RG2E Featured Author Anne R. Allen on “Bag Lady Fears: How I Faced Mine by Writing ‘No Place Like Home'”

Happy Weekend, RG2E Peeps!

We’re welcoming back to The RG2E, one of my fave authors, Anne R. Allen, whose got a fascinating look at a very real issue – Bag Lady Syndrome.

Take it away, Anne…

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According to MSN financial columnist Jay McDonald, “Bag lady syndrome is a fear many women share that their financial security could disappear in a heartbeat, leaving them homeless, penniless and destitute”

And the Washington Times reports, “90 percent of women say they feel financially insecure…and almost half are troubled by a ‘tremendous fear of becoming a bag lady’. ”

Bag-lady syndrome can be paralyzing, according to Olivia Mellan, author of Overcoming Overspending, and a Washington, D.C. therapist who specializes in money psychology.

She says “Lily Tomlin, Gloria Steinem, Shirley MacLaine and Katie Couric all admit to having a bag lady in their anxiety closet.”

“It cuts across women of all social groups; it’s not like wealthy women don’t have it,” says Mellan. “Heiresses, women who have inherited wealth, have big bag-lady nightmares because they really feel like the money came to them magically and can leave them just as magically.”

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When you quit your day job to write full time—especially if you’re single—those fears can escalate to nightmares, anxiety attacks and debilitating self-doubt.

For me, they hit a crescendo when my publisher went out of business and I had to start at square one, writing query letters to agents and editors again like a newbie.

I had to face the fact there would be no more money coming in from the books I’d worked so hard to promote. My magazine writing gigs had dried up, too: either the journals had gone under or were no longer paying.  I’d been out of the workforce for years and the world was in the middle of a recession. My savings were dwindling fast. I feared I’d made all the wrong financial choices and I’d soon be living under a bridge.

I started having a recurring nightmare about living in a rusted, wheel-less truck in some kind of dump full of rats. My skin was crawling with insects. Sometimes parts of my body would fall off. I’d wake up screaming.

One morning I woke from one of those horrific dreams to an interview on NPR’s Morning Edition. (Yes, I have Public Radio on my clock radio: nerd city.)  They were talking to a successful Manhattan magazine editor who had lost her life savings to Bernie Madoff.

Look: it can happen to anybody, I told myself—even people with a ton of savings who have done everything right—and at least I don’t have all that much money to lose.

I got up and read my local morning paper, which was full of articles and letters to the editor complaining about our local homeless population, and how their camps and panhandling  were ruining our town’s idyllic image as “the happiest town in America.”

I flashed on how that posh magazine editor I’d heard on NPR could become one of those scruffy people standing outside the San Luis Obispo Mission with a cardboard sign. She could be one of those despised people living in the “filthy” camps.

So could I.

An awful lot of us are only one Bernie Madoff or catastrophic disease away from those camps.

So I took a day off querying and outlined a story about a New York magazine editor who is not only conned by a Bernie Madoff type, but married to him, so she not only loses everything, but is accused of being complicit in his crimes. On the lam and destitute, she ends up living in a homeless camp in the idyllic wine country near where I live.

For me, picturing somebody like Martha Stewart living in a tent and cooking over a Sterno stove, worrying about where to go for showers and basic bodily functions—not knowing which homeless people she could trust—helped me to walk myself through my fears and see that it would be possible to survive.

Thinking the “unthinkable” sometimes helps us to cope with our fears. If we can visualize ourselves in a terrifying situation that has a positive outcome, it can help us overcome the terror.

As the “Anxiety Doc” says “When it comes to treating anxiety, panic attacks and phobias, creative visualization techniques have proven very therapeutic for sufferers. In order for the visualization to be completely effective, the person must involve all their senses in the process. They need to see themselves performing the behavior, hear the sounds associated with it and feel any tactile sensations. In some cases, even the senses of taste and smell will be involved.”

That’s what a writer does! So as when I visualized my character, Home decorating magazine editor Doria Windsor, in a homeless camp, I pictured her surviving each of my own fears: the lack of hygiene, the stink, the cold, hunger, loss of dignity, etc.

And if she could do it, I could.

