MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ANNIE BUFF❤️
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
I’m Annie Buff and I write both PNR and Contemporary romance. My MC books seem to be very popular.
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
The first MC was Where there’s Smoke, all about Smoke McAllister who is the president of the Devils Apostle’s and the story was easy. I am an ole last or bikers girl so I just used what I knew and saw every day.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
Living the life if a bikers girl I wanted the world to see they’re good guys. Sweet and loyal.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
Ask my old man and the other brothers so many questions they finally told me to shut up lol
What’s the strangest thing you have ever had to research for your book?
Voodoo. One of the brothers is a practitioner and I had no clue about it until his character cane into play.
Can you tell me about your Series?
It follows the life of the club and each book focuses on one particular brother.
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
I do but I won’t say which.
Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?
My everyday life.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
In the biker world sometimes observation is the best research.
Was it always meant to become a series?
Oh yes. There was no way to tell it all in one book.
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I write everyday even if it’s only 15 minutes. I work part time and keep the guys out of trouble full time.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
Several. I have Surviving Sunday School which is part 5 in the Devils series and I also have Burning Crimson which is part 3 in my other MC series the Dawg Pound plus one of my PNR.
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
Names are always important. They mean something so they have to fit the character.
Where do your ideas come from?
Everywhere! You wouldn’t believe where I find inspiration lol.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Sometimes it’s just finding quiet time for it.
What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
I have them for my Immortals series. Will get some for the bikers at one point.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Getting emails from my fans that say they felt something when reading my books. I touched them in some way.
What’s the best thing about being an author?
Getting to create a world for people to get lost in.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Still making the readers cry and laugh and say holy crap that was good.
Have you always liked to write?
I started just a few years ago. Never gave it a thought until then.
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Write! You’ll never know how far you can go until you look back at where you’ve been.
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
I’m a hairdresser by trade so I’d be working full time in the salon.
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
I read them all. Not everyone will like my work and I’m OK with that.
What is your least favourite part of the writing / publishing process?
Dealing with CreateSpace for the paperbacks.
What are you working on now?
Devils, Dawg Pound and Immortals.
Why did you choose to write in your genre?
If you write in more than one, how do you balance them? Both my sub genres are books I like to read so it makes it easy for me.
Where did your love of books come from?
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
Joe Hill is one if my favorite authors.
Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?
Renegade because all my characters come from real life people and he was a dear friend that passed on.
Where can readers go to discover more about you and your books?
To my Amazon page or my Facebook page.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Both depending on the scene.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
I haven’t found one yet.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
A little of both. They say I’m the queen of the plot twist.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
Way too many to list.
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
MC house mother.
What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
Since my old man wears a patch I’ve always waited for someone to ask how I handle what he does. I’d tell them you just do. This life is definitely not for the faint at heart.