Saturday, April 25, 2015
Author Interview with Annslee Urban
Allow me to introduce Annslee Urban! Annslee grew up watching old-time romance movies, which she attributes to her passion for sweet romance, true love and happy endings. A daydreamer at heart, Annslee began her writing journey when the youngest of her five children started school. For several years she worked as a freelance writer for newspapers in her community and has written for magazines and online publications.
Raised in the foothills of Arizona, she survived temperature shock when she moved to Western Pennsylvania, before setting in North Carolina with her husband and children. Aside from writing, Annslee works part-time as a Registered Nurse in the Behavioral Health field. She is a member of ACFW, and has served as on the board of Carolina Christian Writers. She currently has 4 published novels. Her current book, Broken Silence, Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, came out in March 2015.
When she isn’t writing, Annslee enjoys cooking, traveling to faraway places, playing with grandbabies and all things chocolate!
Welcome Annslee! We're so glad you could visit us today.
What made you decide to become a writer?
I was somewhat of a daydreamer long before I was a writer. From the time I was young, I was weaving up stories in my head. I loved Cinderella fairytales, sweet romance and happy endings. My three daughters also love classic fairytale love stories so when the last of my children started school, I started writing a story with them in mind. And I found something that I loved!
Where did the inspiration for your latest book come from?
My inspiration for my book Broken Silence came from my years working as a nurse in the behavioral health field. So many young women have endured painful abuse and many harbor it, blaming themselves and accepting responsibility for someone else’s deeds. I wanted to write a story of encouragement to women.
How does your faith and spirituality work in with your writing?
I could have never been an author without Christ giving me the passion, perseverance and the ability. Faith and God’s truth is a common thread in all my stories. I hope my stories encourage the reader and hopefully bring them to deeper understanding of God’s goodness, faithfulness and love. I thrills me to know that by writing Inspirational Romance God is able to use me to hopefully draw others closer to Him.
What are you working on next?
I have another Inspirational Romantic Suspense in works!
Very interesting. Looks like you have some great stuff going on. Thank you so much for being with us!
You can reach Annslee at: firstname.lastname@example.org