It also helped that I write romantic comedy. I had Doria—and my ever-unlucky sleuth Camilla—both find romance and a little wisdom as they face homelessness because of the Ponzi-scheming villain’s crimes.

Then I started giving the homeless people in Doria’s camp personalities and backstories. I researched by talking to a few of the homeless people who panhandle in front of some of my favorite stores in Morro Bay. One woman was remarkably plucky and full of humor.  She became the model for my character of Lucky. I decided not to make my homeless characters objects of pity, but strong-minded survivors who help solve the mystery of a homeless man’s murder.

In a way, they’re the real heroes of my story.

Not long after I started the book, I got an offer from the editor of a small press to publish my backlist. Then another offered to look at the new stuff.  Between September 2011 and December 2012, I published seven books. NO PLACE LIKE HOME is the most recent. It’s the fourth in my series of Camilla Randall rom-com mysteries.

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Things are looking up.

I’m not saying that I’m entirely over my bag lady fears. Some of us never will be. But I don’t have those nightmares anymore and the panic isn’t lurking there under the surface every time I lie down to sleep.

I’m giving away a copy of NO PLACE LIKE HOME, so leave your name in the comments (and an email address would help our admin a lot) and one of you will be chosen for a free book.

So tell me: Do you have bag lady fears? Have you ever had nightmares about being homeless? How do you cope with them?

About Anne:

Anne R. Allen is a former actress and stage director who lives on the Central Coast of California. She’s the author of six romantic-comedy mysteries. Her newest is NO PLACE LIKE HOME.

Until the end of February 2013, her previous Camilla Randall mystery, SHERWOOD, LTD is FREE on KOBO and Smashwords. It is also available in paperback from Amazon. It’s inspired by Anne’s own misadventures with her first publishers, an outlaw band of Englishmen following their own self-styled Robin Hood.

She has written a guidebook for authors with Catherine Ryan Hyde (author of the iconic novel Pay it Forward.) HOW TO BE A WRITER IN THE E-AGE…AND KEEP YOUR E-SANITY! She shares an award-winning blog with NYT bestselling author Ruth Harris at Anne R. Allen’s Blog…with Ruth Harris

Author page at Amazon.com

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Wow, Anne! What a fabulous post! I write about Madoff-style Ponzi-scheming too in my Cozy Cash Mysteries, but I never thought about it from the homeless angle. Fascinating!

Thanks sooo much for sharing with us today, and for the Ebook Gift Copy and FREE Ebook too!

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RG2E Featured Author Anne R. Allen talks Robin Hood Country and Treats You to a FREE Ebook!

Happy Thursday, RG2E Peeps!

Please help me Welcome Back to The RG2E, Featured Author Anne R. Allen, who’s about to take us on a fantabulous Robin Hood Country adventure! Take it away, Anne…

My mystery novel SHERWOOD LTD, is something of a love-letter to England’s East Midlands and the county of Lincolnshire—one of the least touristy spots in the British Isles, but one rich in history and folklore.

It’s a place I discovered by happy accident several years ago, when my novel FOOD OF LOVE was accepted by a UK publishing company that had recently moved from the bustling industrial city of Leeds to the little market town of Gainsborough, on the banks of the river Trent, which marks the border between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

My new publishers turned out to be an eccentric band of publishing outlaws who published mostly hard-core erotica—pretty much the antithesis the of my comic mysteries about Camilla Randall, the Manners Doctor. But the company was eager to branch into mainstream fiction and the managing partners invited me to fly over to promote my book and share free digs in a vast 19th century factory complex they’d just bought. Fittingly, the factory had last been used as a ladies underwear factory and was called “The Shadowline Building.” (I call it “The Maidenette Building” in my novel.)

Most of my friends thought I was deeply bonkers, but I’ve never turned down a chance to travel, so I found a tenant for my little California beach house, bought a plane ticket for England and jumped into the adventure.

I’d lived in England many years ago—working in London for eight months after college—but Lincolnshire is the opposite of the big, modern, multi-ethnic capital to the South. It’s the “green and pleasant land” of the storybooks I read in my childhood—like “the Shire” of Middle Earth. I immediately fell in love with the lush, pastoral landscape, the friendly people, and the history-steeped, time-travel atmosphere. There I was, in the land of Robin Hood—the home of “Lincoln Green.”

