Monday, November 26, 2012

The Writer's View: Ann Montclair


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Ann will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the banner to see the other stops on the tour.

The Author's View: Inside/Outside
The view inside your writing space


My writing space is almost ideal. I sit at a giant desk and have plenty of computing power. I perch in a deluxe writing chair, and sit next to a wood stove and a refrigerator. I’m never cold or hungry. The not exactly perfect part is that our cabin is less than 1,000 square feet, and I share the limited space with a giant (work at home) hubby, a giant teenaged son, and three giant dogs who are convinced they should lay at my feet or on them as often as possible. My writing area/office quadruples as living room, kitchen, and dining room. Like a NYC flat, it’s all open space. But I do face a huge picture window, and most times keep my back to the buzz of family activity. I’ve become expert at tuning them out and tuning the muse in.

The view outside your window


Now this is ideal. I face a deciduous forest, a little lotus-covered, spring-fed pond, and a creek with waterfalls. I watch the rain and snow and listen to birdsong, windsong, and watersong. Whenever I need a break, I walk the trails around our acreage. I can go days without seeing another human besides those I live with, and I love it! I grew up in Los Angeles, California, and to move from the city to the country was a precious life-gift. I always dreamed I’d write novels in my little cabin in the woods, and that’s exactly what I do.

About the Author:
I grew up sneak-reading all my mom's steamy romance novels. She kept them high on a shelf in her closet and warned, "You better not read those..." Of course, I read them. And now I write them! I strive to take readers on a fun, emotionally charged, and highly sensual ride to happily ever after. Available now: THE BILLIONAIRE'S BAUBLE (Soul Mate Publishing 2011), ONE WET SUMMER (Musa Publishing 2012), and GOOD THINGS COME IN TALL PACKAGES (Musa Publishing 2012). Next up: LADY IN DEED, my debut novel in historical romance set in Tudor England (Musa Publishing Winter 2012).

I am a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and a community college English professor. I live in the Finger Lakes region of New York with my sexy hero and our teenage son. Our grown daughter lives in Los Angeles, California--my hometown.

Thanks for learning a little about me. You can contact me at ann@annmontclair.com.

Find Ann online at

Web site: http://www.annmontclair.com
Blog: http://annmontclair.wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnnMontclairFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/AnnMontclair
Buy link: http://www.musapublishing.com/



Dr. Joe Connors and socialite lawyer Lucy Alcott come from two different worlds, two very different cultures. But will those differences keep them apart when their attraction is too strong to be denied?

When socialite Savannah attorney Lucy Alcott entered the Hyatt looking for fun, martinis, and hot sex, the last thing she expected to find was Dr. Joe Connors. Joe is Lucy's opposite in every way: he’s dark, she’s pale; he’s tall and reserved, she's tiny and vivacious; he wears his compassion and deep spirituality on his sleeve, she wears designer bags and clothes. That night at the Hyatt Lucy found herself not in the arms of a casual encounter but reaching out to a man who challenged the walls she had built around her heart—and when he gave her his number, Lucy knew Joe deserved a woman as warm and tender as he was. So she threw his number away. When an unexpected meeting six months later brings them together again, will Joe overcome Lucy’s fear of losing her heart, or are their two very different worlds destined to keep them apart forever?

6 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

MomJane said...

Your place in the woods sounds so peaceful.
I love the excerpt. The story sounds rea,ly good.

Ingeborg said...

I like the view outside your window. All I have is a wall.lol
I'm looking forward to reading your book.

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Anonymous said...

I love the woodland setting, and the light coming in through the windows!

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Catherine Lee said...

I love the description of your writing space...but that cabin must be crowded. I'd need a little more room to spread out!
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Mary Preston said...

The view outside your window looks very cold, but inside looks cozy indeed.

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