqualified for the job.

Sophie Moore has fought to hold heart and home together after her husband’s untimely death. Losing custody of her daughters to his influential parents would be her undoing. Plans for a weekend away fall apart when she takes a wrong turn and becomes lost in a labyrinth of logging roads. Trusting the scruffy, hard-edged man that has found them is their only chance at survival.

From the wilderness of Maine to the SeaMount Agency headquarters on the coast of Rhode Island, Gray works to expose the criminal plot behind Sophie’s custody battle. He jeopardizes getting the job he wants for having the love of the woman he needs. Being a good guy may cost Gray his one shot at redemption.

An avid reader, Anita K. Greene spent her teen years filling notebooks with ‘fan fiction’ before there was such a term. As an adult, she took an ongoing short story workshop to see if her dream of being a writer was even a remote possibility. After writing dozens of short stories, she took the plunge and wrote her first novel. She is now living her dream in Rhode Island with her husband, her son, and a spoiled Belgian Malinois.

11 thoughts on “3 Questions Wednesday with Anita K. Greene

  1. Loved this book… great story! Anita is a wonderful writer and a wonderfully nice person too!

  2. Very nice interview, Anita! We share a most hated villain in Cruella De Vil. Wishing you many more great stories and villains that are intriguing if a bit less cruel than Cruella! Blessings, Karen Frisch

    • Hi Karen! Thank you for the good wishes for great villains. They certainly help move a story along! Hope your weekend is filled with love and laughter.

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  4. Wow – your book sounds intriguing! And I’m similar – I have several favorite authors and what I read depends on my mood from day to day. Disney villains are classics. I wonder if anyone has ever explored why Cruella Deville turned out the way she did?

    • Hi sparksofember! Wouldn’t that be a fascinating study! Knowing where she came from and what her home life was like as a child would tell us so much! Hmmm…a creative writing exercise that would be fun to do. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. God bless.

  5. Nice to meet you Anita, enjoyed reading this post, interesting…. I am wanting to read this and find our if he will expose the criminal plot behind Sophie’s custody battle! ! Sounds like a good story..
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    • Hi DK Stevens! Gray and Sophie’s story is one that is close to my heart. Thank you so much for dropping in and leaving a comment. Enjoy your weekend.

    • Hi Sharon! I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed Gray and Sophie’s story in OUT OF THE WILDERNESS. Yes, the series continues, each man with his own story. Jack ‘Preach’ Conroy’s story is already published, INTO THE DEEP. Ethan’s story is a novella that needed to follow as his happy ending is connected to Preach’s story – though both stories stand alone. Thank you so much for stopping by and saying ‘hello’. Have a wonder-filled weekend.

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