I even loved the food. Make all the jokes you want about English cuisine, but they make some of the best cheeses in the world, and in a town full of old-fashioned bakeries, small artisanal butcher shops and a twice-weekly farmer’s market, I ate very, very well. (Probably too well. Lincolnshire is not the best spot to be watching your weight.)

Gainsborough itself has a long and romantic history. It’s the town George Eliot called “St Oggs” when she wrote The Mill on the Floss—and the river that flowed by my window was “the Floss” of her iconic novel.

Gainsborough was already ancient by the time George Eliot/Mary Ann Evans sought refuge there. In fact, it was well established by the time a Viking King named Sweyn Forkbeard, having defeated the Saxon king Ethelred the Unready, made it the capital of England in the ninth century.

That lasted about five weeks until he had a fatal fall from his horse and was succeeded by his son King Canute, of stopping-the-tide fame. (Which he also did in Gainsborough, pretending to stop the Trent’s great tidal bore, the Aegir.)

In my novel, I call the town Swynsby-on-Trent, in honor of Mr. Forkbeard (literally “Sweyn’s home, since “by” was a Viking place-name suffix meaning “home.”)

I ended up living in Gainsborough on and off from 2002-2005. Unfortunately the publishing company went under rather tragically, with the mysterious disappearance of one of the owners (He disappeared from his boat, but his body was never found.) But it was a fine adventure while it lasted, and I’ll always cherish the friendships I made there.

I was dying to set a novel in Gainsborough, but in order not to hurt any feelings (or incur any lawsuits) I decided to fictionalize the town and set an entirely made-up mystery there, featuring my always-polite amateur sleuth, Camilla as a kind of modern-day Maid Marian.

I wasn’t able to incorporate all my favorite Lincolnshire haunts, however, or the story would have turned into a travelogue. (In fact, my editor made me eliminate my more tour-guidish digressions.)

I did include a glimpse of the open market in the central square, where traveling peddlers still display everything from fresh produce to meat pies and ribbons and pots and pans, just as they did in Robin Hood’s day—only a few blocks from the very modern Tesco supermarket. I also have several scenes set in one of Gainsborough’s picturesque pubs, many of which began as coaching inns in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Unfortunately, I had to eliminate a scene set in Gainsborough’s greatest landmark—the “Old Hall”—one of England’s best-preserved medieval manor houses. The beautiful building, built on the ruins of Sweyn Forkbeard’s castle, was a place visited by the likes of Richard III and Henry VIII. It also sheltered the Separatist “Pilgrim Fathers” as they made their escape to the Netherlands and then to the New World on the Mayflower.

I also have Camilla visit the historic city of Lincoln—only fifteen miles from Gainsborough—which houses one of Europe’s greatest Gothic cathedrals, as well as an 11th century castle that is the home of one of the original copies of the Magna Carta.

Lincoln Cathedral, built in 1072, rivals Chartres in its soaring Gothic magnificence. It is actually taller than Chartres, and was the tallest building in the world for 249 years (1300–1549.) The cathedral was used as a stand-in for Westminster Abbey in the 2005 film of The DaVinci Code.

Across the square from the cathedral is Lincoln Castle, built by William the Conqueror in 1068, and one of the country’s best-preserved castles. William built his castle on the ruins of the fortress originally built by the Roman armies who occupied Britain from 43AD through the fourth century.

Many houses in the old part of Lincoln are built on top of the old Roman forum. I was lucky enough to be invited to visit a woman whose townhouse had the base of a huge marble column in the basement. Walking up the stairs was like walking through time, from the ancient forum to the medieval kitchen, to an 18th century dining room to a Victorian parlor and up to a modern couple of bedrooms that looked out on the whole city.

I’m dying to use that in a story sometime. So I just may have send Camilla off to Lincolnshire again. It would make a great excuse to go for a return visit.

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SHERWOOD, LTD. (Romantic comedy/mystery) Suddenly-homeless American manners expert Camilla Randall becomes a 21st century Maid Marian—living rough near the real Sherwood Forest with a band of outlaw English erotica publishers—led by a charming, self-styled Robin Hood who unfortunately may intend to kill her. When Camilla is invited to publish a book of her columns with UK publisher Peter Sherwood, she lands in a gritty criminal world—far from the Merrie Olde England she envisions. The staff are ex-cons and the erotica is kinky. Hungry and penniless, she camps in a Wendy House built from pallets of porn while battling an epic flood, a mendacious American Renfaire wench, and the mysterious killer who may be Peter himself.

