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Interviewing RaeAnne Hadley!

April 1, 2013

My guest this week is my good friend RaeAnne Hadley! Welcome, RaeAnne! It’s a pleasure to have you here!

raeanne hadley

 

  1. What is your genre of choice? Why did you choose this genre? Romance, because my life is filled with so much love and my marriage is like a fairy tale!

 

  1. What are you working on now? I’m working on several books, depending on what mood I’m in will be what I work on.

 

  1. If you have published something, tell us about it. I’ve written 2 romantic mysteries, 1 metaphysical romance, 1 thriller/horror and 1 contemporary romance. My romantic mysteries are loosely based on my life being a female automotive technician, which is what I have my degree in, having worked on cars for over 30 years now. My metaphysical romance was my therapy book on how I lost the first love of my life. My thriller is a culmination of dreams I’ve had, experiences with the unnatural and my love of Stephen King. My contemporary romance is a fantasy I’ve had since I was a teen-aged girl, madly in love with a certain, unnamed musician.

 

  1. Who is your favorite author? Why? There are two, Stephen King and Nora Roberts. Stephen because anyone who can create nightmares, to stir up so many emotions with words on paper has to be a genius! And Nora Roberts because I NEVER get bored with her stories and I’ve read them all.

 

  1. How did you get started writing? I was fired from my career because I took maternity leave, so I was working graveyard shift, angry and frustrated. I started thinking of ways to commit vehicular homicide and make it look like an accident. Characters started forming, then the story and luckily for my ex-boss, I took my frustrations out in pen.

 

  1. What do you find hardest about writing? What do you find easiest? Finding the time to write is the hardest for me since I’m a mother, rancher and wife. The easiest is coming up with the stories, my muse is in my head ALL OF THE TIME! She won’t leave me be, hahaha!

 

  1. Do you have a quote that keeps you going? Everything happens for a reason, and Life is meant to be fun, enjoy the journey.

 

  1. Who are your biggest supporters? It used to be basically my family and friends but now I have this amazing group of fans who encourage and love my writing. It’s very humbling and lovely.

 

  1. What is the message you want people to get from your current work or work-in-progress? The two that I hope to get a message across is an unnamed piece about my father’s stroke and everything that a family goes through with the stroke victim, the other is life is too short to hold a grudge and that the only one you are hurting is yourself. You’re best revenge is of course to live and love.

 

  1. Do your stories come more from your own experiences or from observation of others? So far all of my stories have come from my own experiences. I’ve had such a full life, painful and joyous, so I haven’t needed to draw from others yet. My best seller, With Love; Now & Forever, was my therapy on how I lost my first love. So many people can’t believe that my boyfriend’s father actually did what he did, and when they read what happened to Anastasia, they realize how painful it was for me.

 

  1. Anything you would like to share with us about you and/or your writing? I am a big believer in happily-ever-after so all of my books will have a happy ending. I truly married my Prince Charming and that miracles do exist. God puts them everywhere, he’s just waiting for us to open our eyes and see them.

 

  1. In your best dream, where would you like to be? Why? This doesn’t have to be related to your writing. On a beach somewhere! I absolutely LOVE the ocean, though I’ve only seen it from an airplane’s view. I would love to walk along the beach, look out at the expansive body of water and pick up a real seashell!

raeanne with book

 

I actually started out as a mechanic, yes, an automotive mechanic having over 30+ years experience and my associates degree in auto technology. I began writing my first story, Mechanics of Murder, after I had been fired for taking maternity leave. I took a 3rd shift job and trying to keep myself awake, I used my imagination and started creating a story of a female mechanic, which I was, finding a dead body underneath the truck she was working on. My father absolutely loved the story and encouraged me to complete it and get it published. I was almost finished with the first draft when my father had a stroke. Encouraging him to get better, I rushed the book to Lulu Publishing without it being edited. My father was able to hold my first novel but was never able to read it, he passed away 2 days later. But it began a passion for me that has not dwindled!

I have continued writing and my list has now grown. With Love; Now & Forever and Shadows, both paranormal romances though with different personalities and twists. The sequel to Mechanics of Murder, A Wrench in the Plan, was completed in January of 2011 and was released in the spring of 2012.I know my Dad would be proud. My contemporary romance, Love’s Everlasting Song, is a sweet tale where hopes, dreams and occasionally fairy tales do come true.

I have 3 more novels in the works and plan on writing for many more years! My stories are not sexually graphic because I believe the use of your own imagination can be more romantic and more sensual than what I will put into words and I ALWAYS have to have a happy ending! Life is meant to be fun, enjoy the journey!!!

raeanne book signing

 

http://www.amazon.com/RaeAnne-Hadley/e/B006J6E9M4

 

http://www.facebook.com/raeanne.hadley

 

http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/raeanne-hadley.html

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments
  1. Great interview DeEtte and RaeAnne…wow…you do have some amazing experiences…I learned a lot about you and your writing!

  2. She has! Thank you for reading, Jane!

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