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What am I working on?

I just released book two in my series, The Shadows Breathe Series. So right now, I'm working on book three, which will hopefully be released early next year. This will be the last book in the series for now, as I want to work on other projects afterwards.

How does my work differ from others in its genre?

I think my series is just different because it's a young adult story about a horse trainer with no real super powers set in present day. Definitely different from the stories dominating the YA world right now. And with characters that anyone can relate to, it's a story that anyone can enjoy, whether from the horse world or not.

Why do I write what I do?

I write what makes me happy!
The Shadows Breathe by Kathleen Marentes
The Shadows Fall (The Shadows Breathe Series #2) by Kathleen Marentes

How does my writing process work?

I start out by listening to a lot of music to get ideas. I watch the book in my head like a movie, and music helps set the mood. Once the mood is established, I can write an outline. The outline is flexible, and generally changes drastically by the time the book is written, but it gives me a map to follow as I go. With four kids, I don't have a lot of time to write, and it can get frustrating! But they do sleep (me, not so much!).
Website: http://victoriautumn.wix.com/kathleen...

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KathleenMarentes

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What am I working on?
I'm in the editing stages of Fallen, my fractured retelling of The Frog Prince. After that I'll be co-writing a highly imaginative new fantasy novel with a 6-year-old titled In The Mean While, and then doing a retelling of Chicken Little (A Piece of Sky)

How does my work differ from others in its genre?
I add Celtic elements to my stories, and set them in alternate Ireland. I like to think I have a unique sense of humor when its required (nobody will expect a chicken to have her own POV in Fallen!)

Why do I write what I do?
Initially it started as a way to discover my Irish roots and learn about Irish mythology, but it's branched into so much more. I used to be a pretty prolific writer, churning out 20 novels in 4 years. I got burnt out and so I've been using these Celtic fractured fairy tales as a way to get my mojo back and shake off the cobwebs.

How does my writing process work?
I take care of my kids all day, yearning to write. They go to the bed and I spend the next 2 hours procrastinating writing. Somehow I manage to get out 1000-2000 words per evening anyway. Then the book goes off to content editors, I fix the problems, and send it off to my head editor. Another 2 edits from there and we have a publishable manuscript (about 5-6 thorough edits) 

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Blog URL: http://annhunter.blogspot.com
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