Sherwood, Ltd. is available in ebook from Amazon US, Amazon UK and at Barnes and Noble for NOOK

I’d hoped that Sherwood, Ltd might be free on Amazon by now and it’s not, but it IS FREE on 

About Anne: 

Anne R. Allen is a blogger, humorist, and the author of five comic crime novels: Food of Love, The Gatsby Game, Ghostwriters in the Sky, Sherwood, Ltd. and The Best Revenge.

She’s also the co-author of the writer’s guide How to be a Writer in the E-Age…And Keep Your E-Sanity (MWiDP June 2012), written with Pay it Forward author Catherine Ryan Hyde.

She lives on the Central Coast of California near San Luis Obispo, which Oprah named “the happiest town in the US.” Anne teaches blogging and social media at the Central Coast Writers Conference. Her blog, “Anne R. Allen’s Blog…with Ruth Harris: Writing about Writing. Mostly” was a finalist in the American Publishers Association/Goodreads IBB Awards for Best Publishing Industry Blog. NYT Bestseller and former Big Six editor Ruth Harris joined the blog in 2011.

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What a fascinating Travelogue, Anne! And what fun to see how all of this became part of your book! Thanks sooo much for sharing and for the FREE Ebook Gift Copies of SHERWOOD, LTD.! U rock!!!

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RG2E Featured Author Anne R. Allen talks “Ghostwriters in the Sky: What Really Goes on at a Writers Conference?

Happy Monday, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

Here’s a terrific inside peek at What Really Goes on at a Writers Conference…with RG2E Featured Author Anne R. Allen.

Take it away, Anne…

The average reader probably doesn’t know much about Writers Conferences. They seem to exist in a world unto themselves. Ideally, they are idyllic retreats where aspiring writers can polish their craft, learn the latest publishing trends and hang with successful authors, agents and publishers.

Emotions run high and adrenaline peaks as writers vie for the attention of publishing professionals and often stay up into the wee hours schmoozing with their idols.

They can be pretty pricey, but lot of writers see them as a shortcut to fame and fortune.

And/or a fun place to have a fling.

I’ve heard it has cleaned up its act, but the oldest and most revered Writers’ Conference, Vermont’s Bread Loaf—which rejects 78% of applicants—is also known as “Bed Loaf” for a reason. In a famous 2001 article for the New Yorker, Rebecca Mead said, “The triple compulsions of Bread Loaf have, traditionally, been getting published, getting drunk, and getting laid.”

But sometimes conferences only bring shattered dreams and empty wallets.

I’ve attended my share—some good, some bad, some just plain exhausting, but I couldn’t help seeing all of them as a marvelous venue for a mystery novel.

Like the English country house party that served as a setting for some of the great classic mysteries, the writers’ conference has everything a good mystery needs: glamorous setting, high emotion, and lots of suspects.

Some conferences provide intensive workshops where writers can have their work critiqued. Critique workshops offer a unique opportunity to learn tips about crafting dynamic prose and tricks for self-editing.

Unfortunately they can occasionally devolve into nasty personal attacks.

I attended one prestigious writers’ conference where I saw a talented young man bullied by a bunch of semi-informed Bozos in a critique workshop. What was worse, the Bozos were egged on by the workshop leader—who seemed more interested in wielding power than in improving anybody’s prose.

I tried to speak to the abused writer afterward—to say how much I disagreed with what had been said—but he dismissed me with a few angry words and took off running. I realized he was close to tears.

That night I tried to write about the awful scene. In my story, the critiqued writer was so damaged by the bullying critiquers, he killed himself. The story was way too melodramatic, so I later changed it to simply the appearance of suicide. Then I added a few more murders (I had to kill off that workshop leader!) plus some romantic sizzle, a couple of ghosts, a cross-dressing dominatrix, and a lot of laughs.

