What was the first book you ever wrote and what inspired you?
My first published book was Loving Lucas, Book 1 in The Ladies of Cascade Creek. I lived in Colorado when I was younger, and I thought it would be a great setting for a frontier romance.
Can you tell us about your work including titles and share your amazon links?
Loving Lucas and Romancing Rosalie are currently available. Loving Lilah is very close to being finished. I have notes and ideas for several other Cascade Creek novels. My Amazon Author page is http://amzn.to/Ul3kqB.
What drew you in to the romance genre?
I’m a sucker for a happy ending
Is romance your favorite genre to read as well as write?
I read lots of romance, but also biography, history, writing how-to and fantasy.
Can you tell me something about yourself that may surprise your readers?
I wanted to name my daughter AnnMarie. My husband didn’t go for it.
Are you excited to be a part of the upcoming Ropin Romance event?
What do you do to help with writers block?
Take a walk or listen to some music.
If you had to choose three words to describe what type of writer you are what would they be?
Historical western romance!
What is your author pen name and do you have more than one?
AnnMarie Oakes is a pseudonym. I do write in some other genres.
If you had to pick a favorite author who would it be?
I’m a fan of Linda Lael Miller. Diana Palmer has also written some entertaining western romances.
Many of the readers who will be seeing this interview and participating in the takeover will be new fans. If you had to describe your writing style and books in a single sentence what would it be?
My books are historical romantic adventures on the frontier (sensual too!).