Anne Wilson is the author of ‘Waiting for Christmas’.
I grew up in the north-west of England around the Morecambe Bay area and have always filled my free time with my favourite hobbies of reading and writing.
I also lived for a number of years on the Balearic Island of Mallorca which inspired my first novel, Here Be Dragons: A Tale of Mortals, Myths and Mystery, set in Mallorca and Denmark. I have a journal-blog on my website telling the story of these ex-pat years.
On my return to the UK, I was employed by my Local Education Authority to deliver the Additional Literacy Support programme to under-achieving junior groups and subsequently ran both literacy and art workshops.
In 2010 I gained a BA (Hons) in Advanced Creative Writing through the Open University.
My short fiction has since appeared in a number of anthologies, most recent of which is Light in the Dark, a compilation of short stories for Christmas, available from November from Bridge House Publishing.
I have two current projects, another novel entitled A Bundle of Bones and a sequel to Here be Dragons, as yet untitled.
Author Q & A
Can you tell us about the inspiration behind this story?
It was a dream I had about a child’s ghost visiting its own grave. I just had to work out why.
When did you start writing?
At school, sitting on the back row during lessons.
Do you have a favourite genre?
Nordic Noir: And if that’s not a genre, The Supernatural.
What’s your favourite book or short story?
This question is always impossible to answer.
What has been your biggest challenge as a writer?
The far reach of the learning curve.
Are you currently working on a full-length novel and looking for a publisher?
I would love to find a mainstream publisher for my recently self-published novel, Here Be Dragons: A Tale of Mortals, Myths and Mystery and am currently nearly halfway through my second novel, A Bundle of Bones. I have also begun work on a sequel to Here Be Dragons.
What do you most enjoy about writing?
Amazon: Friend or foe?
Depends on the size of your marketing budget.