Random thoughts on our impending doom and everyday life, courtesy of a Romance Writer who occasionally feels the need to talk like a Sailor.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

New Years Blog Thingy, with... Anna Hackett.

Today we've got Aussie Romance Author Anna Hackett sharing her lessons learned and tips for 2013. Anna writes great romance Novellas with a dash of the paranormal thrown in for fun.

What did you learn in 2012?
~ If you make realistic goals, keep working on them no matter what, you will succeed!
~ We are always capable of much more than we think. I'm on a roll with the inspirational stuff (-:
~ I learned all about the process of self-publishing - a challenging, fun, rewarding process.
~ I also started learning Portuguese (a long way to go yet).

What were some of your highlights of 2012?
On the writing front:
~ My first science fiction romance, WINTER FUSION was released by Carina Press.
~ I was part of my first anthology, A GALACTIC HOLIDAY by Carina Press.
~ I published my first self-published book, TIME THIEF and its sequel, MIND RAIDER in my Anomaly Trilogy.

On the family front:
~ My baby turned into a toddler! We watched his first steps, his first words, and so many other firsts in 2012.
~ We moved to Africa - a HUGE adventure for us.

What have you got planned for 2013, publishing or otherwise?
~ The third book in the Anomaly Trilogy, SOUL STEALER, will be out in February 2013.
~ Nothing else I can talk about yet but I promise more sci-fi romance and the final stories in my paranormal WINDKEEPERS series.
~ I'll be teaching my online short story writing workshop SHORT STORY, BIG IMPACT at Savvy Authors in June.
~ I've gone back to my mining job this year. I specialize in safety and am looking forward to helping more people go home safely to their families every day.

Any movies, books and suchlike being released in 2013 that you're really looking forward to?
~ Movies, absolutely! It is a big year, this year: Mad Max: Fury Road, Cloud Atlas, After Earth, Pacific Rim, Ender's Game, Oblivion, Gravity, Elysium, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Wolverine (Hugh, woo hoo!)
~ Books: I'm a huge Nalini Singh fan. She has another Guild Hunter book this year featuring Raphael and Elena and of course, another Psy/Changeling book, so secret they won't even reveal its title, hotly anticipated to be about The Ghost.

SOUL STEALER - Available in Feb
Book Three
She just wants her life back.
After being kidnapped and forced to kill by a vicious crime lord, Cate Hartmann is now a killer with an addiction to stealing souls. On the island sanctuary of Haven, surrounded by other anomalies with secret abilities, she fights to recover. But only one man calms the dark storm inside and makes her believe she can be whole again...Dr. Gage Walker. Scientist Gage Walker has spent a decade helping anomalies. But every day, he's haunted by his previous job for the CIA—where he crossed far too many boundaries and hurt so many anomalies. Including his brother. He vows he won't fail again and will do everything he can to heal Cate—including fighting his attraction to her. But when the crime lord comes after Cate again, it's a race against time to find out why he wants her. Amidst the danger, Gage and Cate drawn to each other, even as they fear that one wrong step will send her hurtling back into the depths of her soul stealing addiction.


  1. What a 2012! Thanks for sharing.

    Looking forward to more Windkeeper stories!

    1. Hi Eleni - It was a big year (-: Am just editing the WindKeeper stories now so stay tuned!! Hmm hmm, sexy Italian men with paranormal powers.

    2. oooh, can't wait! Go the sexy...

  2. Kylie - thanks a bunch for having the great idea for your New Years Blog Thingy!