The result was my comic mystery, Ghostwriters in the Sky, the second of my Camilla Randall romantic-comedy mysteries. I decided to send New York socialite Camilla Randall, a.k.a. “the Manners Doctor” to a fictional writers’ conference at a former dude ranch in the cattle-and-wine country in California’s Santa Ynez mountains north of Santa Barbara.

GHOSTWRITERS IN THE SKY is available at the US Amazon.com for $2.99 and the UK Amazon.co.uk and at Barnes and Noble for Nook and Kobo.

I’m lucky that Santa Ynez is in my own backyard—I live about an hour north in San Luis Obispo—so I was able to use my own neighborhood as an “exotic” setting.

I had a lot of fun with local color: the celebrity culture (The neighborhood has been home to A-list celebrities for decades, from Ronald Reagan to Michael Jackson), the wine business (I manage to get Camilla locked in a wine cellar with two suspicious characters and several magnums of the local sparkling wine), plus some hunky cowboys, and a wannabe writer who is also a really hot L.A. cop.

I used the old Alisal ranch in Solvang as the model for the dude ranch where I set the conference.

Just before I set out to write this post, I read in the local paper that a mysterious body has been found there. I hope life isn’t imitating art here—that would be creepy!

The book takes the reader on a fun mini-vacation to the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as providing a whole lot of hilarious goings-on. There’s some old-time movie glamor, wine tasting, classic motorcycle lore, some horse-thieving, a little gambling at the Indian casino, fabulous Danish pastries, and a visit to the notorious Maverick Saloon.

And oh, yes—some dead bodies, incompetent murderers, and a little hot romance.

About Anne:

Anne R. Allen is a blogger, humorist, and the author of five comic crime novels: Food of Love,The Gatsby Game, Ghostwriters in the Sky, Sherwood, Ltd. and The Best Revenge.

She’s also the co-author of the writer’s guide How to be a Writer in the E-Age…And Keep Your E-Sanity (MWiDP June 2012), written with Pay it Forward author Catherine Ryan Hyde.

She lives on the Central Coast of California near San Luis Obispo, which Oprah named “the happiest town in the US.” Anne teaches blogging and social media at the Central Coast Writers Conference. Her blog, “Anne R. Allen’s Blog…with Ruth Harris: Writing about Writing. Mostly was a finalist in the American Publishers Association/Goodreads IBB Awards for Best Publishing Industry Blog. NYT Bestseller and former Big Six editor Ruth Harris joined the blog in 2011.

Connect with Anne here:

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Facebook

Twitter @annerallen

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Fascinating scoop here, Anne, and thanks bunches for chatting with us!

Who all would like an Ebook Gift Copy of GHOSTWRITERS IN THE SKY? Let us know below, and you just might win one from Anne!

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RG2E Reader2Author Interview with the A-mazing NY Times Bestseller Ruth Harris and Superfab Reader Marilou George

RG2E Reader2Author Interview with Ruth Harris and Marilou George

by Alicia Street
Here’s another entry in my series of Reader2Author Interviews, where authors mix it up with one of their readers.

Yesterday D.D. introduced Override, the new thriller by Ruth and Michael Harris.

Today we’ll get a closer look at Ruth Harris, my fellow contributor to the WG2E blog, and an all-around superfab lady.

Ruth is a New York Times bestselling author whose books (with Random House, Simon & Schuster, and St.Martin’s Press) have sold millions of copies in hardcover and paperback, been translated into 19 languages, published in 25 countries and selected by the Literary Guild and Book-of-the-Month Club.

Her chosen reader is Marilou George, a Mom, Wife and lover of books. Marilou is a member of The Kindle Book Review Team and a book blogger with her own site: Confessions Of A Reader. She is a self-employed consultant designing Web-sites for small local business owners as well as consulting on technical issues.


Alicia to Ruth and Marilou: When did you first become an avid reader? As a child or an adult? What got you started?

Ruth: I’ve read for longer than I remember. Seriously. My Mom told me that at about three, I sat down at the dining room table, book in front of me, dictionary to the side & taught myself how to read. Sounds sort of crazy, but I actually believe it. I can’t remember not knowing how to read; my Dad loved words and had all kinds of dictionaries; my Mom wasn’t a bullsh*tter; and both of them were avid readers. Books, newspapers, magazines were in plentiful supply as I was growing up and my paternal grandfather, a physician, was famous for his library. So books are a constant in my family.

