Welcome to TOW bi-monthly feature Thursday’s Thoughts. On the second and fourth Thursday in the month, I share the thoughts of a featured author in the form of answers to questions posed to them.
One of October’s featured authors is Anna Muir.
How long have you been writing?
When I was a toddler I would give my mom a pencil and a pad of paper, and she would write down the story I told her. Thanks Mom!
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I really love the idea of a nom de plume. The idea of letting my work stand on it’s own, without people attaching their ideas about who I am to it, is absurdly thrilling. I kind of feel like I’m getting away with something.
Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?
Pachacuti built Machu Picchu, and I’d love to ask him why. Enheduanna was the daughter of a Mesopotamian king and one of the first recorded female poets. Who wouldn’t want her feedback? And Boudica was a Celtic queen who went up against the Romans, she would be fascinating to interview.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love to read! I’m currently reading a biography of Lyndon Johnson, who was a real rat. I also love hiking and traveling.
Who is Anna Muir? Anna Muir is a nom de plume for a writer who lives in South Carolina. She makes really yummy jambalaya, head bangs to Viking death metal, and loves poofy dresses, mythology, and history. She has a beloved cat named after a 15th century Vatican assassin.She is a jack of all trades and master of none. She writes, hikes, takes pictures, and has a bucket list a mile long. Pretty much everything she does is with the goal of traveling somewhere new in mind. You can check out her blog for more interesting tidbits or her Amazon page for her latest books.
Book Blurb: Set in beautiful Peru, Legendary tells the story of Inti, god of the sun, and his quest to save Killa, goddess of the moon. After learning his love was kidnapped from the sky, Inti sets out to rescue her and bring her home to Machu Picchu. Joined by a Celtic war goddess, a Nabatean caravan god, and a young river goddess from Cameroon, he begs a mountain for information, fights with a monkey, and learns to let go of his fear and rage. Meanwhile, Killa is trapped by the water dragon’s daughter, and must keep herself safe and her captor docile while she searches for a way to escape.