Marilou: I have been an avid reader as far back as I can remember. As a child I loved the library and during the summers the Bookmobile would come to the school every week and I was always the first one in line. I remember the feeling of holding those books in my hands and beginning another adventure that would carry me away. Reading has always been my release and something I couldn’t live without.

Alicia: Ditto on that one, Marilou. Do your children read?

Marilou: I started reading to my son when he was 1 month old and everyone thought I was crazy. Well my son is now graduating from High School and his reading test scores are through the roof! Who was the crazy one?

Alicia: How often do you read? Where do you read? And is there a time of day that is ‘reading’ time?

Marilou: I read every day, usually in the evening in my comfortable little corner of the couch. I take my book or my Kindle with me anytime I have any appointments to pass the time waiting, there is always a wait!

Ruth: Late afternoon or evening. On my iPad. We live in a house filled with books, but dusting them and wondering where I will find space for all the new ones I was constantly buying is no longer an issue. Liberating. I can indulge my book greed to my heart’s content.

Alicia: What genres are your favorites? Any you absolutely would never read?

Marilou: I have always been open to any genre of book, I don’t have a specific one. The only genre that I do not read is Horror, it’s just not my style.

Ruth: I read across genres. You never know when and where you’ll find something you love or something that will trigger a terrific idea.

Alicia to Ruth: Do you have an author you currently read that inspires your writing?

Ruth: All of them inspire me; it can be a word choice, a turn of phrase, a character portrait. They are all inspiring—even if reminding me what NOT to do!

Ruth to Marilou: How did you find my books? Which on did you read first?

Marilou: I first discovered your books when you selected me to read/review Decades. I don’t know what made you select me out of all the reviewers but I feel we are a perfect fit.

Alicia to Marilou: How did that first book affect you?

Marilou: I loved it! I could totally relate to the story, and I felt as if I understood the message Ruth was giving. Ruth presents a style of writing that will connect you to each character and allow you to feel the emotions and struggles that they face.

Alicia to Marilou: Which one of Ruth’s characters is most compelling to you? Any that you don’t like?

Marilou: I find all of Ruth’s characters to be compelling. Ruth has a wonderful way of bringing them to life and exposing their inner emotions and vulnerabilities. I find that I have compassion for all of them and can relate to them on a human level.

Alicia to Ruth: Is there a particular character you get the most compliments or complaints about?

Ruth: People tell me they find my characters—they each have positives and negative and I don’t flinch from rounded portraits—very believable and relatable.

Alicia to Marilou: What prompts you as a reader to contact an author?

Marilou: I have such a profound appreciation for all the work that goes into being an author. When I pick up a book to read and it almost physically transports me into the story I feel great satisfaction and appreciation of the work involved to be an author. When I read Ruth’s books they carry me back to places in my own life and I am swept up in the story. This is the very reason that I read, not only to learn but to be held hostage by the story and lose myself in the book. It has been my pleasure to have met Ruth and I very much enjoy our connection.

Alicia to Ruth: Have you ever had a reader’s feedback influence your work?

Ruth: Not that I can recall

Marilou to Ruth: Did you always want to be a writer?

Ruth: I was always a huge reader but when I was a kid, I wanted to be a professional skater with an ice show. In high school, I wanted to be a lawyer but a summer job in a law office cured that: behold the definition of toxic boredom.

Ruth to Marilou: What do you love to do when you’re not reading?

Marilou: When I am not reading I love to spend time with my family. I also like to crochet and do other crafty things. I love working outside in my yard and since I live in Daytona Beach the beach is a great alternative.

Alicia to Marilou: Is there something you’d like to say to most authors? Something you wish they’d understand better about readers?

Marilou: I feel that readers just want to be swept up in a story and taken away from their daily lives. Books have been a very important part of my life and I am grateful to all authors for their work.

Alicia: Ahhh. The perfect reader 🙂

The conversation continues on Alicia’s Blog, where you can read the complete Interview:

http://aliciastreet-roystreet.com

Connect with Ruth on her regular posts at Anne R. Allen’s blogspot: http://annerallen.blogspot.com/p/about-ruth-harris.html
Or on Twitter at – https://twitter.com/#!/RuthHarrisBooks

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